On Wednesday, search engine giant Google has announced that it is revamping its image search in order to make it snappier and more reliable. After the overhauling, visitors can see images and the meta data both simultaneously while searching for graphics, illustrations and photos.
According to the official blog post, Google Images Associate Product Manager Hongyi Li claims that "Based on feedback from both users and webmasters, we redesigned Google Images to provide a better search experience. In the next few days, you'll see image results displayed in an inline panel so it's faster, more beautiful, and more reliable."
Here are some of the changes explained by Li:
* We now display detailed information about the image (the metadata) right underneath the image in the search results, instead of redirecting users to a separate landing page.
* We're featuring some key information much more prominently next to the image: the title of the page hosting the image, the domain name it comes from, and the image size.
* The domain name is now clickable, and we also added a new button to visit the page the image is hosted on.
* The source page will no longer load up in an iframe in the background of the image detail view. This speeds up the experience for users, reduces the load on the source website's servers, and improves the accuracy of webmaster metrics such as pageviews.
He also wrote that "You will be able to quickly flip through a set of images by using the keyboard. If you want to go back to browsing other search results, just scroll down and pick up right where you left off."