According to the Microsoft Office blog, the Office Clip Art gallery is gone. If you have updates set to manual, you might still have the Clip Art gallery, but it will disappear with the next update. The updates went out last week.
I’m very upset by this, because I use its photos daily. While much commentary (include a funny riff by Conan on TV) focus on the line art, the text of the blog post makes it clear that photos will also disappear.
What about Bing search?
The blog post says that you can add images using Bing Image Search. It adds:
Bing Image Search uses a copyright filter based on the Creative Commons licensing system. The results that are returned are images that have been tagged with Creative Commons licenses. A link to the source of the image is provided, which you should use to review the source of the image and the applicable license to determine whether your use will comply with the license.
If you have PowerPoint , try it yourself to verify what I’m saying. Here are the steps:
- Choose Insert, Online Pictures.
- In the Bing Image Search box, enter a keyword.
- Click an image. At the bottom, note the size of the image, because some of them too small to put on a slide.
- At the bottom, click the link to the source of the image.
- Click Insert to insert the image on the current slide.
- Now go to your browser where the link opened and check it out.
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