How many images do you have?
Right now, we have almost 800 high-quality background images. We add to the number of graphics every week, not with just one image, but with multiple images. Themes include:
- attributes of God;
- motivational sayings;
- favourite hymns;
- scripture; and
What are impact images?
We love impact images! Think of them as a full colour, gloss advertisement for God. They are images with scripture verses or sayings placed on top of the image. We often use them as a PowerPoint slideshow while people are entering the church. Sometimes we put announcements in between them. In our church, I always have a PowerPoint image on screen during the service. I change them for various parts - solos, children's story, offering, communion, sermon. For these I always use an impact image. The congregation loves them and finds it helps them emotionally "feel" God in addition to logically understanding that He is in our midst.
What are overlay images?
Overlay images can be used as backgrounds for lyrics, announcements, sermon notes, etc. They solve the problem of beautiful images - but you can't put text on them because some parts of the photo are light and others are dark, making the font unreadable. We overlay a light or dark section over the image. That way you see the beautiful image while also having readable text.
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I forgot my password. How do I get it?
Just email us at and we'll send you a new password.
I'm having trouble getting into the member's section.
You must type in your username and password exactly as you entered it. Did you capitalize any letters in your username and password? If you still can't get in, we can reset your password.
How do I download the images?
Login with your username and password in the members' section. You'll see various item categories on the next page. Click on the category you are interested in. On that page, you will see small thumbnails. To see a larger version of one of the images, click on the thumbnail. That will bring you to a page with a larger watermarked version of that image (but still not its full size but it is large enough for you to see if you want to download it). Below the larger watermarked image is a bright yellow button that says "download image." Click on that button and it will automatically download the image to your default download folder.
One of my images didn't download.
Don't worry about it. We give each subscriber several extra download credits just in case something happens to an image.
How do we use these images?
It's easy. The images automatically download to a folder on your computer. Remember where that folder is.
So that you don't have to fiddle with fit, set the image as a background to the appropriate PowerPoint slide. To set the image as a background, right click on the page, then choose background. In the selector box, choose Fill Effects. Then choose Picture and click on the Select Picture button. Browse to where you've stored the image on your computer. Click Okay. Then click Apply. Do NOT choose Apply To All unless you want every slide in your presentation to have the same background image.
Can I share my account with my friend?
We can't stop you, can we? We do not condone you sharing your account with friends - understand that if you do, they could use up your image download quota (which we will not refund). Sharing your account with a friend will void your money back guarantee.
Are there any limitations to what I can do with downloaded images?
You may not share downloaded images with a friend unless explicit provisions are given in the license for said downloads. However, you can share downloaded images with other ministry leaders within the church that the images were downloaded for.
What's with all the licenses?
That's a complicated question. The short answer is the word "copyleft." But if you understood that, you wouldn't be reading this FAQ.
The long answer is that in 1953 a man named "Richard Stallman" was born. In 1984, Mr. Stallman founded an organization called GNU (which stands for GNUs Not Unix; the GNU in turn stands for the same - like a microphone next to a speaker, positive feedback from an acronym), which was dedicated to, in effect, countering the US Copyright Act of 1976. This piece of legislation created the framework for the Intellectual Property laws we take for granted today, and was a thorn in the side of Mr. Stallman who believed that a user of sufficient skill should have the right to modify anything he owns. The way Mr. Stallman saw it, owning a piece of software was no different from owning a chair - if the chair breaks, you can take it to a carpenter who may take the chair apart and put it together again, only better. The way the US Copyright Act saw it, the company is leasing the chair to you, for an unspecified length of time (which they may later specify), for a one-time fee; if the chair breaks, you send it back to the company, who may decide to repair, replace, or just keep the chair.
Mr. Stallman, with the GNU organization he founded, designed a "Prise de Fer" (fencing terminology: an engagement of your opponent's weapon that seeks to control your opponent's weapon) on the copyright laws; a license agreement that established the software as free to modify. But this license agreement did more than just establish the work as being borderline public domain - it included a clause that stated that any of the alterations had to be re-released under the same license. Taking a real-world example, the most famous program released under this license is called Linux - chances are you've heard about it a few times; chances are good, it runs somewhere in your house without you knowing. Linux, written by Linus Torvalds in 1991, was released under Mr. Stallman's license, the GPL (GNU General Public License), and it was examined by a company called Red Hat. Red Hat liked the way this Mr. Torvalds was doing free work, and decided to form a business around assembling what Mr. Torvalds did and selling the completed project. But due to the GPL, while Red Hat was allowed to sell the assembled work they did on Linux, they had to make their version available under the GPL. Red Hat did their work to make a version of Linux that ran well on servers (where this document came from), but neglected the desktop market (what you are reading this on). Another company, Mandrake, spotted this market, and took the version that Red Hat created and modified it to fit the desktop market. And today, there are over 200 different variations of Linux, each aiming at a different market.
Well, people saw what Mr. Stallman had done, and how these ideas were being spread. Some were afraid, while others thought that this shouldn't just be limited to computer programs, but should also apply to documents, images, or anything else under the sun. So, these people decided to write a similar license that made more sense when it was applied to documents and images. Collectively, these licenses are known as copyleft, as they reverse the ideas of copyright, using the same laws that made copyright strong.
Some of the images we used to create the backgrounds were released under one of these copyleft licenses. That's why you see so many different licenses on the images. Don't worry about it though - just rest assured that you're getting great legal images at a super price - and then spend the time you've saved by doing something special with your family.