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Nova Development US Art Explosion 500,000

by Nova Development US
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) 4 answered questions

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Product Features

  • A complete library of 15,000 24-bit color photographs in categories ranging from Architecture to Water Sports
  • More than 2,000 marbles, textures, fabrics, beads and woods provide the perfect backdrop for all your projects.
  • Create personal or business projects, like scrapbooks, brochures and more with 750 high-quality fonts
  • More than 150,000 Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Easily add flair to flyers, greeting cards, newsletters, banners, brochures and more.
  • 500,000+ Royalty-Free Images All Inside the Box
  • More Than 80% Color Images
  • More Than 200,000 Scalable VectorGraphics and 24,000+ Raster Images

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0042X58XK
  • Item model number: 40994
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 11, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,432 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

Product Description

Trust your most important projects to the recognized leader in quality clip art. Art Explosion graphics are professionally illustrated with meticulous attention to detail. And with their unparalleled variety, it's easy to see why Art Explosion products have been #1 for the past ten years.

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of artwork for cheap November 12, 2010
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I have purchased Nova's products in the past, and what I like about their collections is that they give unrestricted access directly to the images without the need to install any proprietary software.

This collection comes on four disks. Disk one contains image browser software. The other three disks contain over fifteen gigabytes of artwork organized in the following folders:

Classic Images
Web Graphics
Scrapbook Art
Vector Clip Art
Raster Clip Art
High-Res Photos
Backgrounds & Textures

There is a rich sub-folder structure that helps locating needed files. And there are a lot of files in following formats: WMF, EMF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and GIF. There are also 756 TTF font files organized by name.

The quality of images ranges from silly to most excellent, but the sheer volume of this collection make it an outstanding set definitely worth having.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Art Explosion 500,000 complaint January 19, 2011
I purchased this product at my local Best Buy Store. Some of the images contained within are decent, but I feel the majority of the offerings are cheesy, especially the black and white images. What has frustrated me the most is the so-called customer service department for the product. The parent company is Nova Development. Because the Art Explosion 500,000 product's Terms of Use is chocked full of legalese, I contacted Nova's Customer Service Dept to try and get clarification on whether I, as a buyer who purchased their product, can use the images on products I create for sale on Cafe Press and other sites like it. I got the runaround twice. The customer service rep would NOT answer my simple question. A simple yes or no would have sufficed. The answer the rep gave me was to read their "Terms of Service." Duh! I told them I read the legalese which is confusing to non-attorneys and still wanted clarification. Then, unbelievingly enough, their final email response to me was to again not answer my simple question and tell me to "consult my attorney." WHAT? I will never buy another product from their company again and highly discourage anyone from buying this product. If a customer buys a product and needs assistance, then the customer should have the reassurance that they'll get a customer service rep from the company to research the answer instead of advising the customer to pay more money to an attorney to find out a simple yes or a no.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Windows 95 Word style Cliparts August 22, 2011
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You can guess by the price of it that there won't be any great graphics, but I still thought I'd try.
You really get a lot Cliparts from different categories but the style looks like the Cliparts that used to come with Word 95. So if that's what you are after you will find this Collection useful, if you are like me after some modern style ( or 3d Style ) Artwork then don't spend money on this.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars lots of images, no photo keyword search April 21, 2012
So far, the images look fine, but when I search on a keyword, the only results are vector clip art: thousands and thousands of photographs, and the only way to access them is through the browser's categories. If I want a photograph of a penguin, for example, I have to browse through Hi-Res Photos > Animals > Birds and then scroll through 326 images until I find what I want. If I want to be thorough, I should then browse through Photos > Animals > Birds and scroll through a further 999 images.

SoftCity (which handles support for the manufacturer, Nova Development) says that the search engine searches only on the document name. Evidently there is no keyword property for the images themselves.

This issue severely limits the utility of the software, and if I had known of it before I purchased the product, I probably would have left it on the shelf.

But the photographs look good, there certainly are a lot of them, and I'm short on graphics, so I'll keep it. But: caveat emptor!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars outdated December 14, 2012
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All of the photos looked like they were from the 70s but the clip arts were ok, but not amazing
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Decent and easy to use November 11, 2012
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Nova Development US Art Explosion 500,000
This is a decent product and the images are nice and with 500,000 selections one will have no problem finding something that suits you. I decided to create a special folder known as EXPLOSION CLIP ART to which I copy and paste images that I thing I will have a need for in the future or a repeaded need for. You can save them in several file types such as BITMAP. JPEG, tiff, et al. It is a good and fair price--enjoy yourself works well with windows 7--no installion problems and without poor interaction with other programs. It works flawlessly with all Microsoft programs such as word and publisher and Outlook 2010--I am sure one will have no issues with most other programs using images.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Scroll through 500,000 images with no way to search??? February 14, 2012
By Sandee
Images are useable but you can not easy find what you need. Categories are so broad ("Food" for example) if you want to find an image of a carrot, you have to scroll through hundreds and hundreds of images because none of them are tagged with keywords. Carrot will come up under Food but that is about as deep as this lousy search engine will go. Have fun wasting your time after you've wasted your money if you choose to buy. Buyer beware. I completed a form on their website asking if there was a better way to find images. Never got a response. Keep your money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 16 days ago by cherie provin
1.0 out of 5 stars Very obvious decades old photos from 70's & 80's
I bought this clip art for the photos. I'm very disappointed that a product being sold in 2015, would sell license free photos from the 70's and 80's and not specifically state... Read more
Published 23 days ago by LovesPrime
1.0 out of 5 stars The graphics are good, but wasn't what I was looking for
This product wasn't what I thought it would be. I bought this for a project and ended up abandoning my original idea for the project and did something else instead. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heather Rogers
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
not what I expected.
Published 2 months ago by C. C. Creations
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great clip art. Very pleased. work swell with my computer.
Published 4 months ago by Sharon Fisher
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Bad Collection
I used this boxed clipart set ages ago when I first started doing graphic and web design professionally. I'd have to say it's one of the best clip art colletions available. Read more
Published 6 months ago by butterflywebgraphics.com
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Don't buy from Nova Development. They will spam you to death and never honor your request to unsubscribe.
Published 7 months ago by L. White
4.0 out of 5 stars A little outdated but still very functional at a crazy price
I use a lot of graphics, but usually there are two major problems with those available on the Internet: either you spend hours on Google looking for some legal graphics, or you... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Anton J Jansen
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
The program asks you to make changes to your computer. Don't do it!
Published 8 months ago by D. Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Works well for my needs
Published 9 months ago by Candee k.
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