How to Search Animated GIF images on Google?

In a nutshell

▶ Most of you would love GIF files for its capability to support animation. But, were you not finding it difficult to search animated GIF images on Google?

▶ Well, that is not the case anymore. Google has introduced 2 new filter called “Animated” and “Transparent” for making your image search simpler.

▶ Using the Animated filter, you can search for .gif files that are animated.

Google Search >> Images >> Search tools >> Any Type >> Animated

▶ Using the transparent filter, you can search the images with transparent backgrounds. (.png format)

Google Search >> Images >> Search tools >> Any Color >> Transparent

▶ Now search for the animated .gif files with ease on Google with these new features.

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Animated GIF Images

search animated GIF images on Google

Who doesn’t like a .gif file? Don’t you like the jumping monkey in the picture? Of course, it is better than the monkey which simply stands doing nothing. Right?

If you are wondering what GIF stands for, then let me tell you –  GIF abbreviation stands for “Graphics Interchange Format”. It was introduced in the year 1987 by a subsidiary of AOL called CompuServe. It is a bitmap image format that has been widely accepted and used on the Internet due to its extensive support and convenience. What makes it more interesting and loving is its capability to support animations.

Now, you would have not noticed one thing in the above paragraph. It has been 25 years since the .gif format was introduced to the world. That definitely needs a special mention here in his article.

Moving on, let’s get to the actual topic of searching animated GIF images on Google. Yes, let’s get to know more about how to search animated GIF images on Google in few simple steps.


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Earlier Problems with searching animated GIF images on Google

Lets get to the root of the problem.

Many of you use the animated GIF images on your power point presentations, blogs, and other places.

But searching animated GIF images on Google has always been a problem. Take for example, we want to find an animated cat, we type “cat.gif” and hit search. Now, Google will definitely show you cats in .gif format, but they may be animated or non-animated.

However, we are looking for an animated cat and not just a cat in .gif format. Now, to find an animated cat, you will have to manually check all cats one-by-one. This way, you will end up seeing too many cats and drain all your time.

So to help you with this, Google has added a new filter called Animated to its Google Images Search. In the next section, lets, see how to use it.

 

 

How to Search Animated GIF Images on Google?

Searching animated GIF images on Google is now easy. Here are simple steps to do that.

  1. Go to Google and type the name of the animated image you are looking for.
  2. Now, click on the “Images” in the top bar. You will be shown the images of that you were searching for.
  3. Now, click on “Search tools” and then in “Any Type” choose “Animated”.

i.e Google Search >> Images >> Search tools >> Any Type >> Animated

This way, you can search animated GIF Images on Google with ease and not much effort. The screenshot below should help you know this better.

seacrh google for animated gif images pictures

 

 

Searching Transparent Background Images

Well, along with the Animated filter, Google also has introduced one more filter called Transparent. Using this filter, you can find images with transparent background.

These kinds of images come in handy in various situations, especially when you want to use them on non-white backgrounds.

Using this filter is damn simple as using Animated filter.
Google Search >> Images >> Search tools >> Any Color >> Transparent


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Final Thoughts on “How to Search Animated GIF Images on Google?”

Even if you’re not a big fan of animated gifs, this tip could still come in handy when you are doing some power point presentation or writing blogs. For some, having conversations only using these animated images is a way of life.

Initially, it was really difficult to search for animated GIF images on Google but now with the introduction of new filters, searching almost anything on Google got easy.

But do remember, these images could still fall under various copyrights and restricted use licenses, so do check this part before using them.

Now, over to you.

What do you have to say about searching animated GIF images on Google? Let me know from the comments below.



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25 Comments to How to Search Animated GIF images on Google?

  1. Hi nikhil bhai, thank you for this tutorial on searching gif files on google. it was very detailed and easy to understand. keep doing the great work.

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