Fotolia, a stock photography platform acquired by Adobe in January 2015 for $800 million cash, has announced via email that it’s now fully integrated with Adobe Stock and its website will officially close exactly a year from today on November 5, 2019.
On Fotolia’s FAQ page, it says the following as a response to the question “Why is Fotolia closing?”
After thirteen years in business, Fotolia will transition its members to Adobe Stock on a voluntary basis in order to offer them a better and more streamlined service as well as deeper integration within Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
Fotolia says “The Core asset collection in Adobe Stock comes from Fotolia, so you’ll find the majority of the assets you love there,” adding “You’ll also find a unique and diverse portfolio of content uploaded from our world-class community of creative professionals.”
Fotolia’s contributor page now redirects to Adobe Stock’s home page, which reads “Turn your passion into earnings […] Sell your content to the world’s largest creative community.”
Starting November 5, 2019, Fotolia users will no longer be able to access their accounts, purchase credits or subscriptions, or download and upload content from the Fotolia platform. Instead, Fotolia users will need to transition to Adobe stock or another stock photography service.