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FAQ Task Force ImageCOMMANDER

How do I use the product?

What file formats are the images stored as?

What makes the product so unique?

Can I use the images in my printed documents?

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 ImageCOMMANDER?

When I open TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER, I get the following error message(s)...

Q: How do I use the product?
A:
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?
A: 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?
A: 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.

The images 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!

Another 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 art packages.

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.

Where possible, 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:

Image(s) Copyright 2000, NVTech.com

Image(s) Copyright 2000, TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY™

© NVTech.com

Q: Can I use the images on my website?
A: 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.

Where possible, 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 software product?
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 further clarification.

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.

Often we're 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.

Q: Are there any royalties or restrictions on the use of TASK FORCE images?
A: 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.

Q: What's the difference between TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER and TASK FORCE ImageGALLERY?
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.

Q: What is a TASK FORCE Clip Module?
A: 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).

Q: 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 FORCE collection.

Q: Can I import other images into TASK FORCE ImageCOMMANDER?
A: 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 to you? Let us know.

Q: When I open TF ImageCOMMANDER, I get the following error message(s)...
A:

"VBAJET.dll for 16-bit versions, or VBAJET32.dll for 32-bit > versions failed to initialize when called"

Vbajet32.dll dependancy on file Expsrv.dll

Solution:

Step 1. Download NVTech_PatchVbajet32.exe

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.