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Depending on which version of Office you have, you may be able to use an Officelibrary of clip art, or get clip art from the web.

Which version of Office are you using on your PC? 
  • Which version of Office are you using on your PC?
  • Microsoft 365, Office 2021 or 2019
  • Office 2016, 2013
  • Office 2010

Insert clip art

In the newer versions of Office, there's no longer a clip art library, but Office still helps you insert clip art.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Pictures > Online Pictures

(In Outlook, when you're using the Reading pane, there isn't an Insert menu. Click Pop Out Add clip art to your file (1) and then you'll see the Insert menu.)

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STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you're looking for, then press Enter.

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STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

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STEP 4:
Select a picture.

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(Video) Insert Clip Art In PowerPoint Presentation

STEP 5:
Select Insert.

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That's it!

The image is inserted in your Office document.

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Clip art and copyright

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

New kinds of clip art for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 doesn't have traditional clip art anymore, but as a subscriber you get several new kinds of high quality art in its place for free: high-resolution photographs, icons, cutout people, stickers, illustrations, and cartoon people. Select Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to see your options. For more details, see Insert images, icons, and more.

Icons are ready-made images that you can insert, pivot, rotate, color, and resize (with no loss of quality).

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Stickers are whimsical illustrations that can enliven any document.

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Cartoon people are cartoon-style drawings. You can mix and match different head/hair, face, and body parts to get just the look you want.

Voice clips instead of clip art

Looking for information about adding an audio clip to a slide? See Add or delete audio in your PowerPoint presentation.

Insert clip art

In Office 2013 and Office 2016, there's no longer a clip art library, but Office still helps you insert clip art.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Online Pictures

(In Outlook, when you're using the Reading pane, there isn't an Insert menu. Click Pop Out Add clip art to your file (11) and then you'll see the Insert menu.)

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STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you're looking for, then press Enter.

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STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

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STEP 4:
Select a picture.

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STEP 5:
Select Insert.

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That's it!

(Video) Word 2007: Inserting Clip Art

The image is inserted in your Office document.

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Clip art and copyright

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

Free image library: the Pickit add-in

Another option is to install an Office add-in named Pickit that puts free, licensed clip art in Office.

Click a section title below to open it and read detailed instructions.

  1. Open the Office app you want to add Pickit it to (Word, PowerPoint, or Excel).

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Add-ins group, select Store.

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    The Office Add-ins dialog box opens.

  3. In the dialog box, use the Search box to look for Pickit Free Images.

  4. Click the Add button for Pickit Free Images.

  5. Close the Office Add-ins dialog box.

    Pickit may take a few moments to be "loaded" into the Office app. When it's done, a message appears at the bottom of your app window telling you so.

    At the far right end of the ribbon, on the Home tab, you'll see the circular pink Pickit icon:

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Once Pickit is on your computer, you can find pictures with it as described here:

  1. On the Home tab of the Ribbon, in the Pickit section at the far right, select the Free Images button.

    The Pickit Free Images task panel opens on the right side of the application window.

  2. On the pink toolbar near the top, use the second tab, the Pickit market, to browse for images.

Pickit lets you browse images in several ways:

  • There's a search box (callout A in the picture) where you can type keywords such as flower, clipart, and business.

  • A set of featured collections (B) just below the Search box. The set includes a Clip Art Characters collection.

  • There are 25 collections (C) organized by Pickit.

  • There are numerous user collections (D) to browse.

  • There are 35 categories (E) of images (such animals and pets, cities and places, music and instruments, and transportation) you can choose from at the bottom of the task panel.

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Voice clips instead of clip art

Looking for information about adding an audio clip to a slide? See Add or delete audio in your PowerPoint presentation.

  1. On the Insert tab of the toolbar ribbon, in the Images section, select Clip Art.

    (In Outlook, when you're using the Reading pane, there isn't an Insert menu. Click Pop Out Add clip art to your file (21) and then you'll see the Insert menu and the Clip Art icon.)

