Adobe Stock image library will open to all UO employees

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A treasure trove of stock images will soon become available to all University of Oregon employees for free.

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 21, Adobe Stock will allow UO faculty members, staff and graduate employees to download millions of photos, illustrations and vector graphics at no cost.

The collection can be accessed through a web browser or through applications in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Instructions for getting started are available in the UO Service Portal.

Video, music and premium stock images require an additional fee. After a premium asset has been purchased once, it will become available to others within the university for free.

Under the university's "education license," use of the images is limited to UO activities. Some images are governed by additional "extended" or "editorial" license restrictions. Details are available on the Adobe website.

Access to Adobe Stock reflects an expansion of the university's Creative Cloud license, which already allows UO employees to install the software suite on up to two computers, whether university-owned or personal devices. Information about obtaining the software is available in the UO Service Portal.

UO student access to Creative Cloud is limited to computer labs.

For help, staff and faculty members can submit a ticket on the software and application help request page of the UO Service Portal or contact the IT support staff for their department or the Technology Service Desk.

—By Nancy Novitski, University Communications