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Google gets a new image search on Android and iPhone

If you used Google to search for images on an iPhone or Android before this week, you know the experience was a bit lacking. Fortunately, Google has revamped its mobile image search, doing away with that one-image-at-a-time, no-pinch-to-zoom nonsense. The new image results page uses square thumbnails to maximize the number of images on screen. It's about time, Google! The new viewer mode for in...

PicLens for Firefox and IE

Last year we introduced PicLens as a plug-in for Safari that allowed you to view full screen slideshows of photo galleries and images in a slick interface that nicely integrated with the browsing experience. Since then, support for both Firefox and IE browsers on both Windows and Mac have been added allowing the rest of the world to give this plug-in a try. For those who haven't heard of it, PicLe...

Google News launches Images Version

Google has rolled out a new "Images Version" view or Google News. There are buttons on the left side of the page for "Standard Version," "Text Version," and "Images Version." Click on images, and you'll see photos from the day's top stories. If you conduct a search, you'll get images for the top search results. When you scroll your mouse over each image, a synopsis of the story will appear on the ...

Google Image Ripper: we don't need no stinkin' thumbnails

Google Image Ripper is a nifty little Google hack that lets you search for Google Images without surfing through an endless sea of thumbnails. All you have to do is enter a search term, an image size (icon, small, medium, large, xlarge, or xxlarge), and hit the rip button. The program searches for images that meet your specifications, and loads all the images onto one screen. Of course, if you'...

Google adds search to Picasa Web Albums

Google has gone and added three major updates to Picasa Web Albums. First, any photos you upload to a blog using Blogger will automatically be added to your personal web album. This sort of integration makes a lot of sense, making it much easier to search for and find photos you've previously used on your blog. Of course, Google could have just included an image search feature in the "search thi...

Google Images restores old design

A few weeks ago Google went and changed its design for Google images by cleaning up all that annoying extra data on the screen that you don't need, like the image size and the website where it's located. You could still see that information, but only by scrolling your mouse over the image. Generally, this made Google Images much less useful. If there are multiple versions of the same image avail...

Bringin' old-school back to Google Images

Sick of the new "better" Google Image search yet? Recent needless-meddling improvements have irritated some users of Google's Image system. Here's a note for Google's UI team: If you're thinking about "fixing" something else this week, maybe you should wander to the cafeteria for some free fois gras instead. Fret not disenfranchised Google user, there's a solution. Better still, it's easier tha...

Google dumbs down Images results

My friend Ty pointed out to me today that Google has changed the interface of Google Images, and not necessarily for the better. While the old results display for Google Images searches showed a thumbnail of each image along with the host's domain name, the image's dimensions, and a short description (taken from the image's context on the site). Now Google Images only shows the short description ...

Google Image Labeler: A hive-mind "game" from Google

Want to help Google beef up its images index? Want to kind of have some fun in the process? Google Image Labeler is a new pseudo-game from Google designed to add meaningful keywords to the millions of images in its index while keeping you kind of entertained. It works like this: When you start the game you're assigned a random partner. Then you and your partner are shown the same random image, fo...

Imagery: An alternate interface for Google Images

Google Images' interface is a lot like most of Google's products: It doesn't stick a lot of options in your face and it stays out of your way. That's a good thing, but once in awhile you want something a little more robust, and that's what Imagery is for. Created last year by Eliazar Cardenas, Imagery is a slick front-end for Google Images that adds a pile of features. Search results are display...