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Vector Traces

Rena 4 years ago updated by Digby (Community Manager) 3 years ago 2

According to the current AUP, all traces are considered "theft" and not allowed. This rubs me the wrong way because I like to do vector traces. These are clearly labelled as such (crediting original artist) and generally are much higher resolution/detail than the original and without JPEG artifacts. (For example, compare my Renamon vectors with the original 600x400 JPEG...) I should hope these don't also fall under this rule, even if they technically are traced?

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Rena, I apologize it has taken this long to get to this question. Per our rules, plagiarism includes, "Tracing or otherwise copying a work without the consent of the original owner or creator." I understand that your intention with vector tracing is to provide a version of an image that is higher quality; however, since those lines and the character design were created by someone else, it would still be considered plagiarism in this case and not permitted on the site. If you do have permission from the creator, though, you are welcome to upload traced images.

OK, cool, great support.

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Declined

Rena, I apologize it has taken this long to get to this question. Per our rules, plagiarism includes, "Tracing or otherwise copying a work without the consent of the original owner or creator." I understand that your intention with vector tracing is to provide a version of an image that is higher quality; however, since those lines and the character design were created by someone else, it would still be considered plagiarism in this case and not permitted on the site. If you do have permission from the creator, though, you are welcome to upload traced images.