There are few people on the Internet who don’t enjoy a great animated gif. For some, having conversations only using these animated images is a way of life. But finding these images is a whole other issue. Relying on Tumblr blogs and regular Google search just wasn’t enough, so Google has decided to make it easier to find these cat-falling-off-of-chair masterpieces using its image search product. Google is rolling out the animated gif search filter now, and you’ll be able to click “Search tools” and then “Animated” under type to filter your search with animated goodness only. You’ll be able to drill down further by finding images with transparent backgrounds only. Animated gifs are serious, serious business after all.
Google Adds Animated Gifs to Image Search
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).