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jshriver
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Looking for Free to use or Public Domain Chess Images

Post by jshriver » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:38 pm

Building a new chess site (rather part of the OICS project) and looking for images to use for pieces and board.

I could try creating my own via gimp, but my drawing skills aren't very good :) Know there are a lot of them out there on the web, but since I plan to use this for a website looking for something I can use without fear of being sued later.

Really like the ones used on lichess.org, but not sure about the (C).

Thanks in advance!
-Josh

Hope if this project comes to fruition it'll be something you all will enjoy. Plus it's a good exercise for me to learn HTML5, Javascript, and CSS.

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Re: Looking for Free to use or Public Domain Chess Images

Post by gladius » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:50 am

jshriver wrote:Building a new chess site (rather part of the OICS project) and looking for images to use for pieces and board.

I could try creating my own via gimp, but my drawing skills aren't very good :) Know there are a lot of them out there on the web, but since I plan to use this for a website looking for something I can use without fear of being sued later.

Really like the ones used on lichess.org, but not sure about the (C).

Thanks in advance!
-Josh

Hope if this project comes to fruition it'll be something you all will enjoy. Plus it's a good exercise for me to learn HTML5, Javascript, and CSS.
I ended up using the ones from wikipedia (looks the same as lichess). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_piece. They are licensed under the creative commons.

If you want a sprite sheet, feel free to use the one at http://forwardcoding.com/projects/ajaxc ... prites.png.

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Re: Looking for Free to use or Public Domain Chess Images

Post by Cubeman » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:20 am

http://www.enpassant.dk/chess/fonteng.htm
Lists many sites, I prefer the look of the Alpha set.

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Re: Looking for Free to use or Public Domain Chess Images

Post by gbtami » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:03 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Cburn ... ages#Chess (by Colin M.L. Burnett)
http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~monge/chess_art.php (by Maurizio Mongue)
http://www.virtualpieces.net/ (by Peter Wong) You just have to ask for permissions. PyChess, LucasChess and Scidb got it before.)

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