Google has removed the “View Image” button from its Image Search results that had allowed anybody to rapidly download the original image record while bypassing the host website page. This is a stage Google is taking to help secure picture takers’ copyrights.
The “view picture” option has long frustrated picture takers and publishers who say their work is stolen when individuals download photographs through Google’s internet searcher. The change comes as a major aspect of a settlement with Getty Images that plans to enhance attribution for their donors, Google said. he search engine also removed its “hunt by picture” button, however users can still reverse image search by dragging images to the Google search bar.
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 webpages they’re on. pic.twitter.com/n76KUj4ioD
— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) 15 February 2018
Cool, so Google got rid of the view image button on Google search. LITERALLY THE ONLY THING I EVER USE . THANKS GOOGLE
— Ali H 🔥 (@The_AliH) 16 February 2018
Dear @Google, please give us back View Image on image results. Some websites are littered in ads or other stuff, we’d rather avoid them. Sincerely, everyone 😔
— Martyn Littlewood (@InTheLittleWood) 16 February 2018
— Matt Moylan (@LilFormers) 16 February 2018