Microsoft quietly bid farewell to its “Clip Artwork” picture library Tuesday, acknowledging that Phrase or PowerPoint customers can discover generic pictures of bunnies, cash baggage or cherry bombs via on-line picture searches.
“The Workplace.com Clip Artwork and picture library has closed store,” learn a quick epitaph on Microsoft’s official weblog.
Microsoft customers of a sure age will bear in mind the picture library as a straightforward approach to snap prefabricated pictures right into a Phrase doc or PowerPoint presentation. However the number of 338 pictures, enjoyable as they had been, couldn’t examine with the explosive progress of pictures throughout the online and social media. (Google listed roughly 10 billion pictures as early as 2010.)
Followers of photograph clipping can nonetheless drag and drop pictures from the online into Workplace software program, Microsoft famous, including that they will all the time search artistic commons images utilizing the corporate’s Bing Picture Search service.
Right here, in memoriam, are a number of remaining clippings, courtesy of the now defunct “Clip Artwork” Library:
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