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In Google Images, one can normally specify an image format, for example let's say I want PNGs; then I can type filetype:png my search terms.

Today, I wanted to search for some vector graphics so I tried filetype:svg my search terms. However, Google Images completely ignored it and returned the results I'd get for my search terms, without the type restriction.

So, the question is, how to search for vector graphics in Google Images? If it's not possible, what else can I use?

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Google recently started indexing SVG files;


It should be there as a 'filetype' option in the advanced images search;


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This might also be useful;

Find SVG vector images with Google Search

Hope this helps.

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Excellent, this then renders this question obsolete, as it can now be done the way I wanted to originally -- by using filetype:svg my search terms. – houbysoft Mar 4 '11 at 21:21

From the advanced search http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search , it seems the SVG Filetype is not specified, though SVGs are indexed.

So, to my knowledge I don't think it is possible via Google Images you are just going to have do a regular search.


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I've never needed really it, but certain day I had to do something fast and found these depots quite nice :


Does not answer your question, but might be of help.

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