Google is testing a redesign of Search’s image viewer that replaces the white or gray background with some much-needed color while rearranging other information and buttons for a less overwhelming experience.
Google Images Stories January 22
Google Images Stories August 31, 2020
Google Images adds ‘usage rights’ filter and ‘licensable’ badge
Google Images is rolling out two features today aimed at “image creators, stock image providers, and digital content associations.” Eligible results in the visual search engine will feature a “licensable” badge, while you can now filter by “Usage Rights.”
Google Images Stories July 8, 2020
Google Images Stories June 22, 2020
Google Images rolling out ‘Fact Check’ labels around the world
YouTube, News, and Search in recent years have surfaced fact checks to deal with misinformation. Google Images is now getting a similar capability to help people “make more informed judgments about what they see on the web.”
Google Images Stories February 25, 2020
Google Images Stories September 22, 2019
In February 2000, the “most popular search query Google had seen at the time” was of the Versace Jungle print dress worn by Jennifer Lopez to the Grammy Awards. It spurred the creation of Google Images, and nearly 20 years later, Google helped bring it back during Milan Fashion Week on Friday.
Google Images Stories August 29, 2019
Google Images Stories August 6, 2019
Google Images Stories July 25, 2019
Google Images Stories June 27, 2019
GIFs are a remarkably expressive form of communication that helps to succinctly convey a shared feeling. Many of Google’s apps have integrated GIF features, while the company acquired the Tenor platform last year to expand its offering. Google is now adding a “Share” button for GIFs in Image Search.
Google Images Stories March 5, 2019
Google Images Stories October 24, 2018
As part of its 20th anniversary, Google in September laid out the future of Search. Alongside Google Discover and dynamically organized results, the company is making information lookup more visual with Stories and featured videos. Google Lens is also coming to Google Images, with that integration now rolling out.
Google Images Stories September 27, 2018
Google Images Stories September 24, 2018
Google Images gets desktop redesign with mobile site adding Google Lens
Google Images Stories July 19, 2018
Google Images testing new web interface w/ rounded design & card-based photo viewer
Google Images Stories March 27, 2018
Google Images Stories March 13, 2018
Google Images updated with page title captions under every mobile result [Updated]
Google Images Stories February 16, 2018
How to get the Google Images ‘view image’ button back in Firefox
Google recently removed the convenient ‘view image’ button in Images, but thankfully there’s a Firefox extension that brings it back. Here’s how it all works…
How to get the Google Images ‘view image’ button back in Chrome
Google recently removed the convenient ‘view image’ button in Images, but thankfully there’s a Chrome extension that brings it back. Here’s how it all works…
Google Images Stories February 15, 2018
Google Images Stories February 9, 2018
Google Images to remove direct photo links as part of Getty licensing deal
Google Images Stories October 9, 2017
Google Image Search updated with brighter, rounded interface on mobile web
Google Images Stories August 1, 2017
Google Images gains badges to categorize search results
Google is testing a new feature on its Image Search page that adds badges and labels to search results for better discovery. Rolling out some time today on the Google app and on mobile web (though I haven’t had any luck yet on my devices), images will begin displaying icons in the bottom-left corner representing linked videos, shopping results, GIFs, and more.
Google Images Stories December 12, 2016
Google is toying with search suggestions in the Play Store [Updated]
Google Images Stories April 27, 2016
Google seems to be under fire lately. Less than a week from the European Union’s charges against the Mountain View company regarding supposedly unfair practices towards its hardware partners, TIME is reporting that the famous stock photo agency Getty Images is now accusing the technology giant of “promoting piracy” with its Images search engine…
Google Images Stories March 28, 2016
Pinterest-like image saving and tagging feature added to Google Search on the web
Google Images Stories November 30, 2015
Google Images Stories May 25, 2015
While Google has been working hard to become a more diverse company, you don’t necessarily see much diversity in image searches. Carry out a neutral search on Google Images for terms like man, woman, face or hand, and the vast majority of search results show white people.
The World White Web project aims to change that, by the simple mechanism of asking people to share images of people of color, which boosts their search rankings in Google, increasing the racial diversity of search results … expand full story
Google Images Stories January 14, 2014
Need some images? Now you can keep it legal, with Google Images usage rights filter
There’s a commonly-held myth that any image found in Google images is fair game for anyone who wants to use it. In reality, most images are copyrighted by default and usage generally requires permission – especially for commercial use.
Google’s Matt Cutts has tweeted that you can now filter images by usage rights. If you want to find images you can use commercially, for example, just do your search, click Search Tools and then select ‘labelled for commercial use’ from the pull-down.
It’s not immediately apparent how Google identifies the permissions associated with an image. We’ve reached out to Google and will update when we have a response.
Google Images Stories July 2, 2012
Search by Image allows users input an image, and then Google offers images and search results related to that image. Users select an image through the ‘ole drag-and-drop, and then uploading, or even inputting a URL. Meanwhile, the Knowledge Graph is new technology that allows Google to provide search results for concepts linked between words, rather than showing results for just the query term.
Software Engineer Sean O’Malley explained the inclusion on Google’s Inside Search blog today:
With the recent launch of the Knowledge Graph, Google is starting to understand the world the way people do. Instead of treating webpages as strings of letters like “dog” or “kitten,” we can understand the concepts behind these words. Search by Image now uses the Knowledge Graph: if you search with an image that we’re able to recognize, you may see an extra panel of information along with your normal search results so you can learn more. This could be a biography of a famous person, information about a plant or animal, or much more.
Google wants to improve its image search. When a user uploads an image of a specific type of flower, for instance, Google would previously give general flower search results. Now, Google will try to guess the exact type of flower. Google will also show the most recent content in search results, which is helpful for news images.
Google Images Stories May 23, 2012
Google updated its Google Search iPhone app to version 2.0.0 today, which introduced a completely redesigned app that focuses on improvements to speed and full screen browsing features. Among the new features are an auto full screen mode that hides controls when scrolling down and reveals when scrolling up, and a new full-screen image search view.
The updated app also includes “major speed improvements,” a built-in text finder for webpages, and quick links to Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and search options such as images, places, and news. The iPad did not receive the same update, but both the iPhone and iPad will now be able to save images to the iOS camera roll.
A full list of features is below, while the updated app is available on the App Store now.
Google Images Stories December 8, 2011