Just Updated the Submit FAQ

Been a while since we have looked over our Submit page, complete with fun FAQs to get you all hyped up to submit photos to us. Some of the details needed to be updated for sure, and here are a few:

  • We are now posting photos that are about 8-9 inches (20-23 cm) at widest side.
  • 72 or 96 PPI preferred density.
  • Changed language to make it more obvious that we'll take any size image and reformat it if needed. However, .png files least preferred format.
  • Who burns CDs anymore? :P It's all about the cloud.
  • Fixed some grammar and formatting, etc.

While social media sites pull all the great images in larger heaps than we'd ever imagine, we got curious about how their Terms of Use are worded with regards to the images on their site. Instagram is the current go-to for uploading stencil art photos. We even have our own small stream, which is very selective precisely because of Meta's terms of use.

While Meta clearly says that they "do not claim ownership of your content", all IG users grant Meta "a license to use" all photos uploaded to the platform. The TOU goes on to say:

You hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and application settings). This license will end when your content is deleted from our systems.

I know most of you do not care about giving up this license to use, but we here at Stencil Archive would not do any of the things Meta says they have the right to do. We do scour the internet for amazing stencils images from around the world, but if you want us to take them down, we will. And we have done this in the past, while also adding copyright notices when the artists request it.

That's what community is all about, and why communication has that "comm" prefix. Just stalk to us. 

So feel free to submit your stencil art/images with the knowledge that that's all we do here: put stencil-related images, videos, and news up for as long as possible. We do not have a Zoom conference full of highly-paid attorneys trying to figure out how to make the most money as possible off of you.

We just enjoy stencil art.