FreeVectors.net was developed in 2007 with the intent of creating an easily searchable index/catalogue of free to use vector graphics.
We aim to make the vectors we index as easy to search as possible, we're still working on that though. If you have a suggestion then please let us know and we'll try our hardest to do it.
What are vector graphics?
"Vector Graphics describe images using lines and curves, called vectors, that also include color and position properties. Each vector uses mathematical calculations, instead of bits, to describe the shape, which allows them be scaled without degrading in quality." - Adobe
Visit the Wikipedia article on Vector Graphics.
The Creative Commons License
You may have noticed that a lot of the images on this site are licensed as Creative Commons, but what does this mean?
"Creative Commons defines the spectrum of possibilities between full copyright — all rights reserved — and the public domain — no rights reserved. Our licenses help you keep your copyright while inviting certain uses of your work — a “some rights reserved” copyright." - Creative Commons.
You can find out more about the different types of Creative Commons licence's at http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/meet-the-licenses. I still recommend asking the author if it's ok to use their Vector Graphic if you intend to use it for a commercial purpose, mainly because they like to see what people are able to create with their work.