Download Credits and Community Points

Download credits are used to download; community points are a measure of how much you have interacted on

Download Credits

To prevent bankruptcy, implements a system of "download credits" ("DC" for short): all individual graphics on the site "cost" a credit to download - kits and bundles cannot be downloaded with DC and require a subscription.

The good news is, you get free download credits added to your account every single day! You get 5 credits per day, but you can get more free credits by earning community points for things like filling out your profile, and posting in the forums.

It's important to realize that while you get free download credits every day, these download credits do not accumulate: if you leave the site and come back after five days, you will not have 25 DC in your account. Rather, the number is "topped off" back to 5 every day.

You can see the number of download credits (DC) in your account next to your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner of the site.

Community Points

Community points are not the same as download credits. You earn community points for interacting on for stuff like filling out your profile, leaving a comment, and posting in the forums.

The more community points you have, the greater your reputation in the community, and the more privileges you receive.

The number of community points you have only ever goes up: the more you interact on the site, the more community points you will have; they never get "used."

You can see the number of community points in your account under your picture on your profile page, and when you make a post in the forums.