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Google Image Search

Search For Icons or Other Specific Image File Types

SUMMARY: Query Google for icons, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, or SVG files on the Internet.

With Google's Image Search you can find images found on websites across the Internet. Several types of filters are available, allowing you to limit your searches to faces, photos, clip art, or line drawings.

However, what if your needs require you to search for icons, or certain types of images such as BMPs, GIFs, JPGs, PNGs, or SVGs? Just add the following to the end of your search query:

A sample results page on Google Image Search for coffee-related icons


For example, to only search for JPG images containing the word "apple", try the following search:

apple filetype:jpg

What if you need to find computer-oriented GIF images?

computer filetype:gif

Or coffee-related icons?

coffee filetype:ico

Note that when performing one of these searches, an "Any filetype" filter will appear near the bottom left of the results window, allowing you to switch between supported filetypes.

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