Open Clip Art Library is a high profile internet repository of free vector graphics, photographs, artwork, and other artistic creations. The website boasts over 160,000 original free graphics and is billed as "the world's largest online collection of high-quality free vector clip art". The website was launched in November of 2021 and is hosted by Adobe. Before launching Open Clip Art Library there were only a handful of sites that offered high quality vector graphics at no cost. Open Clip Art Library quickly became one of the most popular internet art resources available and is still a huge source of inspiration for digital artists.
Although the main goal of Open Clip Art Library is to provide a repository of high quality clip arts, the website does allow users to submit their own artwork and allows third party websites to display their clip art on their website. Because this is an open source software program, there are many different ways to distribute and adapt the clip art. Many designers create and publish their own Open Clip Art Library that contains both precompiled vector graphics and clip art which they have individually created. Others simply search for Open Clip Art Library and use its ready to use clip art images, which are usually royalty free and can be used on their websites without any attribution or monetization.
Open Clip Art Library can be downloaded for free from their website. Some of the features included in this software include: text effects, 3D visualization, layer-based drawing tools, image/shape masking, clipping path tools, edit and redraw tools, animated clip art, text effects, image/shape masking, color/shape palette, chroma keying, flexible clipping path, rotoscoping, and many other image/shape/image processing features. One interesting aspect of the Open Clip Art Library is that it was designed to work with Photoshop as well as other leading image editing programs. It is free to download so it makes it easy for beginners to try out different editing techniques and learn how to work with various types of media files.