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iamdok says

I remember this was a topic recently and someone got a response from fotalia saying that provided they are not in the download package, but only for preview purposes, then the standard licence is ok to buy!

Has anyone gone ahead and used images in their items which were bought on fotolia?

Additionally, there is a restriction on the size which is allowed to be used on the web, so does this mean that these photos cannot be used in background modules or anywhere larger than 640×480 px? Thats a bit restrictive no? Is there a way around this? When used in a flash template these photos aren’t really downloadable except for screen grabs, do this make a difference?

And one last question. Do we have to include a specific licence in our preview or is it sufficient to say they are from fotolia, stand ard licence and not in the download package? OR perhpas the written permission given to 50tons is enough? See it here

Thanks. Donagh

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tsafi says

I always get confused on this matter, because if that’s the case you can use any image if you carry a license just don’t submit them on the download package.

But hey who knows sometime its OK sometime its not, talk to Pez` he is expert on this matter (:

Also i use once image of a little boy on one of my galleries then one of the buyer almost want to assassin me because the image was not included as the preview show.

So sometime they want your app to look the same as the preview ,if not… sometime they get disappointed.

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ThemeProvince says

I have images purchased from fotolia in a file.

I bought a standard license they are not included in the main download.

I uploaded to the reviewer the license and then screenshot evidence of me buying the images.

I also gave the link to where they were purchased.

It was accepted.

Hope this helps.

:)

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ThemeProvince says

I think 640×480 only applies to the extended license. But im not entirely sure.

I also included the link to 50tons support message.

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iamdok says
I have images purchased from fotolia in a file.

I bought a standard license they are not included in the main download.

I uploaded to the reviewer the license and then screenshot evidence of me buying the images.

I also gave the link to where they were purchased.

It was accepted.

Hope this helps.

:)

Thanks for that. I guess now the only confision is about the size restriction.

Anyone know anything else?

Thanks.

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50andJACK says

They changed the restriction to 1000×1000. Also, I avoided using thos images as backgrounds. Used them every where else, except for backgrounds. That’s pretty weird.

- 50

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iamdok says

Cheers fifty.

Donagh

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ThemeProvince says

You could just stretch the picture with a 1000×1000 to the background. Then apply bitmap smoothing. I suppose that is legal.

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FlashTang says

Standard licence ? it’s ok ?
Oh that’s good
Hey iamdok ,go buy some pretty girls like 50jack did ;) :D

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theflyingtinman says
They changed the restriction to 1000×1000. Also, I avoided using thos images as backgrounds. Used them every where else, except for backgrounds. That’s pretty weird. - 50

I just contacted fotolia and explained how large background images are needed in Flash templates and they agreed to let us use images larger than 1000×1000 – for backgrounds only.

Here is my request to them:

In your terms you restrict web displayed images to 1000×1000. Our authors frequently require much larger images for use as backgrounds on their template previews. Such images are not ‘right-click’ downloadable being displayed through Flash and we encrypt ALL previews. Additionally: when used as backgrounds they are always overlayed with template content (menus, page modules, etc) so screen capture of the original would be impossible. Could our authors be allowed to use images larger than 1000×1000 for such backgrounds. (I, and other Activeden reviewers would be responsible for ensuring that no preview containing an ‘uncovered’ full size image, over 1000×1000 would be approved) If so, we would require authors to cite the source of such images used, and provide a link in the item description so that buyers of their templates could, if they wished to use the same background, easily find them on fotolia and purchase them for their own implementation of the template. It could be good exposure for fotolia.
And their reply:
Hi Steve, Based on your description and as long as you prevent other people of downloading the original files from those templates, it would be fine to enlarge the images a little bit more.
So if you do use larger, appropriately licensed images from foltolia for your template backgrounds please make sure :
  • they are never visible without template components overlaying them (so they can’t be screen captured)
  • you prominently mention in your file description that the background image is not included.
  • you cite the source in your file description and provide a link
  • you prominently mention in the description any additional fees the buyer may have to pay (to fotolia) if they want to use that background image in their implementation of the template

And of course you must have at least a fotoila Standard License for the image

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