Blocking Inappropriate Images In Adobe Spark

One of the most popular features in Adobe Spark is the ability to search the internet for free Creative Commons images for use in videos, pages, and post. Spark is used extensively by children, and so we utilize safe-search to ensure that only appropriate images are returned. But, no public image search is ever 100% safe, that’s an unfortunate reality.
In our testing, Flickr appears to be the primary source of problematic images. And while the Flickr libraries are vast and the service is thus an invaluable source of images,
you may want to block Flickr results for younger Spark users. To do this:

  1. Go to the web version of Spark at
  2. Go to “Settings” which appears in the drop down under your profile image in the top right.
  3. Turn off “Flickr”.
  4. You may also want to turn off “Adobe Stock” to block searches from our paid stock image service, as some Stock content may also be inappropriate for younger users.

These settings are applied to the account, so the block will apply to any browsers or devices logging in to Spark with the same account.

2 responses to “Blocking Inappropriate Images In Adobe Spark”

  1. Megan Avatar

    This is a problem. I can’t do this for each of my kids. I teach 300 in my computer lab, and 150 have their own Chromebooks.
    If I teach the kids how to do this, then they will know how to turn it back on and it will not be safe.

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Megan, we are working on a way to improve this, stay tuned.

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