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Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

Post by maximus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:21 pm

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Google's deal this month with stock-photo agency Getty to end their legal spat carries one very noticeable provision: the "View image" button will be removed from Google Images search results.

The two sides on Friday announced a licensing settlement, er, partnership that will allow Google to continue carrying Getty-owned photographs in its image and web search results.

"This agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between our companies,” Getty Images CEO Dawn Airey said in announcing the peace treaty. "We will license our market leading content to Google, working closely with them to improve attribution of our contributors’ work and thereby growing the ecosystem."

The "View image" button will be removed this week from all picture search results, not just those involving Getty Images material.

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How to Bring Back the “View Image” Button In Google Image Search

Post by jthspace » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:44 pm

How to Bring Back the “View Image” Button In Google Image Search

Google’s image-based search engine has been a staple of the internet for more than a decade. But this morning it got a little less useful: in addition to making the reverse image search tool harder to find, the “Show Image” button has disappeared.

The button formerly functioned as a direct link to the image in question, allowing users to bypass the hosting web site itself. Its disappearance is apparently due to an agreement Google has made with the stock image provider Getty Images, in order to get the latter’s photo content included in image search results.

But have no fear, web image junkies. Only a few hours after the news broke, an independent developer released a Chrome extension that returns the button to its proper place. “View Image” from developer Joshua Butt returns the button to the Google Images interface, restoring the direct link function that Google and Getty are apparently no longer interested in supporting.

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Using the extension is simple: just click “Add to Chrome” in the Chrome Web Store page, and the next time you search Google Images, the “View Image” button will be back in its familiar home.

We’re generally wary of recommending brand new extensions for Chrome or other browsers, but Butt has published the extension as an open source project on GitHub, and it appears to be free of the adware that’s been gradually infecting popular free extensions for the last year or so.
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Re: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

Post by maximus » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm

I bet Getty Images will be chuffed to bits at this news :have_a_nice_day:

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Re: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

Post by jthspace » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:19 am

Shame!
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Re: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

Post by maximus » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:12 pm

By the way, you can also right click on the image and choose to "view in new tab" and that opens the image the same as if you were using the "view image" button.

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Re: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

Post by jthspace » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:25 pm

Sometimes the easiest options are the ones to use . . . .
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