Adobe could launch an iTunes Music Store-style service for downloading stock photography and design templates, the company has revealed.

Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen told ComputerWire that the company is may make more use of its dominant market-share in the desktop imaging market with its Photoshop and Illustrator packages by launching the equivalent of Apple's iTunes for digital imaging.

The company would offer creative professionals the ability to download stock photography and design templates from a trusted source for a fee.

According to ComputerWire this would be advantageous when compared to dealing with third-party digital content providers as there is the potential to more tightly integrate the downloaded content with Adobe's software packages.

Adobe is yet to decide whether it will offer the service in partnership with other provides "like a Corbis" or independently.