I asked my daughter for a clip art collection for Christmas so I could use it for my blog. I have the worst time finding what I want free on the web that's not copyrighted. Tif always likes for her mom to be happy so she sent me the ART EXPLOSION set with 300,000 images. Actually it wasn't really 300,000 cartoons. There were 100,000 vector (hunh?) images, 30,000 raster (HUNH?), 25,000 classic images (that was OK), 5,500 (didn't need it) backgrounds, and 57,000 (unnecessary) photographs on the DVDs. Somewhere in there were clip art.
HOWEVER, the files were all something called .wmf!!! What the heck! Blogspot refused to accept it.
Art tried to find a way to change the file to a .jpg, .gif, .bmp or .png that Blogspot said it could upload but when he tried changing it to a .bmp file it came out with a black background instead of white.
(Later) Art just reminded me that he did figure out that I could do it through Office Picture Manager but it required more steps than I was happy to do.
I was seriously ready to do something horrible. It wasn't the computer's fault but I didn't care.
Finally I remembered my brother advising me earlier about what I could do to change the file. 95% of what he said went right over my head at the time. I am NOT a computer geek. However, I did remember him telling me I could try opening it on Adobe Illustrator. I opened the Illustrator for the FIRST time since I've had this computer, got the clip art and saved it to .bmp. Same thing happened with the black background. And then I tried SAVING IT TO WEB and BINGO! It turned the clip art to a .gif file. Success! Yesssssssssss!
I wonder how many thousands of clip art I really have at my disposal now. Be prepared to see a few.