Learn about the restrictions on use of images such as stock art, clip art, and photographs delivered with an Adobe product, as well as box shots and product imagery, screenshots, and product user guides.
 

 
 
Stock art, Clip Art, Photograph 
 
Any digital images, stock photographs, clip art, or other artistic work (collectively, “images”) delivered with any Adobe product may be used in accordance with the rights set out in the End-User License Agreement that ships with the product. If your intended use falls within the terms of the End-User License Agreement or other product documentation, further written permission is not required.

 

Note that images on Adobe product boxes, Adobe.com product web pages, Adobe mobile app product pages and Adobe app launcher tiles or start-up screens may not be used except as provided in the guidelines for box shots and product imagery.

 

Any use of images delivered with an Adobe product and not provided for in the End-User License Agreement requires written permission from Adobe. In some instances, images included in Adobe products may be owned by a third party and licensed under terms different from those contained in the Adobe End-User License Agreement. Under these circumstances, the Terms of Use for third-party images are stated in ReadMe or text files associated with that image. If you are seeking to use third-party images or content outside the scope permitted in the terms of the ReadMe or text files, contact the copyright owner directly for permission. It is unlikely that Adobe will be able to grant permission beyond that contained in the End-User License Agreement due to contractual restrictions, third-party rights, and other intellectual property restraints. Please also refer to the section "Important note on image usage rights".

 

If you are still interested in requesting special permission to use an Adobe image, please complete the online form or send an email to permissions@adobe.com. Allow two weeks for your request to be processed.

 

Under no circumstances will Adobe license the reproduction, distribution, or modification of any third-party images displayed on Adobe.com. See the Adobe.com Terms of Use for additional information.

 
 
Box shots and product imagery
 
Adobe product box shots are complete images of Adobe product boxes. Adobe product imagery is collectively the images on an Adobe product web page on Adobe.com, an Adobe product page on an app store, the app launcher tile or start-up screen of an Adobe product, and in other Adobe product marketing and advertising materials. You may not use Adobe box shots or other Adobe product imagery on third-party software packaging. You may use box shots, but not other Adobe product imagery, without Adobe’s written permission in advertising, on documentation (including educational brochures), in tutorial books, in video, or on websites, provided you meet the following guidelines:
 
1. Your use may not be obscene or pornographic and may not be disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Adobe, any of its products, or any other person or entity.
 
2. Your use may not directly or indirectly imply Adobe sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your product or service.
 
3. You may not use the box shot in a comparative advertisement.
 
4. You may not use a box shot, images on an Adobe product box or any other Adobe product imagery in any software application except under prior written license from Adobe.
 
5. You may not use any Adobe box shot as a link to your website. See linking to Adobe’s website for proper linking guidelines.
 
6. You may not alter the box shot in any way except to resize the entire box shot. Your use must contain the entire box shot. Any images contained on the box shot cannot be used independently of the entire box shot.
 
7. The box shot is not the most prominent visual element on the material where the box shot is displayed. Your company name and logo, your product, and/or your graphics should be significantly larger than the box shot.
 
8. You must include the following copyright attribution statement: “Adobe product box shot(s) reprinted with permission from Adobe Systems Incorporated.”
 
9. If you refer to an Adobe product, the full name of the product must be used at the first and most prominent reference (such as “Adobe® Photoshop® software”). When using any Adobe trademarks, mark them with a ™ or ® as indicated in the Adobe trademark database for general distribution.
 
10. If you refer to any Adobe trademarks, you should include the following trademark attribution statement: “[List of marks used, with ‘Adobe’ first, if used, followed by other Adobe marks used, in alphabetical order] are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.”
 
If your use meets the above criteria, no further written permission is required. For use by the press in articles or other news reports, visit the Adobe Newsroom. All other uses require written permission from Adobe, including use of box shots or product imagery in a television program, movie, or commercial.
 
If written permission is required, either complete the online form or send an email to permissions@adobe.com. Allow two weeks for your request to be processed.

 
 
Screenshots
 
Screenshots are individual print screens contained within Adobe software applications. See a sample screenshot. You may use screenshots in advertising, on documentation (including educational brochures), in tutorial books and tutorial apps, in video, or on websites, provided you meet the following guidelines:
 
1. Your use may not be obscene or pornographic and may not be disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Adobe, any of its products, or any other person or entity.
 
2. Your use may not directly or indirectly imply Adobe sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your product or service.
 
3. You may not use the screenshot in a comparative advertisement.
 
4. You may not alter the screenshot in any way except to resize it. Your use must contain the entire screenshot. You may not use portions of the screenshot, and no portions of a screenshot may be included in your product user interface.
 
5. You may not use screenshots from Adobe beta products or other products that have not been commercially released by Adobe.
 
6. You may not use screenshots that contain third-party content.
 
7. You must include the following copyright attribution statement: “Adobe product screenshot(s) reprinted with permission from Adobe Systems Incorporated.”
 
8. If you refer to an Adobe product, you should use the full name of the product at the first or most prominent mention (such as “Adobe® Dreamweaver® software”). 
 
9. If you use any Adobe trademarks, you should mark them with a ™ or ® as indicated in the Adobe trademark database for general distribution. You should also include the following trademark attribution statement: “[List of marks used, with ‘Adobe’ first, if used, followed by other Adobe marks used, in alphabetical order] are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.”
 
10. Screenshots must be reproduced in their entirety. In certain limited circumstances, Adobe may give permission to use specific portions of a screenshot. To request such permissions, please complete and submit the online form
 
If your use meets the above criteria, no further written permission is required. For use by the press in articles or other news reports, visit the Adobe Newsroom. All other uses require written permission from Adobe, including use of screenshots in a television program, movie, or commercial.
 
If further written permission is required, either complete the online form or send an email topermissions@adobe.com. Allow two weeks for your request to be processed.
 
Note that Adobe cannot give permission for use of any third-party content (artwork) that may be contained within an Adobe screenshot. To determine whether an image within an Adobe screenshot belongs to a third party, refer to the guidelines on stock art, clip art, and photographs.

 
 
Product User Guide
 
Adobe does not object to your use of Adobe product user guides, manuals or other support refernce material for educational purposes, provided you meet the following guidelines:
 
1. Your use may not be obscene or pornographic and may not be disparaging, defamatory, or libelous to Adobe, any of its products, or any other person or entity.
 
2. Your use may not directly or indirectly imply Adobe sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your product or service.
 
3. You may reproduce no more than two chapters of a product user guide or reference manual, and such chapters may be distributed to your students for educational purposes only. The copyright page of the product user guide or reference manual must accompany such documents.
 
4. You may not alter the Adobe product user guide or material contained in it in any way.
 
5. You must include the following copyright attribution statement: “© (Copyright symbol) (year) with express permission from Adobe Systems Incorporated” in a conspicuous location with the materials.
 
If your use meets the above criteria, no further written permission is required. All other use of instructional materials requires written permission. Please complete the online form or send an email to permissions@adobe.com. Allow two weeks for your request to be processed.
 
USE OF MATERIAL DISPLAYED ON ADOBE.COM
 
All uses of material displayed on Adobe.com are governed by the Adobe.com Terms  of Use. See the Terms of Use for additional information and specific use guidelines.
 
MATERIALS AVAILABLE IN THE ADOBE NEWSROOM
 
Send any requests for use of press releases, press materials, or other materials found in the Adobe Newsroom to adobepr@adobe.com.