[Clipart] Can I submit only PNG images?

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Sat Nov 12 19:36:11 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-11 at 13:18 -0500, Nathan Eady wrote:
> Open Clip Art Library Feedback Form wrote:
> > I have a few sets of web application control icons that I would like
> > to submit as public domain to your site... these are in .png and .gif
> > format, and it appears you only deal with .svg.  What should I do with
> > my icons?
> At this time, we do not maintain a repository for bitmapped graphics,
> only scalable ones in vector formats.  Other vector formats, such as
> wmf or eps, can potentially be converted to svg, but bitmapped images
> do not contain the necessary information, because they are just 2D
> arrays of pixels, with no information about the objects that make
> up the picture.
> There are some icon repositories, maintained for instance by the
> developer communities associated with the major desktop environments,
> but I believe most of these use rather more restrictive licenses,
> such as the GPL.
> There are other repositories that do handle bitmapped graphics, but
> most of the ones I know about are intended for larger graphics, such
> as photographs.  If there is a repository that receives public-domain
> small bitmapped images, we probably should try to work out an affiliate
> relationship with them, but at this time I am not aware of one.

I agree we should develop a relationship with another bitmap repository.
What other ones exist? Maybe this is a good question to pose in the


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