"Adobe has decided to concentrate its efforts in other areas". Adobe Stock Photos, the RF image service introduced with Adobe Creative Suite 2 in May 2005, will be discontinued effective April 01, 2008, the company explained in a short email:
Adobe Stock Photos will remain operational for customers using Adobe Bridge enabled applications within Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Adobe Creative Suite 3 software until March 3, 2008 when the search and comp download features in the service will be disabled.
All other functionalities including viewing order history and re-downloading and purchasing of images will remain available until March 31, 2008. Discontinuation of the service will not terminate valid license agreements for royalty-free images already purchased.
If you are interested in more details, please download this Adobe FAQ file (PDF).