In a world of 4k screens and extremely high resolutions, clip arts are losing relevance quickly. However, there are still situations where one might revert to the good old clip art days.
In this article, we’re talking about the top 7 public domain clip art galleries.
Clker is one of the most popular clip art galleries still online. There are thousands of vector images to choose from and a good collection of raster images.
There’s no restriction on how you use the images, and downloads can be in PNG, SVG or ODG in either of the three sizes, namely small, medium and large.
There’s also a rather strong sense of community. Members can contribute by editing or improving existing images or uploading their own, and tagging the collection to improve the site. There’s also a handy online editor that you can use.
Clipart ETC is a part of Educational Technology Clearinghouse and is made by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, and the University of South Florida. All of this means that you get top-notch quality educational public domain clip arts all in one place.
Downloads are available in GIF or TIFF, with the latter being better for print. You might even stumble across some EPS images. All the images here are black and white, but you can easily colour them.
The Open Clipart Library
The Open Clipart Library, otherwise known as OCAL, is one of the largest online communities that creates, shares and edits/remixes clipart. If you’re into creating clipart, you can get your work featured here without much hassle. OCAL also happens to be the source for OpenOffice’s clipart library.
The collection is rather big, and downloads can be made in PNG or SVG. Users can specify their own resolutions while downloading as well.
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Freepik is a rather popular resource site for designers and editors alike. You can find just about anything from stock photos to glyphs, vector arts, PSDs, illustrations, icons and whatnot.
Downloads are mainly in JPEG and PNG, and users can select a size or specify their own resolution before downloading an image.
Vecteezy public domain clip art gallery is a lot like Freepik, except it focusses on vectors a tad bit more. From icons to patterns, you can find thousands of images created by vector artists from all over the world that you can use for free.
You can download most images or vector assets in PNG, SVG or JPEG, and there’s an option to select or specify a size before download.
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Freepngimg is an excellent site if you’re looking for a clipart to use with a transparent background and don’t have a lot of time on your hand. The public domain clip art gallery itself is rather simple but has an enormous collection of PNG clipart of just about anything.
Downloads, of course, are in PNG and sizes are pretty much maxed out, so if you need to upscale an image, it’s better that you find one that matches your requirements from the getgo.
Vector.me specialises in vector graphics and has an extensive database of over 79,473 vectors at the time of writing. The site is rather simple in nature, and all you need to do is enter a keyword and hit enter.
All the images are free to use for commercial or personal purposes and are available for download in AI, SVG, PDS and CDR formats.
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