1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 18, 2017 10:44 AM by MatHayward

    Watermarks don't cover preview images sufficiently.

    Pink_Cactus

      I recently uploaded a small selection of vectors to Adobe Stock to see if it was something worth perusing. The sales aren't bad considering I only have a very small portfolio at the moment, but the thing that has discouraged me from uploading more is the way they watermark their images. Customers can download a free preview size image and it only has one modestly sized watermark in the middle. If your design is a border element or has empty space around the center it makes it very easy for people to remove the watermark and rip off your image. Other microstock agencies do a much better job of watermarking preview images. Here are some examples:

       

      Here is my image on Adobe Stock. As you can see it would be very easy to remove the watermark and use the image for free.

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      Now, the same image on Shutterstock and iStock:

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      iStock.jpg

       

      So if the customer only needs a relatively small size image for online or email use, it is very easy for them to get it for free from Adobe Stock.