Adobe is killing off Fotolia for Adobe Stock

Nov 6, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Adobe is killing off Fotolia for Adobe Stock

Nov 6, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Stock photography website Fotolia is coming to an end. After Fotolia was acquired by Adobe, Adobe Stock was launched in June 2015, with its core asset collection coming from Fotolia.

Adobe Stock is now natively integrated with Photoshop and the Creative Cloud, and there just doesn’t seem to be a need for Fotolia anymore. So, it’s disappearing. Specifically, the Fotolia website will close on November 5th, 2019.

According to an FAQ on the Fotolia website, Adobe says that the purpose for closing Fotolia is to offer “a better and more streamlined service” to their stock photography customers. They say it also allows them to offer deeper integration within the Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

Fotolia’s members will transition to Adobe Stock on a voluntary basis, but they’ll only have until November 5th, 2019 to access their Fotolia account. After that date, users will no longer be able to access their Fotolia account, purchase credits or subscriptions, nor download or upload assets from or to the Fotolia website.

Fotolia was established in November 2005 and sold to Adobe between December 2014 and January 2015 for $800 million in cash.

If you’re a member of Fotolia and you have questions, check out the FAQ on the Fotolia website.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “Adobe is killing off Fotolia for Adobe Stock”

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    Buy Fotolia. Kill Fotolia. Raise prices (wait for it).
    That’s the Adobe way, and once again the customer loses.