Return Clip Art Library
Clip Art is easier to use for newbies than searching all over the web. I'm a seasoned user and I still find it extremely tedious to search the web for an image, many of them have watermarks in them that makes them unusable.
I was helping someone design a pamphlet the other day, they had never done anything like this, only basic word documents. I was annoyed that the function to search for images was so limited and they couldn't find anything that they liked. Browsing the web to find an image, save it to their pc, and insert it into the pamphlet was too much for them to grasp. Not a user friendly choice, Microsoft.
Bring back the clip art library. Better interface for beginners and the image selection was always very extensive. I miss it.
I prepare our gardening club newsletter as a volunteer. A snippet of cutesy art or a little curlique decoration is much appreciated by the senior ladies who enjoy the articles about our club events. I do not have the time or skill to start searching all over the web for a snip of a tulip, I do not wish to download unknown files, and often the images are not suitable for my purposes anyway.
Arline Dederick commented
Although I have been using a computer for many years, I am now in my 80s and it's a bit troubling for me to search the web for an image.
:D! I can search and paste pics from online clipart gallery!!!!!!
Click on INSERT then PICTURES. Type a search criteria in there and it will find just about anything you want to insert.
Kathleen Tarabas commented
As an elder and handicapped, it was always great to find simple pictures and ideas with the Clip Art Library on my old machine. Just had the occasion to send a Sympathy note to a dozen of my cousins on the death of one of our dearest Aunty from their family....It was always nicer to send a card for any occasion to bring the family together to enjoy the Clip Art BECAUSE it always held a bit of personal input. Thank you for thinking positive!
Allison Perry commented
It takes too much time to try searching for clip art online.
I rarely can find a simple piece of art quickly like I could with the clip art library. It takes forever to find something you like online, or that isn't watermarked, or doesn't lose it quality when inserted and or enlarged.
Taking away the clip art library was a bad choice.....especially when your replacement links to Bing (I'm not a fan of Bing, I try NOT to use it)
BRING BACK CLIP ART LIBRARY!
Until then I think I will be looking for a program to replace my publisher program (in hopes that there is one I would like)
Since you (microsoft) are exploiting public domain instead of furnishing us with your own products, why should I stay with microsoft?
I can use Linux and Open Office instead which gives me not less for 0,00 € than what I get from microsoft for 600 €!
Leah Attwood commented
Can't believe clip art is gone. Searching for images online is no substitute, it's such a hassle you don't know where the image came from or who owns it or whether it has a virus attached to it. There are so many ways clip art was useful from how easy it was to select, resize, group etc. Bring it back please.
Yes, please bring it back... I hate downloading crap online that I never know is from a trusted source... Half the crap on the web, even simple pictures, have viruses or somehow use the download process to infect you!
Justin Spencer commented
Its really important to me as you could resize the clip art easier. I find that quite a lot of online clip art seems to lose its sharpness easily.
The most important thing about the clip art is that you can edit it so easily by ungrouping it. Then I can easily remove of edit sections of the clip art. I can just pick the outline and remove it from the picture. I can also merge two sections of two different clip arts without having to edit it in Photoshop which is time consuming and doesn't end up look very sharp.
Please bring it back.
You make Apple look more attractive
Sue Boney McCoy commented
In rural areas and less-developed countries, internet service may be non-existent, limited, or hideously expensive. When you got rid of the Clip Art library, you handicapped users who cannot easily access the internet and who have the need to develop professional-looking materials. Yes, this is a small market segment, but how much of an inconvenience is it to offer the Clip Art library? Make it an add-on as a separate CD (more $$$ for you), or license another distributor to do so. But please bring back this option!
please give us a easy download -- too difficult to search . nothing found is really free
The other sites either charge money, only have photos that are NOT printer friendly or have a watermark included. I loved the Office Clip Art and could usually find a printer-friendly picture to jazz up my printed publications
The Clip Art library was a great place to get SAFE, free clipart on the fly. When you need something in a hurry, it's not optimal to have to spend an hour looking for an image, and then find out on top of it that you moved from the free image section to the "you have to sign up and pay" section.
The Clip Art Gallery offered virus free files that were safe to download, instantly usable, compatible with Office, and had a variety of what people look for. Please bring it back.
Please please please bring back clip art library! My company does not allow employees to download icons from websites. So now I have no clipart ;-(
For the computer user who is not extremely proficient, the Clip Art Library was an easy way to add an illustration to a letter or document.
Het was zo handig ik stem voor terug brengen van deze hulp.
Doris Güttler commented
Dear Microsoft Team,
yesterday I looked for a Christmas picture. All I got was one picture of an ugly Father Christmas. In former times there was a great variety of pictures, and I admit, beautiful ones. Like the other users before me, I beg you to bring back the clip art library.