Find pictures or clip art online

In Office 2007 or later, when you search for clip art or online pictures, your search is automatically directed to Bing. You don't need to open your browser or leave your document to insert the images into your document.

If you'd like more control over what you see in the search results—for example, to see clip art, but not photos, or vice versa—you can go directly to Bing and search for images there. You'll want to be sure that you have the rights to use the images you select, and you can do that by setting easy-to-use licensing filters. Here's how:

  1. Go to and click or tap the Images tab in the upper-left corner of the screen.

  2. In the Search box, enter the type of image you're looking for.

    Query entered into Bing Image Search box

  3. When the image results appear, click or tap the License drop down menu, and pick the licensing option you want. (If you don't see the License filter, make sure you're using a supported browser.)

    License drop-down set to Free to modify, share, and use commercially.

    Try it   Here's a link for dogs that is already set to Free to modify, share, and use commercially. If you want to narrow results to clip art (cartoon-like images), add "clip art" to the end of your search term or change Bing's Type filter to Clipart.

    Type menu with Clipart selected

  4. Click the image you want to see it full-size (unless you want the thumbnail).

  5. Now, use your browser's command to make a local copy. For example, in Internet Explorer, right-click the image > Save picture as. In Chrome, right-click the image > Save image as.

  6. In your Office program, go to Insert > Picture and find the image you just saved from Bing.

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. Remember, you're responsible for respecting the rights of others' property, including copyright.

Supported browsers

To use Bing filters, you need to use one of the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Windows Internet Explorer 9 or later

  • Mozilla Firefox (any version)

  • Apple Safari (any version)

  • Google Chrome (any version)

  • Amazon Kindle Fire (any version)

To update your version of Internet Explorer, see Update Office and your computer with Microsoft Update or visit the Internet Explorer download page.

Applies To: Excel 2016, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Publisher 2016, Excel 2013, Word 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Publisher 2013, Excel 2016 for Mac, PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, Word 2016 for Mac, Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011, Outlook for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Equation Editor for Mac 2011, Office 2007, Office 2010

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