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NeuronFX says

Hi guys,

what photos can we use as part of our templates. We can use photodune photos, etc to put in place of place holders, but what about template elements. Like if you want for instance a sky background featured in your template (or similar), what images can we use? Does photodune license covers this? Also you know of any sites which offer this kind of licence? (at an affordable price to use in our templates).

I used images before in my templates which I took or I specifically got permission from their authors, but this is always an area I am very afraid of cause its so easy to get caught up in licence terms.

Looking forward for your thoughts! :)

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Creattive says

Hi guys,

what photos can we use as part of our templates. We can use photodune photos, etc to put in place of place holders, but what about template elements. Like if you want for instance a sky background featured in your template (or similar), what images can we use? Does photodune license covers this? Also you know of any sites which offer this kind of licence? (at an affordable price to use in our templates).

I used images before in my templates which I took or I specifically got permission from their authors, but this is always an area I am very afraid of cause its so easy to get caught up in licence terms.

Looking forward for your thoughts! :)

Hi, just like you I’m still not sure about the legal situation here. But I know that a photodune license (no matter if reg or ext) is not sufficient enough to include it in a template. You need the permission of the author to do that.

What I’m curious about is when I make assets out of photographs by modifying them. For example, now that it’s chritmas time soon, I may need some christmas trees in the background. When I take a normal photograph and cut out the tree, what license do I need for this? Neither it’s the whole original image nor it is the main aspect of the template as it is only a bg-element.

Also, what about attribution-licenses? Is it sufficient enough that I give attribution to the creator or does every one of my buyers need to give credits to him, too?

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NeuronFX says

Exactly, I usually tend to use my own photos and footage, but this is very limiting creatively. It would be really nice if we get a staff reply for this, and some good information on what’s available for us to use.

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vovkacg says

Here is what Support says about purchased Videohive items:

‘If the item is going to be sold as a template / stock product, it’s imperative that you have the author’s written permission. You’re able to use your item if you get an extended license, but not as part of a stock template if you don’t have any permission.’

As for Photodune/GraphicRiver, the situation is the same: you can’t use a purchased item as a part of a project without a written permission from the author, even if, for example, a GraphicRiver item is re-created by you completely from scratch.

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