Feb 5 2008
You know the Adobe Stock Photo service that was integrated into Bridge a few Creative Suites back? I wouldn’t be surprised if you never knew it was there. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t know what Bridge was for. Well, the Adobe Stock Photo will soon be history.
As of April 1, 2008, the Adobe Stock Photos royalty-free image service will be discontinued. Adobe made this decision in order to focus efforts in other areas. We appreciate your support of Adobe and the Adobe Stock Photos service.
John Nack’s blog has another clue to the reason behind the photo services demise. In a StockAsylum interview conducted by Ron Rovtar, Adobe director James Alexander was quoted as saying:
“We thought we went to market with a set of features and functionality that were going to improve workflow. It was just not as compelling as we thought it was going to be.”
I wonder how long it will be before Adobe burns its Bridge behind them.[ Via John Nack on Adobe ]