Here are some answers to common questions concerning the use of the open source vector playing card graphics.
What is the proper way to add the mandatory attribution when using these vector graphics?
Please note the current set available here (currently Version 3.1) is copyrighted but can be used without cost under the terms of the LGPL 3.0 open source license referenced in the required attrition text.
Vectorized Playing Cards 3.2
Copyright 2011,2020 – Chris Aguilar – conjurenation at gmail dot com
Licensed under: LGPL 3.0 – https://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-3.0.html
Please use the above standardized attribution text in a publicly visible fashion on a publicly accessible page.
Here are some common crediting/attribution use cases:
- Android or iOS App – Please use the standardized attribution text on your apps information page (app store), via your “about this app” option, or as text on your Apps splash page (if any).
- Deck of playing cards – If your deck is sold online (or you have a kickstarter) please use the standard attribution in a publicly viewable manner on your main page. If you wish, you can also print the the attribution in small type somewhere on the playing card box (flap, bottom, etc.) or on on any included playing card (such as the extra cards sometimes used)
- Poster, magazine, billboard, etc. – If you cannot use the proper attribution on a public ad project, please contact me for details on how to properly meet the terms of this license.
- Please address any additional questions directly to me at : conjurenation at gmail dot com
I would like to use these vectors graphics without Attribution. What are my options?
Non attribution licensing is available on a “per project” basis at a negotiated rate. Contact me to work out the details:
conjurenation at gmail dot com
What program should I use to edit these Vector graphics?
These vectors are created with and designed to be with the free, open source program Inkscape, found here: https://inkscape.org/
What is the best way to learn how to use Inkscape?
I strongly recommend using the online manual (or this other online book) as a starting point.
Also, here is an excellent, free, youtube class on how to use Inkscape:
Are the Cards Available in separate files (i.e. one file per card)?
Yes. As of Version 3.2, the primary faces are available as individual files (one face per .svg file). In addition, all deck (plus Jokers) are available as single .SVG files. Every card is a separate object within these files, which can easily be cut/pasted or exported to a separate document as required. Single or multiple cards (even the whole deck!) can be batch exported at one time to single .PNG files.
Also, if one is using a current version of Microsoft 365 suite, the vector cards can be copy/pasted (either singly or several at a time) directly from the Inkscape editor into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Publisher.
Would you consider changing the license to something more permissive (MIT, Public Domain, etc)?
Is copyright an issue in using these images?
The images used (which have been modified for this project) have been around since the 1880’s are are sold by several other third party vendors with no copyright ramifications. I make no guarantees, but strongly believe the source images have been out of copyright for a very long time. Also, great effort has been made to avoid use of any trademarked items.