AT LAST! Google have significantly revamped their image search engine. I honestly don’t think it’s changed since I first used it which must be at least 10 years ago. With the arrival of Bing I’ve switched my preferred image search Microsofts way. Bing offered more options for customising the display, the search fiend stayed visible and you don’t have to click on any silly little ‘o’s at the bottom, keep scrolling and Bing just keeps serving up images.
Google have followed suit. It’s not often that they’re lacking behind the competition. They’ve replied with a handy little ephasis on mouse over, much like iStock Photo. They’ve removed the old fashioned ‘frame style’ preview when you click but I still don’t think they’ve got it quite right.
As a partial designer I’ve always liked Google’s colour filter but for now I think Bing still has the edge for quick and easy results just how you want them.