Monday, October 15, 2012

Sources of Copyright Free Images for Your Artwork

Images that are in the public domain (i.e. Victorian images) - can, say, Broderbund, claim rights to public domain images?

Thank you for your time.


Public Domain ImagesHi Nay,

Yes, Broderbund can claim rights to the images in their art galleries which were derived from public domain images.

Broderbund may have scanned them from original documents or purchased high resolution copies from a stock image service. They've likely added some touches, cleaned the images up and repaired them. They may have enhanced them to make the colors pop or rendered them in sepia for a vintage look.

In any event, the images you find in software galleries like Broderbund's Print Shop or PrintMaster are copyrighted by Broderbund.

You have three choices if you want free images you can use commercially in your artwork or crafting:

1. Find vintage books, cards, etc. in your attic, at flea markets, and see what your friends may have in their family mementos. Then do the image processing yourself ...



CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Oct. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

Eileen Bergen said...

Thanks for sharing it with your Creative Busy readers, Luiza.

Cyndi L said...

Copyright is such a complicated (and sometimes contentious) subject...thanks for the clarification, Eileen!

Jean said...

I love this as it is very important and you make it so much more clear! Thank you! jean xox

Eileen Bergen said...

Thanks for letting me know, Jean.


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