A new image search design is being rolled out by Google for desktop, and was announced at the 20th anniversary event of the company on Monday.
This new design features a lot of what was launched by Google in March with the new mobile image design changes, such as captions on images, the URL of the image, and new filter bubbles at the top.
As you can see from the above screen shot, the new design of the image search results. Google announced Monday:
Starting this week, we’ll also show more context around images, including captions that show you the title of the webpage where each image is published. This is critical to help you understand the page behind the image. We’ll also suggest related search terms at the top of the page for more guidance. We’ve already introduced this new look on mobile, and now we’re bringing it to desktop where a larger screen is important for complex tasks.
Google also announced that it now has support for Creator and Credit metadata whenever present to images on Google Images. If you want to see this information on Google Images, just can click on the “Image Credits” link to view the metadata fields. Google said they will also add Copyright Notice metadata.
Here is a summary of the changes to image search:
- Image thumbnails now have captions below the images in the search results.
- The URL of the image source is now also listed below the image thumbnail.
- New image-based filters are now added to the top of the search results page.
- The mobile image search design changed the color of the green bubble filters to white bubble filters.
- New Creator and Credit metadata support has been added to image search.