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Extra Licenses

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I. What is an Extra License?

AN EXTRA LICENSE is a license provided by ACworks that grants you the right to use Images (still photographs, vectors, illustrations, drawings, graphics, clipart, and the like) downloaded from ACworks websites as the main element for commercial projects.

An Extra License is required for each Image, and the Image can be used as the main element for commercial projects after the license is purchased. Only premium users can buy Extra Licenses.

Extra Licenses are sold for Images from ACworks only. Images from other creators do not have Extra Licenses.

You can search the Images that have Extra Licenses from AC Collections or by searching with the filter by creator’s name function.

All users agree that the Extra License is a non-exclusive license and that the same material content may be sold to multiple parties.

II. Why should I buy an Extra License?

Compared to Standard Licenses, Extra Licenses grant you more rights to use the Images downloaded from ACworks websites.


Use in physical products for sale or promotional distributionUse as elements of digital templates for sale or distribution
Standard License

Impossible even if only a part of the Image is used

Extra Licenses

The following are uses allowed under the Extra License:

- Use in products intended for sale or promotional distribution , including T-shirts, calendars, mugs, phone cases, jigsaw puzzles, tote bags, postcards, greeting cards, magnets, calendars, stickers, and stamps as the main content

- Use as elements of digital templates for sale or distribution , for example, use in digital greeting card services, templates for download services on the Internet, or incorporation into cell phone standby screens, application software samples, screensavers, etc.


Once you have purchased an Extra License for a particular Image, you may use that Image as many times as you like for Extra License purposes without any limitation in times of use. The price of an extra license is 29.99USD (tax included) per piece . ACworks reserves the right to change the price at our discretion.

III. Extra License Agreement


1. Processing of Material


The Images purchased with an Extra License must be processed in one of the following ways before it can be used:

- Incorporate the image into a design in such a way that a third party cannot download and use the image alone.

- Change the resolution of the image to a resolution suitable for the intended use.

- Simple compositing of the image (flipping, trimming, resizing, changing colors, adding text, etc.)

Please note that the above processing requirements are not met if the original data is uploaded to the Internet in such a way that it can be easily downloaded by a third party.


You are not allowed to divert the Image, or create similar images, or post and sell the Image to other stock photo and vector graphics sites or any services similar to our services.


2. Violations


You may use the Image in the deliverables you deliver to the client, but you may not transfer the copyright of the Image to the client.

You may use the Image in the deliverables that you request the subcontractor to produce, but you may not transfer the copyright of the Image to the subcontractor.


In the event that a User uses material contents for the above-mentioned Extra License purposes without obtaining an extra license, the User shall pay 100,000 yen to our Company as a penalty for each material that corresponds to the violation. However, in the event that the amount of damages incurred by the Company exceeds 100,000 yen, the Company shall be able to claim the excess amount from the User.


3. Returns and Cancellations


We do not accept returns or cancellations of any Extra License purchase.

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Frequently asked questions about Extra Licenses

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Question 1: Can I buy Extra Licenses in packs?

Currently, Extra Licenses are sold only in single item. An Extra License costs 29.99USD (tax included).

Question 2: How long is an Extra License valid?

Extra Licenses provided by ACworks are lifetime valid. Once purchasing, you can use the Image for Extra license purposes without any limitation regarding the time of use.

Question 3: Are there any limitations in the number of products for sales under an Extra License?

There are no limitations in the number of products that use the Image downloaded with an Extra License purchased on ACworks websites.

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ACworks is a company that offers free stock photos, vector graphics, design templates, footage including videos and animations, and cloud-based editing tools for users with contributions of more than 38760 creators all around the globe. The number of creators joining ACworks are still increasing day by day. ACworks’ free stock sites include photoAC, illustAC, silhouetteAC, designAC, videoAC and editorAC. The contents on these websites are updated regularly on a daily basis; therefore, you can easily find the design components you want on ACworks’ platforms in minutes.

The free stock photos, vector graphics, footage, design templates, and editing tool offered by ACworks provides millions of free resources, which can be used by all kinds of businesses like advertising agencies, graphic designers, portfolio creators and others. The amount of time that you will spend on editing and designing your projects will be reduced considerably with the aid of ACworks’ free stock websites and platforms. Also, the amount of time you invest in assembling and organizing your resources will be saved because the resources on ACworks' websites are sorted by different categories, such as people, animals, flowers and plants, business and finance, medical and welfare, ecology and environment, beauty and fashion, textures and backgrounds, building and architecture, housing and interior, seasons and events, food and drink, sports and recreations, nature and landscapes, traffic and transportation, brushes, icons and others. All contents submitted to ACworks free stock photos and vector graphics platforms and websites have been checked thoroughly to avoid copyrights infringements and related issues.

