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 (goo.gl/KDDX1)
—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: goo.gl/PGQW3
). Gifs have been around since 1987 and have become the de facto standard for short animations on the web, from pony glitter text (goo.gl/iZoEZ
) to grumpy cat memes (goo.gl/bC9um
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 (goo.gl/XutAa
) but must have one with a transparent background, simply select “Transparent” under the “Any color” dropdown box.