Adobe Stock adds contributor site and integration, updates Lightroom
posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM EDT
After adding further integration of Adobe Stock in their suite of Creative Cloud software in June, including Photoshop CC 2015.5, Adobe has just announced at Photokina the public beta of their new Adobe Stock Contributor Site.
This newly-launched platform allows content creators to sell their photos, illustrations, videos and vectors to Adobe Stock users. What was before the "premier destination to buy high-quality, royalty-free content" is now also the place to sell your content.
Of their new contributor platform, Adobe says that by contributing your work, "you have the opportunity to showcase your work to millions of customers directly inside Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Indesign CC." In addition to the opportunity for exposure and income generation, the new contributor site offers both auto-keywording and CC integration features.
The suggested keywording feature uses machine learning technology to auto-generate the first five keywords of each submitted image. An Adobe algorithm will analyze your image and generate a list of five keywords, ordered by relevance. Users are free to reorder and edit the list, but Adobe hopes it will become more accurate as more CC contributors utilize it.
Creative Cloud integration means that you won't need to leave your CC application to submit content to Adobe Stock. You'll be able to submit your work directly within the app, which should serve to help save you time. During the beta phase, work can be uploaded from Lightroom CC and Bridge CC with additional application integration coming soon.
While everything is fully functional on the new contributor site, it is still in beta so your feedback is welcomed as Adobe works to polish the service and add new features.
Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7 now available
In addition to announcing the beta of the new Adobe Stock contributor site, Adobe has also announced that Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Lightroom 6.7 are now available. The updates provide additional camera RAW and lens profile support while addressing bugs, in addition to the Adobe Stock integration mentioned above. "All Synced Photos" has been upgraded as well, allowing users to drag images directly to that collection for uploading. Smart Previews have offered users fast performance for a while, but now you can select to always use Smart Previews when editing images whereas before you would have to disconnect originals from your computer to take advantage of the potential faster speeds.
New camera support in the updated Lightroom includes the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Hasselblad H6D-100c, Nikon D3400, Panasonic G85 and Panasonic LX10 in addition to a wide variety of Apple products, including the Apple iPad Pro 9.7", iPhone 6 family and iPhone 7. The Nikon D500 and D5 have also received tethered support in the update. For the full list of updates to Lightroom, including the list of lenses which have new profile support, see here.