Metadata Requirements for Templates Guidelines For Adobe Stock Contributors

As part of the submission process, Adobe Stock contributors must submit a metadata form for each templates batch. Review the requirements and details below to describe your templates effectively.

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Metadata Form: Download and Fill Out Form

Metadata Fields: Zip Filename | Title | App | Category | Template Type | Language | Keywords | Template Size | Colorspace | # of Pages or Options | Disclaimers | Thumbnail/Preview Photos Source | Price Tier

Metadata Form

Download and Fill Out Form

Every template needs metadata associated with the file. Download the latest metadata form and fill it out for each batch that you submit. Only one metadata form is required to be submitted per batch - list all template packages within a single form. In order to use the dropdowns in the metadata form, you should use Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice (free) to open and save the form.

Metadata and how it appears on Adobe Stock

Metadata Fields

For more information on the fields in the metadata form, read on to see how to fill out and select the appropriate options for your files.

Zip Filename

The Zip Filename is the filename of your template package and should follow the filenaming guidelines in the Submission Requirements.

Include the .zip extension when filling out this field.


Titles are short descriptions of your content to introduce your file to the customer. Your description of the content can impact a buyer's decision to license it. Use a descriptive and unique title for your template.

Tip: Use Title Case (capitalize first letter of each word) when titling your template.

Tip: Include the template type in the title (Layout, Mockup, Infographic, etc).

If possible, avoid naming your templates with the same titles so that users can distinguish between the different files you are offering. Do not include trademarked names, brand names, product names, or people's names in titles.

Tip: To distinguish your template title, add aesthetic descriptors for color, style, or design elements.

Other Examples:

Bold Presentation Layout with Geometric Elements

Modern Graphic Web Banner with Green Accents


Use the dropdown to select which app the template is used in:

  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop


Use the dropdown to select which category the template belongs in:

  • Art & Illustration
  • Film & Video
  • Mobile
  • Photo
  • Print
  • Web

For more information on how to choose the correct category, see Categories & Template Types.

Template Type

Use the dropdown to select what type of template is applicable to your file:

  • Mockups
  • Business Cards
  • Brochures
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Flyers and Posters
  • Invitations and Cards
  • Resumes
  • Stationery
  • Infographics
  • Logos and Icons Sets
  • Presentations and Proposals
  • Social Media
  • UI and UX Kits
  • Websites and Banners
  • Other

For more information on how to choose the correct template type, see Categories & Template Types.


Use the dropdown to select which language this template and keywords are in:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


Keywords ensure that buyers can find your content. Read on to understand which keywords will be automatically included for your template and what additional keywords you may want to add.

Automated Keywords

We will supplement your keywords in the following areas to assist in your template's visibility. The current metadata form will automatically add keywords based on:

  • "template" will be included as your first keyword
  • Title: your entire title will be included as a keyword, including all words as separate keywords
  • App: the app name and filetype will be included
  • Category: the category and related keywords will be included
  • Template Type: the template type and related keywords will be included
  • Template Size: your input will be included
  • Colorspace: your selection will be included


Automated Keywords: template, Blue and Gray Brochure Layout, Blue, Gray, Brochure, Layout, leaflet, handout, advertisement, circular, ad, mailer, business, pamphlet, Print, size, paper, margin, border, bleed, illustrator, ait, ai, customizable, editable, customize, edit, US Letter, A4, CMYK
Automated Keywords: template, Yellow and White Resume Layout, Yellow, White, Resume, Layout, CV, cover letter, employee, employment, job, job search, hiring, professional, document, Print, size, paper, margin, border, bleed, indesign, indt, indd, customizable, editable, customize, edit, US Letter, CMYK
Automated Keywords: template, White Tablet And Phone Mockup, White, Tablet, Phone, Mockup, mock up, product, scene, context, in context, placement, prototype, showcase, realistic, Mobile, document, pdf, ereading, reading, smartphone, tablet, photoshop, psdt, psd, customizable, editable, customize, edit, 3500 x 2350 px, RGB

Additional Keywords

With automated keywords, your template will already be searchable based off of the information listed above. You can choose to leave the Keywords section blank and allow the automated keywords to describe your template. However, there may be times where you will want to add more keywords manually.

Tip: You can include up to 10 unique keywords (that are not already included in your Title, etc) that describe relevant:

  • Design Style: such as modern, minimalistic, grunge, Memphis Design, Art Deco
  • Themes: such as for business, weddings, travel
  • Seasonal/Holiday Events: such as New Year's, Valentine's Day, Father's Day

Keywords Order

The order of keywords is critical and arranged in order of importance. The first 10 keywords listed are given extra priority in search.

Any keywords that you add manually will appear after your title (and all separate words within the title), ensuring that they remain a priority.

It is important to not add more than 10 keywords manually (in addition to the automated keywords). If keywords are maximized beyond 50 words, the first 10 keywords will lose their priority and all keywords will be distributed evenly in search.

Template Size

List the page, screen, or artboard sizes that are included in your template.


US Letter

1920 x 1080 px

120 x 600px; 160 x 600px; 300 x 600px

For more information on acceptable template sizes, see Standard Paper and Screen Sizes.


Use the dropdown to select what colorspace the template is using:

  • RGB: for mobile, web, and screen intentions
  • CMYK: for print intentions

# of Pages or Options

Let the user know the amount of pages, screens, or design options are included in your template file


2 design options

3 color options

10 pages


If your template, thumbnail, and/or preview files showcase photos, use the dropdown to indicate whether or not they are included in the template file:

  • Photos or design elements shown in the preview are for display only and are not included in the downloaded file
  • Photos or design elements included: You created/own the photos and can provide model/property releases if applicable
  • Leave blank if not applicable (no photos are being used)

For more information on photos usage, see Images in Templates and Thumbnail and Preview Images for Templates.

Thumbnail/Preview Photos Source

For each template, you must confirm:

I licensed the photo(s) from Adobe Stock or I created the photo(s) and am submitting any necessary model/property releases.

Use the dropdown to select Yes or No.

For more information on photos usage, see Images in Templates and Thumbnail and Preview Images for Templates.

Last Published: August 12th, 2021