The Search giant Google has a new update in Images domain. Since its launch in 2001, its turned out to be a one and only stop for all the image search. As Google is pretty good at organizing these types of information, but consider all the things you can’t express with words, it helps you.
Coming to the number of images indexed by Google, here’s some info:
- In 2001 around 250 million
- In 2005 around 1 billion
- In 2010(Today) around 10 billion
Google apart from being fast at indexing the images, applied its techniques to make the search even more faster. This also makes the service invincible.
Google is now rolling out its updates in coming few days to match the scope and beauty of this fast growing visual web, with its powerful technology behind the images.
Here’s what’s new in this refreshed design of Google Images:
- Dense tiled layout designed to make it easy to look at lots of images at once. We want to get the app out of the way so you can find what you’re really looking for.
- Instant scrolling between pages, without letting you get lost in the images. You can now get up to 1,000 images, all in one scrolling page. And we’ll show small, unobtrusive page numbers so you don’t lose track of where you are.
- Larger thumbnail previews on the results page, designed for modern browsers and high-res screens.
- A hover pane that appears when you mouse over a given thumbnail image, giving you a larger preview, more info about the image and other image-specific features such as “Similar images.”
- Once you click on an image, you’re taken to a new landing page that displays a large image in context, with the website it’s hosted on visible right behind it. Click anywhere outside the image, and you’re right in the original page where you can learn more about the source and context.
- Optimized keyboard navigation for faster scrolling through many pages, taking advantage of standard web keyboard shortcuts such as Page Up / Page Down. It’s all about getting you to the info you need quickly, so you can get on with actually building that tree house or buying those flowers.
There’s another announcement which Google had to make, a new ad format called Image search Ads. These ads will appear only on Google Images, and they let you include a thumbnail image alongside your lines of text. you can observe this changes rolling out in most of Google’s local interfaces and worldwide over the next few days.
Image credit : Google Images
Does this makes it easier to search for images? contribute your opinion