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Even if you’re a fan of animated gifs—say you were the first to email your friends the slow loris very slowly eating a rice ball (—you may not know that the origins of animation go as far back as 1879 and Eadweard Muybridge’s “zoopraxiscope” (see our doodle homage to Muybridge: Gifs have been around since 1987 and have become the de facto standard for short animations on the web, from pony glitter text ( to grumpy cat memes (

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.

We’ve also added a second handy filter: if you’re after the perfect picture of Easter basket clipart ( but must have one with a transparent background, simply select “Transparent” under the “Any color” dropdown box.
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Actually, this "animation" is considered to be the prototype of motion pictures or movies.
I can't see them options, are they rooling out to users slowly???
I don't have animation in my drop-down box.  I have Face/Photo/Clipart/Line Drawing.  My Google is broken!
This is so awesome! I love me some animated GIFs, especially the world's first moving picture (replica) in this blog post. Congratulations, +Neil Alldrin!

I guess it will take a couple of days for this to be 100% rolled out.
So this is what you're doing with all the resources you freed up when you killed Google Reader?
Yeh Thanks! I like it better then damn Google reader!
This works only in USA. I have to use VPN to see. It should be it global. 
+Khalid Saudi It would be global. They may have just rolled out in USA now. Rolling out to other countries will be in progress. 
It's still in the process of rolling out - I don't have an exact ETA at this time but be patient :). I'd also like to give credit to +David Yu Chen who helped on this as well.
Ummm, ok, but is there something wrong with being able to filter by extension, instead of "animation"? And while we'er at it, can results be sorted by "date"?
Tony Rudd
Meh, bring back Google Reader
So you killed Google Reader, and now you're trolling users with fake GIS features that don't actually exist?  Dude ...
This is like a google Rick Roll. Well played assholes. 
Does this mean I can filter them out?

Also, yeah, this is no substitute for Google Reader. And you killed FeedDemon by proxy, there. Good work.
the option does not appear for me either,, so NOT today GOOGLE<<<
I LOVE THIS <3 But its no ready yet... ;-;
I got 5 thousand starred articles to go through on Reader...
Dear people from outside the U.S.:
Your options are:
1. Found your own Google. Try making a comparatively-decent product. I sincerely bet you can't.
2. Move here. We'll welcome you, I promise.
3. Stop complaining about it, you'll get it someday.
finally thanks
The Query Tool from hell.. many, many, many Message Boards just went FUBAR. [ or beyond ].
What have you done!  ^^
If you hit backspace after looking at an animated pic, google forgets that you chose this setting and you have to start all over again!  Instead of backspace, you have to use the escape key.  My my how intuitive!
Yeah but backspace is just like hitting "back" on your browser. It's been like that since as long as I can remember.
I'm in the USA, in Arizona. I can't view this post, the image, part, unless I go to full screen. Now, while commenting in the right sidebar, I only can view the image placeholder doo-dad thingy. I'm using Chrome browser, Win 7. I can see all Google's other photos from posts though.
I took a screen shot. +Neil Alldrin or +Google  do you want to see? I am not trying to be rude or ungrateful for the new GIF feature. I can wait until tomorrow or next week.
So... how is this different from "filetype:gif" ?

Also, when it's going to return the "Report offensive image" thing?
It's totally there for me, right under "Type of image" options.  And YES, given that .not all gifs are animated and not all animated gifs can be searched for as easily as putting "animated" in the search query, this is important for this sort of thing.  In other words, there's a difference between the two.
Would be an improvement, since we see more and more animated gifs with the coming of Tumblr blogs. Just sad Google decided to change their entire search design. It's terrible for iphones and I don't like the fact we have to click more in order to see the site where the picture is on. The previous design was in many ways a better version.
Thanks! +Google Now > The restriction has been lifted !

Today, start the upload limit of GIF animation of Google+?

Can be uploaded
497×150pix = 135frames (10064250pix)
497×277pix =   73frames (10049837pix)
497×300pix =   68frames (10138800pix)
497×367pix =   55frames (10031945pix)
400×250pix = 101frames (10100000pix)
333×100pix = 301frames (10023300pix)
------------------------ ↑+1 frames > I will not be able to upload
Image above is animated on my phone. How great is that?!
+Steven O'Shea Search for the imagine you want first, lets say cats.  Once all the cat pics come up, on the top there will be a bar that has the Search tools.  Which the type to animated and hit enter. 
Amazing! - next on the list though is locally animated .gifs within the Chromebooks image viewer :)
I can't access any search options besides color in google images on my iPhone.
It would be cool to be able to filter out GIFs that are 3(ish) frames or fewer, that would get rid of all the flashing ad banner GIFs.
Me encantan estos aparatos tan simples y a la vez tan revolucionados
Does anyone know if there is a text-operator for this?
for example you can add filetype:jpg to your search keyword and it will only find jpg files. Is this possible with animated images too?
(I'd think of type:animated)
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