    The Clip Art task panel appears on the right side of the application window.

  2. In the Search for box, type keywords that describe the art you're looking for.

  3. Under Results should be, select the types of media you want included in the search results:

    (Video) How to add a clip art image to a Microsoft® Word document

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  4. Ensure that Include Bing content is selected if you're connected to the internet and want images from the web included in your search results. *

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    Turning on this option gives you more search results to choose from. (Otherwise, leave that box cleared, and you'll only receive search results from the pictures installed on your computer by Office 2010.)

  5. Select Go to start the search.

    The search results are shown in the task panel.

    • You can scroll vertically if the results don't all fit in the task pane.

    • To see a larger version of a thumbnail image in the result list, or to simply see the image if all that is shown is a small red x placeholder, right-click the thumbnail and select Preview/Properties.

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      While you're in the Preview/Properties window, you can browse through the images by selecting Previous and Next.

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  6. To insert a picture in your document, right-click the thumbnail image in the task panel, and select Insert.

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    Once the image is inserted, you can adjust its placement by selecting it and dragging with the mouse.

When you search for clip art and pictures online, you'll be directed to Bing. You're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

* Bing Image Search filters are based on the highly respected Creative Commons license system. To better understand the licensing options, see Filter images by license type. You're responsible for respecting the rights of others' property, including copyright.

Which version of Office for Mac are you using? 
  • Which version of Office for Mac are you using?
  • Microsoft 365, Office 2021 or 2019
  • Office 2016

In Microsoft 365 for Mac, Office 2021 for Mac, and Office 2019 for Mac, beginning with version 16.19, you can go on the web to find clip art and other pictures.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Pictures > Online Pictures

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STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you're looking for, then press Enter.

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STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

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STEP 4:
Select a picture.

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STEP 5:
Select Insert.

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That's it!

The image is inserted in your Office document.

(Video) Adding Pictures and Clip Art in PowerPoint 2016

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The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

Sorry, clip art isn't supported in Office 2016 for Mac.

You can use Insert > Pictures to add pictures from your computer or from the Photo Browser.

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Microsoft 365 supports Online Pictures, Icons, and 3D objects, and it gets feature updates monthly:

Buy or try Microsoft 365

You can insert clip art from the web in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, or in OneNote.

Insert clip art in Word,PowerPoint, or Excel

  1. Select Insert > Pictures > Stock Images.

    Tabs across the topshow you the types of pictures you can select from:

    • Images: A large set of high-resolution photographs featuring many different subjects.

    • Cutout People: Photos of people in variousposes. The pictures have transparent backgrounds to help them fit easily into your document or to combine multiple pictures.

    • Stickers:Fun, animation-style drawings.

    • Icons (PowerPoint only): Small symbols covering numerous subjects. You can easily change color and resize them with no loss of image quality.

    • Illustrations (PowerPoint only): Many drawings, all in a similar style, covering numerous subjects.

    • Cartoon People (PowerPoint only): A large set of cartoon-style drawings. You can mix and match different parts, such as head/hairand facial expressions.

  2. Select a tab, then browse the images by scrolling, or enter a term in the search box to filter the set of images.

  3. Select an image or images, then choose Insert.

Insert clip art in OneNote

  1. Select Insert > Picture > From Online.

  2. In the Online Pictures dialog box, type words describing the kind of picture you want (such as roses), and then press Enter.

  3. Select the Filter button Add clip art to your file (34) and then select Clipart under the Type category.

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  4. Select the image you want to insert, then click the Insert button.

    (You can only insert one picture at a time.)

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

See Also

Insert images, icons, and more in Microsoft 365

Make or find pictures in Office

Add a drawing to a Word document

Icons: A new kind of clip art

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FAQs

Where is the clip art in Word? ›

Click the [Insert] tab > From the "Illustrations" group, click [Clip Art]. A clip art pane will open to the right of the document. In the "Search for" box, type a term or keyword for the clip art you would like to find (e.g., "potato") > Click [Go]. The clip art will appear in the pane below.

