Search by filters

To refine your search, use the filters below the search bar. To open filters, click Filters in the top right part of the screen.

Recent images

By default, Yandex searches for images without considering when they were posted. In search results, the time of posting is only listed for pictures that were uploaded less than a month ago.

If you only want to find the latest images (i.e. those added over the past week), choose the appropriate setting. That way only images that are stamped with an upload time and date are shown in the search results:

  1. Enter your query and click Search.
  2. Filter by Recent.

If no recent images are found based on your search, you are directed to results from other search engines.

Image size

Yandex searches for images of all sizes by default. If you want to find images of a particular size, do the following:

  1. Enter your query and click Search.
  2. Use one of these filters:
    • Large — for images larger than 1024×768 pixels.
    • Medium — for images between 400×300 and 1024×768 pixels.
    • Small — for images smaller than 400×300 pixels.

Your image search results will indicate the size of the images.

You can also specify an arbitrary image size. Just enter the values you need and click OK.

Desktop wallpaper images

Wallpapers are images that you can set as your computer's desktop background. Wallpaper size must meet the standard requirements of 800×600 to 2048×1536 pixels.

To search only for wallpapers, do the following:

  1. Enter your query and click Search.
  2. Choose the Wallpaper filter.


You can also set the image proportions you want: landscape, portrait, or square.

  1. Enter your query and click Search.
  2. Set the filter value.

Image type

To find a specific type of image:

  1. Enter your query and click Search.
  2. Use one of these filters:

    Photo — for photographs or images that look like photos. Use this filter if you want to exclude maps and other graphics from search results.

    With white background — images displayed against a solid white background.

    Pictures and drawings — illustrations. Select this type if you are looking for drawings, blueprints, maps, or paintings.

    People — for close-ups of faces.

    Demotivators — images in demotivator style.

Images are filtered by type and color with computer vision algorithms. The contents of each image are analyzed using special algorithms that determine their characteristics.

Prevailing color

If you want to find an object or background of a certain hue, use the color filter. To make searching more convenient, all gradients are grouped into nine main colors. You can also filter out color or black-and-white images.

File format

To search for images of a certain image file format, choose JPEG, PNG, or GIF. Yandex searches for images of all formats by default.

Site search

To search for images from a particular site, choose the On site filter and enter the website address in the window that opens.