I think what they’re saying is that you can’t use the images on physical products to be sold where the art is part of the selling point. So using the art in a magazine to illustrate an article is fine because the article is the selling point. Using it on the cover a notebook (for sale) is not OK because the art is why someone would choose that product over another one.
And yes, if you’re selling the rock, a laser-etched rock would be disallowed.
I haven’t come up with anything lasered you’d be selling that wouldn’t fall under the “disallowed” category. I mean, if the art wasn’t part of the selling point, there’d be no point in lasering it, right? Maybe something like a jewelry hangtag, but they also say you shouldn’t use it as a logo, so…
With a not-entirely-obvious set of terms, I personally either ask them to clarify or just assume the more narrow version. While it’s likely they won’t come after you, it’s not a gamble I want to take, and I feel very strongly about respecting trademark and licensing as I’ve had my own content stolen. But you have to do what works for you. It’s still a good deal, even if you just want to use the items for gifts and decorative stuff around the house.
Honestly kinda feel ripped off, there’s plenty of reuse images on google for personal use. I change my vote to a down vote, lol. Especially since they said, " a library containing hundreds of thousands of exclusive vector graphics ready for use. No complex licenses or red tape in sight." Why can’t there ever be someone up front and not some different thing that clearly changes after buying it?
oh well, there’s not going to be any changing it or getting my money back, you live and you learn.
You should reach out to them with that feedback. Maybe they’ll tell you that you can use the images (i.e., we’re misinterpreting the license), or at least offer a refund. I thought they were pretty explicit about vectors only, but the “complex licenses” bit is BS.
You know, I kept thinking that it was nonsense like this that had me stop using The Hungry Jpeg. They claim you can use the stuff in commercial products, but only if you alter it sufficiently so that it’s basically a new design, which is useless for many of the designs. Anyway, turns out they’re all part of the same family of websites.
Well, I’m done with this. Their “refund” policy/statement whatever is very confusing, as is all the rest of everything of use on this site. At least for me. I’m out the $35 and will just consider it a gift to someone.
I attempted a refund and explained the situation in detail and they didn’t even address my refund request or the reasoning at all, they automated response me with. Hey Joshua, thanks for reaching out this is how you claim your code… etc.
I replied with You clearly didn’t read anything I sent you.
Frustrating, for sure. This isn’t the first time in my life I’ve jumped on something too soon, so lesson learned (again) and lucky for me that all I’m out is $35. It mostly makes me a bit angry with myself that I get so careless. The most painless way to deal with it is just to ‘let it go’.
It does appear to be a big percentage of the catalog, but I’m not able to find a generic listing/search of the whole catalog. The free designs do have at least a non-zero percentage of more substantial stuff. I see borders/frames and icon-ish things.
Ultimately, I’d like to see what’s in the commercial catalog before dropping $100+. If anyone finds the catalog, I’d love to see it. Just looking through the Bundle pages is a partial view that isn’t fully selling me.
To me it appears that the Free section is their whole catalog that you are paying to get unlimited licenses to sell them instead of using them for personal use. This is another thing I would be leery of, seems like another bait and switch technique to make it appear they have a lot more but in the title it says 6000 + and then in there free section there is just over 6000 that makes me feel like this is another no go.
Ah, that does appear right. I didn’t realize that was the same catalog.
I’m a little bit more alright with that then. The files are all free for personal use (it seems), but you can get an unrestricted commercial license for $2 each (or any image lifetime for the $129).
So looking at the free downloads, the elements of the “text-based” graphics can be separated out so that’s not quite so bad. It’s more work to use them probably, but all the little details in the full picture probably give you more options to mess with overall.
I don’t think I"ll ever get more than 65 images from them, so the lifetime subscription doesn’t make sense, but at $2 a pop that’s not a bad one-off cost.