Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Microsoft Office Clipart going the way of Geocities?

Microsoft has finally bid a goodbye to the age-old Clip Art image library found in its Office products as its usage has been declining over the years.
Redmond replaced the Clip Art’s online image library with Bing Image Search. This means that people searching for online images inside an Office app will now be directed to a gallery powered by Bing Images that will bring in results from around the web.

As someone who has suffered through some truly horrible Powerpoint presentations, this is a Good Thing.


juvat said...

Just wait til the copyright trolls find out about this!

Archer said...

That link goes to the wrong post.

It should be this one: http://bluegrassbruce.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-price-of-nras-defeatism.html

Just FYI.

genericviews said...

@Juvat, I had the same thoughts. At least with the "beans" in MS Office, you didn't have to worry about that. Now every pretentious poseur with a camera and a tumbler account will be suing for damages to their intellectual property every time a high school kid has to do a history report.

Borepatch said...

Microsoft has released the galleries under a Creative Commons license. Should stop the trolls

Brandon said...

I think the point was that now instead of using licensed clip art, people will be using random, unlicensed images from the web.