Maybe one of the most attractive things we will discuss here is that ACworks website links directly with users' social media accounts. To put it simply, if you have any of the social media accounts, for example Facebook and Twitter, then you can directly link it to your ACworks account. The good thing about that is that the more followers and friends you have, then more possibilities there will be on ACworks’ websites for business purposes.

The inspiration and creativity of the creators who join ACworks make users feel like they are living in a wonderful world. The free stock photos and vector graphics can be used as a marketing strategy, a foundation for creating more designs and for advertisements by businesses. They can be applied to creating presentations, flyers, posters, brochures, menus, ads on social media and magazines; therefore, more opportunities will open up. You will not need to worry about the budget of anything since ACworks’ websites offer millions of totally free resources for you to utilize and edit as you want without spending any money.

You will get a comprehensive introduction to the material on ACworks free stock photos and vector graphics websites from the following perspectives.

  • Types of content on ACworks’ free stock photos and vector graphics websites
  • Composition of the content
  • Search for specific content on ACworks’ free stock photos and vector graphics websites
  • Editing graphic content on ACworks’ free stock photos and vector graphics websites
  • Usages guides and licenses of the content

1. Types of content on ACworks’ free stock photos and vector graphics websites

  • photoAC is a website that provides free stock photos and images with millions of photos from ACworks and other creators all over the world updated daily.
  • illustAC is a website that provides free stock vector graphics and clipart with millions of illustrations and images from ACworks as well as other creators all over the world updated daily.
  • silhouetteAC is a website that provides free stock silhouette vector graphics with millions of images from ACworks updated daily.
  • designAC is a website that provides free design templates with millions of images from ACworks updated daily.
  • editorAC is a website that provides free design templates and cloud-based editing tool for designers and non-designers.
  • videoAC is a website that provides free stock footage including videos and animation up to 4K resolution updated daily.

2. Composition of the content

Contents submitted or uploaded to ACworks free stock photos, vector graphics and editing tool websites are divided into different categories which facilitate users to search and sort the content more easily, hence, save their time and effort considerably.

Specifically, you can see different categories of each site below:

  • photoAC: People, Animals, Flowers/Plants, Business/Finance, Medical/Welfare, Ecology/Environment, Beauty/Fashion, Textures/Backgrounds, Housing/Interiors, Seasons/Events, Around the world, Food and drink, Sports/Recreation, Nature/Landscape, Building/Architecture, Traffic/ Transportations, Miscellaneous
  • illustAC: People, Animals, Flowers/Plants, Business/Finance, Medical/Welfare, Food and drink, Beauty/Fashion, Sports/Recreation, Transportations, Education, Stationery, Icons, Collections, Brushes, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Backgrounds/Wallpapers, Christmas, New Year, Daily life, Frames, Flyers elements and templates, Banner elements and templates, Business card elements and templates, Postcard elements and templates, Typography, Anime/ Moe art style, Miscellaneous
  • silhouetteAC: People, Animals, Flowers, Insects, New year, Miscellaneous, Music, Food & Drink, Icons, Seasons/Events, Sports/Recreations, Transportations, Landscapes/Buildings, Tree & Leaves, Underwater creatures
  • designAC: Infographics, Posters, Patterns, Banners, Mock-up templates, Web templates, Web banners, PowerPoint templates, Brushes, Logos, Cards, Resumes, Flyers, Pamphlets, Miscellaneous
  • editorAC: Cards, Flyer, Banner, Poster, Infographic, A4 document, Invoice, Receipt, Delivery Slip, Menu, Blog Banner, Instagram Post, Letterhead, Letter, Planner, Business ID Card, Photo Collage, Zoom Virtual Background, Desktop Wallpaper, Certificate, Logo, Email signature, Calendar, Coupon, Presentation, Facebook cover, Twitter header, YouTube thumbnail, New year card, and others.

3. Search for specific content on ACworks’ free stock photos and vector graphics websites

On the websites provided by ACworks, you can use several methods to quickly find free stock photos, vector graphics, clipart, illustrations, videos, animations, and design templates that you need:

  • Search by keywords
  • Search by similar images
  • Filter and sort by popular images or recently updated images
  • Filter and exclude keyword search
  • Filter and sort by dimensions of the images: horizontal or vertical
  • Filter more by including or excluding categories
  • Filter and search by color
  • Filter and search by Creator’s name, Images’ title & ID
Search by keyword

Searching by keywords is a search function that is available on every of ACworks’ free websites: stock photos, vector graphics, clipart, illustrations, videos, animations. The search bar is displayed right on the top of the page and kept there when users move to other pages or scroll a page down. Since creators always add tags to the content submitted to ACworks, search by keywords will help users to find the images with related tags. To refine the search results, users can also search by images or filter more.

