Open source office suite needs some decent open and royalty-free cliparts. This tutorial presents valuable clipart repositories and an extension which enables direct downloading of graphics into the OpenOffice.org documents.
Direct downloading of cliparts is possible thanks to Clker.com Openoffice.org addon. You will find it here. The Clker.com addon provides integration with clker.com online clipart to openoffice.org. The cliparts you choose and save to your clipart basket, will appear in the extension window inside Openoffice.org. Almost all cliparts are available in ODG format, SVG and PNG files.
Clker.com Openoffice.org addon is available to download here. It has to be installed via the Openoffice.org extension manager.
You may also visit the Clker.com website. It contains a massive collection of royalty-free cliparts, available to download as ODG (Openoffice.org Draw), SVG and PNG formats.
If you prefer browsing cliparts via the internet browser, downloading them to disk, and then loading graphics inside the Openoffice.org applications, then you definitely should visit homepages of these clipart collections:
Open Clip Art Library
This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used. All graphics submitted to the project should be placed into the Public Domain according to the statement by the Creative Commons.
The Open Clip Art Library contains vast collections of cliparts (7,000 images), divided into categories, and submitted / uploaded / remixed by users. You may download all cliparts packed in a single ZIP file or gzipped tarball.
WPClipart is a collection of high-quality public domain images specifically tailored for use in word processors and optimized for printing on home/small office inkjet printers. There are thousands of color graphic clips as well as illustrations, photographs and black and white line art.
Nearly all graphics are in lossless, PNG format. Currently WP Clipart archive offers about 25,000 images.
OpenOffice.org User/Gallery and Clipart
Small but valuable clipart repository. Some files are available in ODG (Openoffice.org Draw) format, others as SVG and GIF files.
The gallery also contains various original artwork submitted to the OOo Competition. It includes 3d Chinese Tea Set, 3d Vase with Flowers, and others.
And, if you wish to find more royalty-free cliparts, visit Clip-Art.com. The site contains more links to clipart libraries.