What is clip art in MS Word? ›

Clip art refers to a graphic or a picture that you can insert in your document. It comes in different formats and styles. It is used to enhance the appearance of a document.

How do I save a file as clipart? ›

Right-click the picture that you want to save in a graphics file format, and then click Save as Picture. In the Save as type list, select the graphics file format that you want. In the File name box, type a new name for the document, or do nothing to accept the suggested file name. Click Save.

How do you do clip art? ›

Step-by-step Instructions
  1. Start with a representative picture as your base. ...
  2. Create a semi transparent shape and remove the lines. ...
  3. Insert shapes to roughly trace the images. ...
  4. Rotate and size/scale shapes to roughly match picture. ...
  5. Modify the shapes for a closer fit. ...
  6. After everything traced, turn off the semi transparency.

How do I insert clipart in Word 2007? ›

Inserting Clip Art
  1. From the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Clip Art. The Clip Art task pane appears.
  2. In the Search for text box, type keywords related to the clip art you desire.
  3. Click Go. ...
  4. Click the image you want to insert. ...
  5. To deselect the clip art, click outside of the selected area.
31 Aug 2020

What is the use of clip art in computer? ›

Clip art is a form of electronic graphic art that consists of simple illustrations as opposed to photographic images. Clip art is generally available in a large number of file formats, which are either bitmaps or vector graphics.

What is Clipart in MS PowerPoint? ›

Clip Art is a collection of media files, including images, audio, video, and animation files. And Microsoft includes this collection of media files with the Office package, which are available for PowerPoint, Word, and other applications.

What is clipart in computer class 6? ›

Clip art is a collection of pictures or images that can be imported into a document or another program. The images may be either raster graphics or vector graphics.

How do I make a PNG file? ›

Open the image you want to convert into PNG by clicking File > Open. Navigate to your image and then click “Open.” Once the file is open, click File > Save As. In the next window make sure you have PNG selected from the drop-down list of formats, and then click “Save.”

How do I save a PNG file? ›

Tap anywhere on the picture, and hold your finger down. Then select the “Save Image” option. Android: Saving an image.

How do I create a JPEG file? ›

How to Convert Images to JPEG format - YouTube

What is clipart and pictures? ›

Clip art (also clipart, clip-art) is a type of graphic art. Pieces are pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively and comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in a digital form.

Can you turn a picture into clipart? ›

You can turn a photo into a cartoon or use an editor to cut out backgrounds, flatten and create a clip art file. You can even convert basic photo files into vector files through free online editing programs.

How do I insert clipart in Word 2010? ›

To locate clip art:
  1. Select the Insert tab.
  2. Click the Clip Art command in the Illustrations group. ...
  3. The clip art options appear in the task pane to the right of the document.
  4. Enter keywords in the Search for: field that are related to the image you want to insert.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow in the Results should be: field.

How do you insert WordArt in Word? ›

Add WordArt

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want. Enter your text. You can add a fill or effect to a shape or text box as well as the text in the WordArt.

Does Microsoft Word still have clip art? ›

There are new kinds of clip art (only available in Microsoft 365, Office 2019, and Office 2021): Stock images, cutout people, and stickers. Icons.

How do you insert a picture into WordArt? ›

In the “WordArt Styles” group of the “Format” tab that appears, click the “Text Fill” option. Toward the bottom of the drop-down menu that appears, click “Picture.” The “Insert Pictures” window will now appear.

What is an example of clipart? ›

Clip art is art or an image that's made by various artists to fit numerous different categories such as people, animals, school, etc. to be inserted into a document. For example, Microsoft Word comes included with several hundred different clip art pictures that can be easy inserted into a Microsoft Word document.

