Actually the image you are referencing even states right on the details page that it is a jpg. For something editable like that you need to filter by vector or illustration.
I will agree that 'some' of the images are very clip art-ish but that goes for any stock image site. The images in Stock are the exact same images as in Fotolia so many have been there for years. Like any stock photo service you will have to weed through them to find the perfect images.
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I'm not going to insult you by asking if you understand what a Photoshop layer, alpha channel, or transparency channel is. I'm going to assume that you didn't read my request carefully and thought that I was asking for editing capabilities that are available only in vectors or illustrations. I mean you would HAVE to understand what editing capabilities are available for raster images. Right?
But what you seem to have missed is that the images should NOT be JPEGs. They should NOT be flattened. They should NOT have excess white space that does nothing. They SHOULD have layers for the image, cast shadows, and text.
Of course I was the stupid customer who didn't see the label for jpeg. And therefore didn't imagine that I would be purchasing such a poor quality product. The fact that the images are the exact same images as in Fotolia only makes it obvious that Fotolia images are poor quality. Take a look at: Alpha Channel Stock Photos, Images, & Pictures | Shutterstock. This is a company that understands what high-quality stock images mean.
Fortunately I didn't pay for the two images I used from my 12 image credit.
And ordinarily I am an enthusiastic supporter of Adobe products and services.
But this experience has turned me off Adobe Stock permanently.
I ran into the same problem, so I'm going to have to use vector. My client is not going to pay me two hours' time to get rid of the background on a flattened JPEG. Would have preferred to use a photo rather than a drawing, but oh well...
I recently brought this issue to the attention of our product manager regarding JPEGs being posted to the Adobe Stock site with text indicating users can change it. We are working on a solution. I apologize for the inconvenience. You can filter for vectors by clicking the filter button next to the search fields.