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Image License Terms

All images in John Bell's Christian Art Gallery are copyright John Bell 1998- and US and international copyright laws apply. The following lists what you can and cannot do with the images on these pages.

Standard Images

Standard images come with a watermark and a verse and are available in 5 sizes from 640x480 to 1600x1200. In general, you can use standard images for any personal or church use purpose, except where personal or for-profit business gain results. Electronic distribution is strictly limited.

If you are not a member, only 640x480 images are available to you. Click here for lifetime membership.

Details:

What you can do:

  • You can create prints and use them for any purpose, except where personal or for-profit business gain results.
  • You can sell prints for raising funds for the benefit of any church, charity, or other non-profit group. Use the 1600x1200 images as they have the best resolution. Ideas: framed printout for home, church, or office. Birthday or Christmas present.
  • You can use images on products and merchandise for personal use, gifts, or for raising funds for the benefit of any church, charity, or other non-profit group.
  • You can use images on church overhead projectors.
  • You can use images on your PC, for example for desktop wallpaper or screen saver.
  • You can change the bible verse on the image but only for the following: translating the verse to the same verse in a different language, changing the verse to the same verse in a different Bible version. Completely replacing the verse with a different verse or other text is also allowed only when used for Christian worship (e.g. CD cover, overhead projection during worship in church).
  • You can use images on your website subject to restrictions as follows:
    • No more than 5 images may be used at a time.
    • Image size must be limited to 640x480 pixels.
    • Credit and copyright must be given to 'John Bell' and a link made to 'www.jrbell.com'.
      • For example "Artwork by John Bell copyright 1998- (www.jrbell.com) used with permission".
What you cannot do without asking permission first:
  • You cannot use the images in any way that would result in personal or for-profit business gain.
  • You cannot modify images except for the following: resizing using the same aspect ratio, saving to a different file format (e.g. tiff, gif), changing the text when the guidelines above apply.
  • You cannot post on the Internet or distribute electronically any image larger than 640x480.
  • You cannot post more than 5 images on the Internet
Special Collection Images

These are high resolution images without watermark and/or verse. Use is restricted to personal or church not-for profit use only. Distribution is forbidden.

If you are not a member, these images are not available to you. Click here for lifetime membership.

What you can do:

  • You can use the images for personal use only where there is no for profit gain.
  • You can use the images for use in worship only where there is no for profit gain.
What you cannot do without asking permission:
  • You cannot use the images in any way that would result in personal or business for-profit gain.
  • You cannot under any circumstance post any of these images on the Internet or distribute them electronically.
  • You cannot publicly display any of these images, except when used for worship or evangelism.

Note that text used in images come from the NIV. Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. The "NIV" and "New International Version" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by International Bible Society. Use of either trademark requires the permission of International Bible Society.

All images copyright 1998- John Bell

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