FINDING CLIP ART

Snowmen-christmas-2735124-1024-768The other day Joy was showing her friend Frieda how to add a picture to a Word document. Frieda has a really old version of Microsoft Word, and Joy was astonished to discover that a search on the word “flowers” turned up nothing, a big contrast with the rich choices available in later versions of Word, which automatically search Office Online.

Now Microsoft is replacing the Office Online image collection with Bing’s image trove. Searching at “Images.Bing.com” (or going to Bing.com and clicking “images”) results in royalty-free art. To find Google’s version of this, go to Google.com/advanced_image_search.  Click on the first result and scroll down till you see the various options, such as “free to use and share,” or “free to use and share, even commercially.” When you find something you like, click the right mouse button to get the “save” menu.

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