Progress loader on dato-react image component

I love dato-react Image component capabilities. We are using a lot of GIFs to present some software UI features, but when larger GIF is loading sometimes the blurred image container stays there for many seconds like this and is not good UIX feedback. User might think image is not loading…

It would be cool if this blurred image had an option to somehow show progress off loading. Maybe a thin loading bar on the bottom? Or just loading text overlaid, or some similar visual feedback?

Anyone else sees the same need?