Skip to main content

Google Images finds a Better way to surf the visual web

Google Images finds a Better way to surf the visual web
When you think or search for “information” what most probably comes to your mind are a series of boring words and numbers. Google is very good when it comes to organizing and categorizing these types of information. But unfortunately not everything can be expressed by words. For instance, can anyone really explain how does it feel to be in the middle of a hurricane or a sand storm?

This is primarily why Google images was built in 2001. The best answer for many searches wasn't text, but an image or a series of images. In 2001, Google indexed around 250 million images. And by 2005, over 1 billion images had been indexed. Today in the year 2010, Google has nearly indexed 10 billion images.

Although there are a large quantity of images, there also needs to be quality. Hence Google has worked hard to make it even faster and easier for you to find precisely the right images. Google images contains pretty much any type of image, be it clip art, line drawings, faces or even colors.

Since 2001, the quantity, quality as well as variety of images have immensely increased. So much so that images have become one of the most popular type of content that people search for. Thus to cope up with this demand in the next few days Google will be updating their Google image search. This update will be brought out in order to cope up with the scope and beauty of this fast-growing visual web world.

Here are some interesting facts about these new updates and refreshed designs of Google images:

  • Dense tiled layout :It is designed to make it much easier to look at lots of images all at once. In other words, this application lets you find what you’re really looking for.
  • Instant scrolling between pages without letting you get lost in the images:This application allows you to view almost a 100 images in one scrolling page. Furthermore, there will be small page numbers which will prevent you from getting lost.
  • Larger thumbnail previews: In other words these pages will be designed for modern as well as high-res screens.
  • A hover pane: This is a brilliant application for when the cursor is taken over a particular image , it not only gives you a preview but it also tells you a little more about the images.
  • New landing page: In this application, when you click on an image you will be taken to a new landing page. On this page you will have a larger view of the image in context and if you click anywhere outside the image, you will land up right in the original page where you can learn more about its source as well as context.
These updates will be launched in the next few days. So get ready to hold on to your seats to experience an image search like no other. Thus Google images continues to evolve and grow.