Adobe Conference at Photokina 2016: Learn All About Adobe Stock’s New Contributor-Oriented Features


Adobe Stock LogoSome weeks ago it was the 2016 edition of Photokina, the largest Trade Show in imagery industry that takes place in Cologne, Germany. As always, I was one of the attendants. This event convokes the biggest and more relevant companies in the stock photo industry. One of them is Adobe, whom held a press conference at the convention.

.They dedicated time to Adobe Stock, their young stock photo and video integration for Adobe Creative Cloud, and two of Adobe Stock's execs, —including Zeke Koch, whom I also interviewed for Stock Photo Press as you can see here— plus a top contributor, took turns to address different aspects of the service's current goals and the new features developed to achieve them.

Part of the topics they touched were about Adobe Stock, their relatively new stock photo & video service that's integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Adobe Stock executives Zeke Koch –with whom I had an interview that you can check out here— and Morgan David de Lossy, and Premium Contributor Arne Trautmann, took turns to expose different aspects of Adobe Stock's current goals and new features. It was a very interesting presentation.

Here's the exclusive videos from Adobe's conference on Adobe Stock product at Photokina, which took place on September 22nd.

We apologize for the bad audio quality –common difficulties of recording a live press conference– but as a stock contributor you'll find a lot of valuable (and exciting!) data in this videos.

Zeke Koch: Adobe Stock as a Community of Designers Buying and Selling Stock

Zeke Koch is Senior Product Manager at Adobe Stock, and he's in charge of designing the service's features and improving its integration to Adobe Creative Cloud.

In our interview he spoke about Adobe's intention to create a fair-trade-based community of designers, where each creative is not only a stock imagery buyer, but also a producer. In his exposition at the conference he offered an in-depth explanation of why and how Adobe Stock works to achieve this.

Morgan David de Lossy: The New Adobe Stock Contributor Site and its Functionality

Morgan David de Lossy is Product Manager at Adobe Stock. He presented a demo for the new Contributor Site, currently in beta, of which you can read more details here.

Morgan explained in detail the simple and fast content submission process to contribute images directly to Adobe Stock, using the Contributor Site's highly automatized system, and showed the audience how to upload images to Adobe Stock using the new integration with Lightroom CC.

Arne Trautmann: The Contributor Perspective

Arne Trautmann is a stock photographer –he's the man behind the stock photo brand Kzenon– and has been a top performing stock contributor for many years. He is a Featured Premium Contributor at Adobe Stock.

Arne's participation in the conference brought in the point of view of the professional, full time stock imagery producer, and exposed how Adobe Stock's new features address all the negative aspects of the contributing process while enabling authors to have more time to commit to their craft.

Get Great Insights on Contributor Benefits from Adobe Stock's Team

With this videos you can have first-hand insights from Adobe Stock's team on the new developments and plans for the service, and how you can exploit them in your favour.

If you're interested in contributing to Adobe Stock directly, and doing it in a simple and quick manner that gives you more time to create more images, then you must check out Adobe Stock's new Contributor-oriented functionalities.

Check out the videos above for the full intervention of each team member in the conference. And don't forget to check out my interview with Zeke Koch to get first-hand info on their latest and upcoming developments.


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I write about the stock photo and microstock industry since 2006 on my several online-magazines. My goal for MyStockPhoto is to teach photographers and stock photographers how to sell more photos and earn money with their photography hobby.

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