Office Gets a Clip Art Replacement

After decades of including clip art in Office apps, Microsoft ditched the whole enterprise in 2014. If you wanted a an easy to access bank of images you could use in presentations and documents, you were kind of out of luck. That’s about to change, thanks to Microsoft’s new partnership with Pickit.

Here’s the news from Fastcodesign:

The good news is that Pickit’s 1.2 billion-image library is a hell of a lot bigger than clip art’s ever was, and not nearly as grotty. Basically, the images on Pickit are uploaded to the database by stock image libraries and individual photographers. Those people earn 60% of the revenue on the images, and the revenue is generated through bulk licensing deals (like Microsoft’s) and individual licensing (for publications and other corporate use).