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Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone can recommend a good source of clip art for use in web applications. Either free or pay is fine. Where does joel get all the pix used on this site and in fogbugz software? like http://www.joelonsoftware.com/InsertLink.gif and the nice city scapes.

Thanks

Jon Newton
Friday, September 05, 2003

http://www.gettyimages.com

Rick
Friday, September 05, 2003


The city scapes are pictures taken by Joel himself.

Leonardo Herrera
Friday, September 05, 2003

I was thinking the same thing - I'm interested in a clipart collection on DVD that comes with a printed manual; the clipart should be in some standard format (gif, jpg, etc)

Philo

Philo
Friday, September 05, 2003

IMSI does a 27 CD set of clip art that retails for around $150 dollars

Stephen Jones
Friday, September 05, 2003

.gif and .jpg are normally used for photos. Clipart is vector graphics. I would thing Windows metafile format is the nearest thing to a standard you would get.

Stephen Jones
Friday, September 05, 2003

ahhh - good point.
However, my current concern is html, pdf, and word/rtf - all of which use bitmap formats. Do the clipart libraries usually have zooming utilities that resize then export?
If not, then storage as gif or png should be just fine.

Philo

Philo
Friday, September 05, 2003

I think most those clipart CD's with the 50,000 images, besides being mostly crappy, explicitly state you can't use them on web sites or anything commercial.

The ones you can download from Getty range typically from $5 to use in a powerpoint slide, up to $100 or so for a web site, but it varies, and they're all very professional quality.

Rick
Friday, September 05, 2003

As clip art, as opposed to photos, are vector graphics, then the size will make no differenct to the file size.

Your graphics program should be able to do all that you ask for including saving as .gif or.jpg

Stephen Jones
Friday, September 05, 2003

I've been using http://www.clipart.com/ for about a year  and been pretty happy.  Some of the photos require touching up in Photoshop, but I've had good results.

I think it's $150/year.

Lee
Friday, September 05, 2003

If you have a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, or FrontPage, or Access, or any of several other Microsoft products, you can download and use clip art (as well as photos, sounds, etc) for free from Microsoft's "Design Gallery":
http://dgl.microsoft.com/

You can't download entire collections of clipart from here, you need to browse or search for images and select the ones that you want to download.

The license on the site states, in part, "You may use, copy and modify the Software and distribute copies of the Software, along with Your modifications, as part of Your software product(s) and service(s), including Your web site(s)." and "You may not sell, license or distribute copies of the Software on a stand-alone basis or as part of any collection, product or service where the primary value of the product or service are the Software." So, you can use the clipart for free, including on your web site, but you can't use the clipart solely to provide (or sell) collections of clipart.

Philip Dickerson
Friday, September 05, 2003

Isn't using clip art on a web page patented? You'll be sued!

pdq
Friday, September 05, 2003

Not if the clipart is public domain.

Shane_from_Dominos
Saturday, September 06, 2003


I'd be a bit wary of using the MS clipart because they are likely used by many people.

Personally, I'm a bit tired of seeing the same ol' PowerPoint clipart.

njkayaker
Monday, September 08, 2003

Shane,

I was joking, but the idea is that the concept of putting clip art on a web page was patented. Not the image themselves. Images would be copyrighted, not patented

pdq
Monday, September 08, 2003

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