Annoyed Of Google’s End to “View Image” Button? Try BING!
Last week Google removed its “view image” button from the image search results. According to media reports, this “end” has made many Google users unhappy, and a major shift is observed to Startpage and Microsoft’s Bing. These search engines allow downloading high resolution images with just a right click.
As Google has sung a global licensing deal with Getty Images, it has eliminated the “view image” button to limit the elating of ‘copyrighted images’ from its page.
In a report by BBC, critics are of the view that these changes are “user-unfriendly”, “awful” and “degraded the product”.
Users are pretty unhappy with this act of Google, and their anger is shown on twitter.
Many users suggested to use the rival search engines like Bing that still has view image button.
Some also suggested “Others pointed out that right-clicking an image in Google’s Chrome browser, and clicking ‘open image in new tab’ replicated the missing function,”
The report further said, “The browser is focused on privacy and provides Google’s search results but with no targeted ads and more privacy,”
Media Reports also highlighted that Google will devise copyright attribution and disclaimers more significant in the search results of images.
Verge says, “The change is essentially meant to frustrate users. Google has long been under fire from photographers and publishers who felt that image search allowed people to steal their pictures, and the removal of the view image button is one of many changes being made in response,”
Along with the removal of “view image button” Google has also killed the “search by image” button that was shown on opening up of image.
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