Search by similar images

Searching for similar images is another useful function that users can take advantage of when looking at free stock photos, images, clipart, vector graphics on ACworks websites. Search by similar images can be found (1) on the search bar area on the top of the page or (2) right below the search results after entering a keyword to search for images.

  • (1) When you are trying to find free stock photos and vector graphics of the same kind, you simply click on the button “Search by image” in the search bar area, upload an image and wait for the results. The uploaded images should be smaller than 5MB. Some of these illustrations/vectors are from the same photographer, while others are not. If you can't find the perfect illustration at the moment, why not click on a vector that comes closest to the ideal? Maybe it contains even better recommendations! These similar compositions and styles may also be the key to inspire your creativity.
  • (2) When you try to view the search results page, the Similar Images sections will be displayed right below the search results. You can see similar photos, illustrations and silhouette vectors at the same time. These new categories of material also provide you with more options.
Filter and sort by popular images or recently updated images

To help users refine the search results more easily, we choose to present the search results according to the publishing time (Recently) and the number of downloads (Popular). If you want to get the latest material, choose sort by Recent. If you want to get the most downloaded content, choose sort by Popular.

Filter and exclude keyword search

To show you the maximum amount of material in the library, we have relaxed the precision of the search. This is why you may occasionally see material such as "people" or "fruit" under the keyword search page for "people." If you don't like such search results, you can use the [Exclude Keywords], also located in the Refine Search field, to exclude those you don't want to see. If you exclude the keywords "people" and "fruit" in the above case, you can search for targeted people clips with greater precision. This function supports the exclusion of plural keywords/words at the same time. But remember to separate them with commas.

Filter and sort by dimensions of the images: horizontal or vertical

Photos and vector graphics uploaded to ACworks platform vary in dimensions. You can optimize the search results by sorting by dimensions/ shapes. Simply click on Vertical or Horizontal to search for the images with the right dimensions you want.

Filter more by including or excluding categories

To show you the maximum amount of material in the library, we have relaxed the precision of the search. This is why you may occasionally see material such as "people" or "fruit" under the keyword search page for "people." If you don't like such search results, you can use category filter function, which is also located within the Filter area. This function supports the inclusion and exclusion of plural categories at the same time. You can always adjust them as you wish.

Filter and search by color

Usually, color is not as helpful for vector image search as one might think ---- After all, most objects in human society are colorable. However, it is not so absolute (or even very useful) when searching for the category of people. After all, a part of the characters' fur color is even fixed. By searching by color, it is easy to limit the display of search results. In addition, you can also use this feature when looking for illustrations/vector images of people in colors that match the article or website.

Filter and search by Creator’s name, Images’ title & ID

Other filter functions you can take advantage of are filter by Creator’s name, images’ titles and IDs. If you are fans of specific creators or you are creators and you want to check how your submitted contents are displayed and downloaded on our sites, you can enter the name of creators to the filter and start searching. The same process is for the image's title and ID.

Search by Creator’s name is also useful for people who want to look for contents from ACworks creator to obtain extra licenses.

4. Edit graphic content on ACworks’ free stock photos and vector graphics websites

You want to edit an image but don't have any image editor on your devices? Think it's a hassle to download and then import the downloaded content to other tools to edit? On photoAC, illustAC, and silhouetteAC, you won't have the chance to experience such troubles! For each photo and vector graphic image on our sites, we have set an edit button. Even if you don't go to the download screen of each illustration, you can click the edit button that appears when the cursor hovers over the image thumbnail. After selecting the size that you want to edit, you will automatically jump to the free editing tool editorAC of ACworks (available in Chinese orthographic version). After the jump is complete, you do not need to run any additional operations, and the selected material will be automatically loaded on the canvas for you to edit directly. All the necessary functions for image processing are available, from reversing/aligning vector images, cropping by shape, adding text, to drawing diagrams and collaborative editing by multiple people. And the most important thing: all these are free!

5. Usages guides and licenses of the content

Suppose you like a photo, vector graphic image or footage on one of ACworks’ websites mentioned above. With a free account, you can download it completely free of charge. To suit different purposes of use, we have prepared different file formats for photos and vector graphics including JPG, PNG, AI/EPS, PSD and different sizes and dimensions for footage including 4K videos for you to choose from.

No attributions are required when you use the materials and contents downloaded from our websites. You can use our materials and contents for both personal and commercial projects as long as the uses do not violate our Terms and Usage Guides.