Where can I get free clipart? ›

Favorite Sites for Free Clipart and Photos
  • The Noun Project. The Noun Project has a huge collection of free symbols and icons. ...
  • Free SVG. FreeSVG.org is filled with public domain clipart that you can freely use for any purpose. ...
  • Flaticon. ...
  • AutoDraw. ...
  • Pixabay. ...
  • Unsplash. ...
  • Pexels. ...
  • Photo for Class.
17 Apr 2017

What is the difference between clip art and WordArt? ›

Answer: Clip art is set of images provided by Microsoft office , which can be used in the document . Word art is stylish text styles provided by Microsoft office. Answer: ClipArt is animated pictures and WordArt is like animated words.

Does Microsoft Word still have clip art? ›

There are new kinds of clip art (only available in Microsoft 365, Office 2019, and Office 2021): Stock images, cutout people, and stickers. Icons.

How do I insert clipart in Word 2010? ›

How to insert a clip art in a Microsoft® Word 2010 on Windows® 7

How do I turn a picture into clipart? ›

  1. Step 1: Open Free Crop Tool. Open the photo that you would like to use as a clipart image in the photo editor. ...
  2. Step 2: Make Selection & Save. ...
  3. Step 3: Exit Editor. ...
  4. Step 4: Open My Clipart. ...
  5. Step 5: Apply Clipart. ...
  6. Step 6: Zoom In. ...
  7. Step 7: Erase Clipart. ...
  8. Step 8: Open Clipart Menu.
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How do I insert word art in Word? ›

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want. Type your text in the Text box. You can add a fill or effect to a shape or text boxas well as the text in the WordArt.

What happened to Microsoft clip art? ›

Microsoft killed clip art and replaced it with Bing Image Search, which in Office filters for Creative Commons images. It's one of many resources and you can still find clip art elsewhere.

Why did Microsoft get rid of ClipArt? ›

Microsoft has just announced that it's killing off the last trace of clip art in its Office products, instead pointing users in need of imagery toward Bing Image Search. Why? Because most people are just getting their images online anyway.

Does Microsoft have free clip art? ›

Microsoft Says Goodbye To Clip Art : All Tech Considered Microsoft announced that it is eliminating clip art libraries from its suite of Office productivity software, and replacing it with Bing Image search.

How do you insert an image? ›

Insert pictures
  1. Select Insert > Pictures > This Device for a picture on your PC.
  2. Select Insert > Pictures > Stock Images for high quality images or backgrounds.
  3. Select Insert > Pictures > Online Pictures for a picture on the web.

How do you insert a picture into WordArt? ›

In the “WordArt Styles” group of the “Format” tab that appears, click the “Text Fill” option. Toward the bottom of the drop-down menu that appears, click “Picture.” The “Insert Pictures” window will now appear.

Is there an app to turn pictures into drawings? ›

PhotoDirector is the best app to use to turn photos into sketches, mainly because of its ease of use. Just select a picture and an effect to transform an image into a drawing. Turning photos into sketches is fun with PowerDirector because it provides a simple user interface and gives you plenty of creative options.

How do you create Clip Art in Photoshop? ›

Step 1. Click on the desktop shortcut to start the Photoshop application. Select "File" from the menu and choose "New." In the dialog box, enter the width, height and resolution you want for the clip art. Set the "Background Content" to "Transparent." Click "OK."

How do I turn a picture into Clip Art in Photoshop? ›

How to add cartoon effects to photos in Photoshop.
  1. Add your image. Choose the image you want to cartoonise into Photoshop.
  2. Convert your image into a Smart Object so you can make non-destructive edits. Go to the Filter menu and click Convert for Smart Filters.
  3. Apply the Poster Edges effect. ...
  4. Save your cartoonised photo.

What is WordArt in Powerpoint? ›

WordArt is colorful, artful text that is available in a variety of styles. It allows you to create interesting titles, logos, and text in your presentation. Browse the WordArt Gallery, and choose the various designs to add a different look to the text in your slides.

What are the two ways to create WordArt? ›

There are two ways to apply WordArt to text. You can select existing text and then select a style from the WordArt gallery, at which point Word will copy and insert the text into a text box. Or you can select a WordArt style first and then type the text into the text box that appears.

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