Question: Does the "Flags for Media" Software License allow me to 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. For more information, please take a look at the actual Software License as well as this page that has frequently asked questions about usage of our flag illustrations.
Question: What do you mean when say the flags can be used for "illustrative" purposes?
Answer: You can use the flags as supportive illustrations for documents or presentations but not as the primary content of the same.
For example, you might use a flag as an illustration on a page with an article about a country. The primary content is the article and the flag is used to enhance the article. That would be OK.
On the other hand, if the page just displays a single or multiple flags in which the flag(s) really are the main content, that would not be OK.
Question: What size are the media flags?
Answer: The size varies, depending upon the design of a particular set. The dimensions are listed along with the information for each set. The dimensions are for the entire graphic including any shadows or reflections in the individual images.
Question: Are all the flags in a set the same design?
Answer: Yes, each flag in a set is the same size and shape so that the flags can be used consistently on a page or pages.
Question: Why are the Flags for Media sets .PNG format graphics?
Answer: With the .PNG format the flags can have transparent backgrounds so that you can use them on any background color or texture. This format works great on web pages. Although every software program doesn't support .PNG graphics, more and more do.
If you want, you can easily convert them to a different bitmapped format with FastStone Photo Resizer (Windows, no affiliation). There are many other software programs that can do this too. Just do a search on "batch image resize" with your favorite search engine.
Question: I need the flags in a different size. What can I do?
Answer: First, these are bitmapped graphics. Making them smaller is not a problem, but you really don't want to make the larger than their original size. Making them smaller is not a problem though. There are many software programs that will let you reduce the image sizes, either one image at a time or in batches. If you're on Windows, FastStone Photo Resizer (no affiliation) does a nice job on batches of files and is free for non-commercial use.
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.