A Great Stock Investment!
July 14, 2022

A Great Stock Investment!

Kristen Zatina | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Stock

Our team uses Adobe Stock every single day for a wide variety of communications materials supporting different departments and aimed at different audiences. I would not say that Adobe Stock addresses business problems as much as it provides a reliable tool for our standard regimen of activities and affairs. It provides the graphics we use for our daily social media posts, trade show collateral, business and social event invitations, internal newsletters, external outreach for business development and talent acquisition, etc. If we need a visual for anything and our graphic designers are tasked to make it, they find the artwork on Adobe. It's also what we turn to when we need to brainstorm ideas for big-picture campaigns and long-term branding.
  • Presents a huge collection of distinctive graphics with all sorts of options to fit the user's particular need of the day.
  • Allows for easy grab-and-go, cut-and-paste of the sample proofs so that a graphic designer can work up an idea and present it to the team before purchasing it.
  • Operates a user-friendly platform so that team members who haven't used the program but is suddenly needed to jump in on a project can figure it out quickly.
  • More pictures that are relevant to particular industries, businesses, and teams. This would include fields like cybersecurity and software engineering where images of technology should be completely up-to-date and intriguing to catch this elite tech professional's eye and not just look like a stock photo that might dazzle any ol' onlooker.
  • A little more depth in the models chosen for the graphics involving people. Perhaps more expressions on their faces or more finesse in the style they're dressed or holding themselves. Sometimes the models look very unnatural and it's hard for us to use them as a general reflection of our brand and our team, which is very serious work but also very chill personalities.
  • This would probably involve some evolution of technology but it'd be really neat if there were ways the graphic designer could play around with the stock photo in an easier way and move certain parts of the image around or swap in other images so that it all looks like one cohesive shot. You can do it a little now but it'd be great if you could "bend" or "flex" what's there to manipulate it, rather than removing it, covering it, blurring it, etc.
  • Compelling, gorgeous graphics.
  • Ease of transitioning graphic to various platforms.
  • Ability to copy-and-paste sample proofs for team review before purchasing.
  • Not always reflecting the kind of people our company hopes to resonate with.
  • Cost can be high.
  • Account management of various users can get complicated.

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Well suited for background images and graphics where you want to channel an idea or theme that is known to the general population, e.g., a football field for a social media post related to a company fantasy league or a child holding crayons to promote a donation drive for local schools in need. Where it is less appropriate are images involving people and it's not necessarily Adobe's fault but it's very hard when you consider "your people" unique and want to reflect them in a way that feels genuine when you're creating graphics to represent your company. Many of the best shot set-ups and styles for pictures involving people that Adobe creates have people in them who just don't look like "our people."