Flags for Web Sites!
In addition to our vector flags for printing, we now have a variety of sets of World Flags designed & licensed (Royalty Free) especially for use on web sites and multimedia.
Each set has over 270 flags including all of the countries participating in the 2010 Winter Games!
Below are the most common general support questions asked regarding our software. If you don't see an answer to your question, please check the Usage FAQs also.
Question: Can I use the flag illustrations on things I intend to sell or give away?
Answer: When you purchase any of our flag illustrations you are actually purchasing a "limited use" license that allows you to use the illustrations for many, but not all purposes. The usages that are allowed are "Royalty Free" meaning that you do not have to pay any additional fees. This includes many, but not all, types of commercial usage. The Usage FAQs page may be helpful. For more info see:
Question: What program is used to create the flag illustrations?
Answer: All of the flags are originally created in Adobe Illustrator as vector based graphics and save as vector based EPS graphics. Those files are then used to create the various other file formats.
Question: Can I use the EPS vector or WMF vector flags with CorelDraw?
Answer: Yes. The best choice is the EPS version of the flags. CorelDraw will let you simply place the flag illustrations in a layout, or, you can actually open them in and editable state if you want to modify anything in a file.
Question: Do you have the flags available in PMS or spot colors?
Answer: Sorry, we don't.
Question: Are the flags created with any auto tracing software?
Answer: No, not at all. Each and every part of our original flag illustration is drawn by hand, by a professional graphics artist using Adobe Illustrator. To create the most accurate illustrations, this really has to be done by hand. This not only produces the most accurate designs, but the most efficient computer files as well.
Question: You have several flags for country "X". Which flag should I use?
Answer: It really depends on how you will be using the flag. The page on Flag Classifications has some general guidelines on flag usage for the various different flags for a particular country.
Question: Can I use the EPS versions of the flags in Adobe Photoshop even though they are vector graphics?
Answer: Yes, you can use them in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements too. Just select the OPEN command from the file menu and select the flag illustration you want to open. Photoshop will pop up a "Rasterize" image window where you can specify the size, resolution, and color mode you want the image to be opened as.
Because our EPS images are vector based, you can specify the image to be as large as you like without any loss in sharpness. Open the image as large as or larger than you need for the final size. Once you open the image in Photoshop, it is no longer a vector based image.
Question: How long have you been doing flag illustrations?
Answer: The first version of Cliptures Flags of the World was released in 1991.