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Links to websites with clipart/images which skinners can use for free! - Gamester17 - 2003-10-08 16:28
I'm pinning/sticking this topic-thread here permantly so that you all can share your webtite-links as to where to find royalty-free, public domain (free licenses), or non-copyrighted digital 'clip-art' and images/pictures that skinners, and graphical-artists/designers can use in their skins free of charge (libre/gratis) and without having to worry about any legal issues.
So please, go ahead and add replies with links to websites with free to use artwork, buttons, textures, backgrounds, images, pictures and gif animations, etc.). Again, please respect that all the pictures, icons,... etc. linked to from here should be free to use/modify/distribute either 'as is' with no strings attatched or under a free license.
Here are a few link examples (to some good sites):
- commons.wikimedia.org (Wikimedia Commons), (also refered to a "Wikicommons") is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. The files uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons repository can be used in all Wikipedia projects (like Wikibooks, Wikisource and Wikinews), or downloaded for offsite use, as all of the content is either in the public domain or released under free licenses such as the GNU Free Documentation License.
- openclipart.org (Open Clip Art Library).
- freshmeat.net has themes and resources sections (which contains loads of graphics for x, some are copyright free or licensed under GPL, while some others are not, check it out)
Though on a side note, most non-software companies will probebely give you their permission to use their images/pictures if they used as non-commercial promo for their products. Like for example, I'm sure that car manufacturers, comics publishers, or movie producers/directors, etc. have would be glad if you use their pictures in a skin as long as it just promotes their products in a possitive way.
PS! FOOOD of iconaholic.com (formaly foood.net) have told us that XBMC skinners may use his icons/buttons/thumbnails and wallpaper artwork, etc. from iconaholic.com as long as you credit him plus link to his site (in your skins readme.txt) when using his icons/buttons/thumbnails and wallpaper artwork, etc.
- webMASTER_P - 2004-05-14 15:56
not exactly open-source, but i am sure that most of the authors won't have a problem if you use the icons
some great ones there
- Gamester17 - 2004-05-14 16:06
(webmaster_p @ may 14 2004,14:56 Wrote:http://browse.deviantart.com/icons/?view=1&order=17&limit=24or maybe they do?, see bottom of their main webpage: "no portions of deviantart may be used without expressed, written permission"
though i'm sure if you or anyone who want to use copywrited pictures for a xbmc skin just write to the owner they will allow it(?)
- webMASTER_P - 2004-05-14 16:42
sorry, i think i saw something shiny and got distacted
by no means i meant that they should just be taken
what i meant to say:
but i am sure that most of the authors won't have a problem if you use the icons as long as you ask their permission and credit them
after all, why would they upload them in such a manner?
- wabidwoveren - 2004-09-02 03:35
- Gamester17 - 2005-08-24 11:40
thought i bump this thread with some more links:
http://interfacelift.com (high-quality wallpapers, icons, themes, and professional royalty-free stock icons for developers)
- emp3r0r - 2007-08-29 07:41
There are some nice category icons that could be used in skins
For those of you who have concerns with cloning/replicating a closed source software - Gamester17 - 2008-08-01 00:24
Blackbolt Wrote:Ok guys here's the dealio with what happened to me concerning MC360.
morgueFile - high resolution images - Gamester17 - 2008-08-28 16:19
Checkout the archive on morguefile.com for free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.
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- Jeroen - 2008-09-06 15:32
Great source for logos: http://www.brandsoftheworld.com
All vector images so perfect image quality.
As far as using it for skinning for example you can get CD DVD, HD logos, etc.
There are even logos of tvshows and tv networks which you can use when making banners or posters for thetvdb.com.