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Google removes ‘View Image’ option to avoid stealing of photos

/ 01:20 PM February 16, 2018 Stock Photo

Have you had the habit of taking photos from Google? It looks like it will be a little harder to grab them from the search engine as it has removed the “View Image” option.

The change came into effect on Thursday to “help connect users and useful websites,” according to a series of tweets by Google’s Search Liaison.

Another change made by the search engine is the removal of the “Search by Image” button, but a reverse image search can still be done by dragging it to the search bar, as reported by The Verge.

“Ultimately, Google Images is a way for people to discover information in cases where browsing images is a better experience than text,” the search liaison tweeted. “Having a single button that takes people to actionable information about the image is good for users, web publishers and copyright holders.”

This comes after Google sealed a deal with Getty Images to improve on copyright disclaimers and on the attribution of someone’s work.  Katrina Hallare /ra


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