The famous ‘Clip Art’ will soon be a part of the history of technology as tech giant Microsoft has decided to terminate its library of the dated computer graphics.
The development may come as a big disappointment to its fans as those handy graphics and images will no more be there in the Microsoft’s word processors and would be replaced by a ‘Bing image search tool’.
The users looking for graphics to insert into their presentations will now have to do a Bing image search, under which Microsoft offers plenty of images that are absolutely filtered by default and falls under the Creative Commons licensing category.
In a blog post, Microsoft’s Doug Thomas wrote: “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.”
According to the experts, the two most important reasons behind the change are delivering quality images and offering relevant one.
Experts say while performing an image search over the Internet multiplies the chances of getting more relevant images. Secondly, the pictures available on the web are of higher quality as compared to those graphics and images found in pre-2013 Microsoft Office products.
Microsoft started offering Clip Art in the mid-1990s as a built-in feature of its Office Suite that were provided absolutely free of cost. It is a unique collection of images and templates by the tech giant. The users incorporated these pictures to add a little flair to their Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.