Google Releases Faster Image Search
On Wednesday Google announced it was revamping its image search to make it “faster, more beautiful and more reliable”. Hongyi Li, Google’s associate product manager, announced they had decided to change the image search “based on feedback from users and webmasters”.
Previously Google’s image search would simply list images in a grid on page. Each image would increase slightly in size upon hover and a click would enlarge the image and reveal more information about that image. However with this redesign the images will display in a similar grid but when you click an image it will display centered with information to the right. You can ten click other images above and below, as well as scroll to seem more, and clicking anothe image will close the current image, open the new one and center your screen on that image.
Possibly the best change Google has made is removing the frame behind the image that would load the website that the image was hosted on. This meant the image could often load slowly and slowed down the overall user experience. An example screenshot, provided by Google, can be seen above and the full blog posts from Google can be read here.