How to search for images in Dropbox

Updated Feb 27, 2024
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Image search is only available to Dropbox Plus*, Family, Professional, Standard, Business, Advanced, Business Plus, and Enterprise.

You can search for images in your Dropbox account based on the content in them. For example, you can search for “cat” to see all images of cats (and images related to cats) in your Dropbox account—even if “cat” isn’t in the filename.

To search images in your Dropbox account:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click the search bar at the top.
  3. Start typing what you’d like to search for. Search results will appear as you type. You can either click one of those results or press the enter (Windows) or return (Mac) on your keyboard to see all results.
  4. Click the Images tab.

FAQs about image search

Which image file types are searchable?

You can search the following image file types:

  • .gif
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png

Which languages can I search images in?

Images can be searched in the following languages:

  • English
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Swedish
  • Danish

Note: Your Dropbox account must be set to the language you’re searching in, except for English searches, which work with most language settings. However, English searches may not work as expected if your Dropbox account is set to Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, or Thai.

How does image search work?

Similar to full-text search, when you upload a supported image file type, content is identified in the image. This information is only used to improve retrieval of files in your account.

*Customers on Plus can use image search for files uploaded to Dropbox after 6 September, 2023.
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