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January 26, 2007

Google makes a subtle — but significant — change in how it presents images


Look at the picture above.

What do you see?

The question should be, what don't you see?

Up until this past Wednesday (January 24, 2007), all of the images had their size (in pixels) and website locations included below their descriptions.

Then yesterday, I noticed they didn't — only the description is now present on the page, until you move your cursor over an image, at which time the detailed size/location information appears (below).


At first I wasn't sure if this was a good thing: I mean, you see less information at first glance — but after using the new system for a day and a half I like it lot.

It makes the page much cleaner and easier to take in at a glance.

Once again Google demonstrates why it is great and why Yahoo, Microsoft and the rest are falling further behind every day.

They don't have a clue.

January 26, 2007 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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I find it as annoying as hell; I wish they'd just allow you to turn the option on and off.

Posted by: Harry | Jan 26, 2007 4:04:00 PM

On the other hand, if there are multiple versions of a particular image, and you want particular size (large, small, whatever) you now have to roll over each one to see the size. What I would much rather they do is put a page navigation thingie at the top as well as the bottom, or make it so the one on the bottom doesn't keep moving up and down. It's nice to be able to keep the cursor in one spot and keep clicking until you find what you're looking for.

Posted by: Al Christensen | Jan 26, 2007 2:38:06 PM

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