Free Attributable Downloads

EyeInvent now offers free attributable image downloads for all Members! Join or Login

Members may download watermark-free attributable images free of charge at EyeInvent for personal and commercial use. Published images under this licensing scheme must credit EyeInvent as the originator. 

Free images (500 pixels at their tallest or widest) are available for immediate download to all Members from the image preview page. Free downloads of this kind require Members accept the attribution terms before the download begins. 

For those unable or unwilling to abide by the terms, non-attribution image download licenses start at US$1.00 and can be added to the cart from the same page.

So why am I offering free attributable images?

The simple answer is that by doing so more people get to hear about EyeInvent. Some visitors who come to the site as a result of their interest in viewing a free image that has been displayed elsewhere often find exactly what they have been searching for, and are happy to pay for a license.

How do I download the free images?

When Members view the detail page of an image in The Gallery they will see a new download icon in the product table below the image. When they click the icon the licensing terms are shown. The Member has the choice of accepting the terms by clicking a checkbox, and can immediately download the image which is delivered as a zip file. Only Members that are logged in can view the download link.

Why would anyone pay if they can get images for free?

When Members download free images they have to abide by certain licensing restrictions. A credit must be placed next to the image, and a link to EyeInvent should be included if the free image is published on the Internet. Some people would rather not place a credit or their company policy disallows this, and for them paying for a license allows them to display the image without attribution.

Others want or require premium images. Free attributable images are saved at 90%, while commercially licensed images are saved at 100%.

For many digital and print publications larger images create a more powerful and visually rich statement.

The method of free image delivery has been developed to discourage image harvesting, and encourages a more engaged selective choice.

Enjoy the changes!

Mike de Sousa

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