Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT WILL YOU ADD NEXT?

Currently the plan is to add all common heraldic beasts at least in one of their common poses which are: Eagle, Lion, Leopard, Phoenix and Horse. Addionally there will be tweaks and eventually replacements of some of the element currently available in the editor as they do not fit the style and quality requirements I strive for. As I try to do that in my scarce freetine, this may take awhile.

CAN I MAKE CONTENT REQUESTS? ARE YOU OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS/IDEAS?

Yes, I am! I welcome any user feedback as long as you do not expect any miracles that I will get on it immediately and that I might have slightly different plans and priorities. But the more input the merrier.

WHAT OUTPUT FORMAT IS THIS AND WHY NOT XYZ?

For the export and storage I currently use PNG image files. The main reason being that this file format allows a true alpha channel opposed to GIF files and thus the edges along the shield are smoother with no gritty effect. I deemed this better for postprocessing if someone wants to merge the generated shield in some artwork of his own (e.g. some decent background or something). Sadly only the newer Browsers can really deal with the transparency in PNG images, older ones will show ugly background colors. I'll probably change the lists to Gif format for that very reason...

WHAT ARE THE TERMS OF USAGE?

This image generator for heraldic shields and coat of arms is free for non commercial use. You may generate as many and as different designs as you choose and use for your own homepage, rpg campaigns, world building projects. Whatever. The creations from this are free to be used in the non commercial domain. Praise and credit by linking back to this page will obviously be appreciated but is not mandatory.

Each generated picture will be stored on this site and is displayed in the lists so you may come back later to redownload your creations or see what others have created in the meantime. By using this tool you agree that you are okay with this

WELL,...

That's it for now. Go along now, there is nothing to see here.