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Google Adding Support for Animated GIFs to Image Search

March 19, 2013

By Cynthia Herbert :: 4:54 PM

Search Google for animated GIFs.Google today announced that they would roll out a new filter in Google Image Search to filter for animated GIF images.

The animated GIF has increased in popularity over the past couple of years, and this new functionality will likely be well received, especially by users of Tumblr blogs!

The company posted these instructions: “Starting today, there’s an easier way to unearth those gems: when you do an image search, click on “Search tools” below the search box, then select “Animated” under the “Any type” dropdown box.

In addition to animated GIF earch filter, Google has also added the ability to find images with transparent backgrounds via an option marked “Transparent”  under the “any color” dropdown box on “Search Tools.”

Although Google announced the availability of the technology today, it appears they are rolling it out in stages, as not all users are seeing options for animated GIFs or transparent images in their Google Image Search tools settings.

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