Thrilled to see that Google Image Search has got a such a beautiful makeover. As of today, it has stripped out the unecessary text, made the search results much more visual and provided lots more of them. A nice little extra is when you click on the image, it displays super clearly as a box superimposed on its orginal website. Basically, it has copied a lot from rival search engine Bing which up till now had the best image search on the internet. Now? Well I’m tempted to say Google has just won the prize back…
1) Text is stripped away to make pictures stand out more
2) Instead of having to scroll to page 2 to see the second set of ten results, the page is now infinitely scrollable, with page breaks marked above sets of pictures.
3) Hover over an image to get the text details: size, url and an idea of what shape/size it is.
4) Individual pictures are displayed super clearly on top of the original website page, making it easier to copy them, save them or just view them better.
Result: Great for bloggers, and probably an admission from google that image blogs are taking over the world.