While it’s not unusal for museums to offer high-quality scans of its collection on-line, The Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national art museum, has taken a bold step in offering high-resolution images of its collection free of cost. What makes this even more unusual is that, in addition to simply allowing users to download images for use, the site offers tools to manipulate, crop, or otherwise alter the images. Users can then take an image and have it produced into greeting cards, wallpaper, a phone skin, or even a customized scooter! Images can also be shared via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Create an account, begin searching, and get creative in the Rijksstudio.