Well, Adobe's foray into stock photography is ending, and today, they've announced:
"Effective April 1, 2008, Adobe will discontinue operations of Adobe Stock Photos, its royalty free image service for creative professionals. Adobe Stock Photos will remain operational for customers using Adobe Bridge enabled applications within Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Adobe Creative Suite 3 software until March 3, 2008 when the search and comp download features in the service will be disabled.
All other functionalities including viewing order history and re-downloading and purchasing of images will remain available until March 31, 2008. Discontinuation of the service will not terminate valid license agreements for royalty-free images already purchased. To purchase content from the image suppliers that were included in the Adobe Stock Photos service, please visit their websites directly.
For additional information, visit http://www.adobe.com/adobestockphotos or call 1-800-685-3505. Adobe Stock Photos customer support will be available until June 1, 2008."
I am glad to see this remove a distraction from Adobe's other endeavors.
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