‘View image’ button vanished from Google search results, a latest update in Google that eliminates the simplest way of accessing image by users in isolation from the source page. It appears as little modification, while it has consequences for number of users as it has made image saving option more difficult for the high-resolution images right from Google’s image search results.
Google posted a tweet wording that, “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the web pages they’re on.”
While searching for an image, there must be one that user surely wanted to save and use it somewhere, but this extremely useful and easiest technique has been detached by the company from today. Now, users will have to explore additional techniques for saving images.
Getty Images Inc., an American stock photo agency filed a complaint along with the European Commission against Google that it promotes piracy by including included large and high-resolution images in to its image search results. The company used to offer just thumbnail images before 2013. Getty Images has been also lobbying the regulators in Europe and the United States.
Getty Images said in a statement that, “We are pleased to announce that after working cooperatively with Google over the past months, our concerns are being recognized and we have withdrawn our complaint.”