How do I use the product?
What file formats are the images stored
What makes the product so unique?
Can I use the images in my printed
Can I use the images on my website?
Can I distribute TASK FORCE image
samples on my website?
Can I claim ownership or copyright on
a TASK FORCE image I change or modify?
Are there any royalties or
restrictions on the use of TASK FORCE images?
What's the difference between TASK
FORCE ImageCOMMANDER and TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY?
What is a TASK FORCE Clip Module?
How do I install TASK FORCE Clip Modules
into TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER?
Can I import other images into TASK FORCE
When I open TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, I
get the following error message(s)...
Q: How do I use the product?
TASK FORCE clips are designed to be copied from
TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, then
pasted into your favorite Windows applications. TASK FORCE
ImageCOMMANDER is the browsing utility that ships with
TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY, and must be
installed on your hard drive. TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER can
read clip files from either the original CD, or from your
hard drive (see below for instructions on how to transfer
TASK FORCE source files from the CD to your hard drive*).
To install TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, simply run the
setup.exe utility located in the root drive of the TASK
FORCE ImageGALLERY CD.
• To locate and view images, make sure the CD is in the
drive, and launch TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER.
• Select a Media Type tab, enter some keywords, or click on
the category titles to bring up groups of files belonging to
broad subject categories.
• Highlight an image, then click on the Copy icon. Now
switch to another application (such as Microsoft Word,
Publisher, CorelDRAW, etc.), and select Paste to place the
highlighted image into your document.
• Use the target application's editing tools to position and
size the pasted image.
These are basic instructions. TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER can
do much more than simply paste images into your favorite
Windows applications. Refer to the color documentation that
comes with TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY for complete details.
*Note: TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER has been designed to access
TASK FORCE clips directly from the TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY
CD. If you prefer to have TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER retrieve
images from a folder on your hard drive, simply select File,
"Install CD-ROM to Hard Drive". Please ignore the
instructions on page 28 of the TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY
manual, as the method described has since been changed.
Q: What file formats are
the images stored as?
The majority of the images in TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY are
vector Clip Art files stored in WMF (Windows
Metafile) format. Web Art and Photos are stored in JPEG
format, as is Fine Art.
Animation files are stored in GIF89a format, and
Sound files are stored in WAV format. You can import
these files directly into many software packages, but it is
recommended that you use TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER's copy
feature, and the target application's paste feature to
transfer files into your documents.
Q: What makes
the product so unique?
There are many commercial clip art packages, many of them
boasting hundreds of thousands of images, or more. Beware!
The caliber of art found in these "big box" collections is
uniformly bad. The images that make up these bloated
collections is often sourced from the same pool, thus
resulting in a high crossover rate between products, even
among those published by different publishers.
found in TASK FORCE graphic products are an entirely
different matter. We maintain a full-time staff of
super-talented artists, many have been with the company from
its inception. Every single image, photo and animation is
produced in-house, to exacting quality specifications, and
is 100% original!
important part of our product mix is the browsing utility we
include with every package. TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER is a
superior image browser, with sophisticated search and
editing features. Like our artwork, all software utilities
are produced in-house, and cannot be found in competing clip
Q: Can I use the images in my printed documents?
A: Yes. TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY™
contains a wide variety of graphics that make it suitable
for everything from home-based greeting cards to
professionally-produced corporate presentations.
we encourage you to acknowledge NVTech Inc. as the copyright
holder of the images. This can be done by the inclusion (in
small print) of a copyright acknowledgement somewhere in
your document, for example:
Copyright 2000, NVTech.com
Copyright 2000, TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY™
Q: Can I use
the images on my website?
Yes. TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY contains a wide variety of
graphics that make it suitable for use in Web pages. TASK
FORCE Web Art consists of bars, banners, backgrounds,
animated GIFs and more. In all there are over 3,000 Web Art
and Photo pieces that are ready-to-go!
In addition, you can utilize any of the over 32,000 Clip Art
files, by converting them (from vector to JPEGs) with the
editing tools found in TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER. Use the
images as-is, or apply special effects such as cropping,
drop shadows, etc.
a non-intrusive acknowledgement of our copyright and link
back to our own website is always appreciated (www.nvtech.com).
Q: Can I
distribute TASK FORCE images on my website or my own
A: No. You can incorporate TASK
FORCE clips into your presentations and websites, but our
license agreement strictly prohibits the placement of TASK
FORCE clips in any context that allows for redistribution of
the images in altered or unaltered form. In other words, you
couldn't for example, take image files from our product, and
include them in your own product as an additional feature
set or added value. Conversely, it is not acceptable to
place TASK FORCE clips on a server or website, whose mandate
it is to encourage users to download what they like - even
if such downloads are offered for free. Of course there are
exceptions, but in such instances, these exceptions must be
acknowledged in writing from NVTech Inc. directly. If you
are interested in providing access to our clips, please feel
free to contact our licensing department for
Q: Can I claim ownership or copyright on a TASK FORCE image I
change or modify?
A: No. All copyrights and title to
images and clips reside with the original publisher, NVTech
Inc. Title extends to original and derivative works that are
modified by users.
asked by users if it is acceptable to incorporate one of our
image files into a logo. The answer to this question is yes,
with the cautionary provision that the TASK FORCE image
component cannot be copyrighted. Anyone could incorporate
the same image component into their own logo design; there
would be no basis for a copyright infraction.
Are there any
royalties or restrictions on the use of TASK FORCE images?
No. Unlike some clip art companies and stock-illustration
houses, there are no royalties, comping or usage fees
applied to TASK FORCE clip files. There are no restrictions
in regards to how many clips may be used in a document,
beyond those described in our standard license agreement.
difference between TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER and TASK FORCE
A: TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY is the
product name applied to our latest collection of image
clips. TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER is the name of the browsing
utility that ships with TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY. TASK FORCE
ImageCOMMANDER is not available as a stand-alone product
that you can buy, although a "Lite" version is available for
free download from this site.
What is a TASK
FORCE Clip Module?
TASK FORCE Art Volumes are the
generic name applied to electronically-packaged clip
collections, which include original clip files, along with
all of the associated keywords, descriptions, subject and
style indexes. TASK FORCE Clip Modules are assembled based
on thematic subject and/or style criteria, and are designed
to plug directly into TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, the free
browsing utility that ships in all of our products (and also
available on this website). TASK FORCE Clip Modules are also
100% compatible with Microsoft ClipGallery, the clip art
browser that ships with every product in the Microsoft
Office 2000 suite. TASK FORCE Clip Modules are not sold in
stores, and are only available for purchase through this
site. They can be purchased either separately (electronic
download), or in convenient CD Theme Packs. They are not
designed to work as a stand-alone collection. To access the
clip files within a TASK FORCE Clip Module, you must have a
copy of either TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, or Microsoft
ClipGallery (Microsoft Office2000).
How do I install
TASK FORCE Clip Modules into TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER?
A: Once you have downloaded a TASK
FORCE Clip Module to your hard drive, launch the
self-extracting file by selecting Start, Run, or
double-clicking on the actual file. All clip files and style
indexes will copied to the appropriate folders. Next, open
TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, and the auto-detect feature will
seamlessly integrate the new clips into your existing TASK
Can I import other
images into TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER?
No. At this time it is not possible to import non-TASK FORCE
clip files into TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, although we are
considering making this feature available for a future
release. What do you think? Would this feature be of value
Let us know.
Q: When I
open TF ImageCOMMANDER, I get the following error message(s)...
16-bit versions, or VBAJET32.dll for 32-bit > versions
failed to initialize when called"
dependancy on file Expsrv.dll
Step 2. Double
click to Unzip and automatically start the "Setup" which
will install the necessary files to correct the problem.
Step 3. Exit
"Setup" when it is finished.
Step 4. You can
now open the Task Force ImageCOMMANDER.