Yesterday Google made an improvement to their image search. I checked it out and it’s much better than the old one. I have some suggestions to make it even better.
So here is what they did. In the old image search when you clicked on an image it opened a large version of the image in a new page.
[ Weird Santa = old version]
Now when you click on an image a rectangle like thing appears (which has nothing to do with itunes) and it has some info about the picture accompanied by some actions like “view site” and “view original image”
Here we go.
Let’s search for Dogs
Let’s click on the dog that is looking at me.
A larger version of dog appears. It seems that it’s not looking at me, actually it’s sad..thanks Google.
You can now also browse to see more dogs (some happy, some sad) by clicking on the right and left arrows on your keyboard which is really great.
Currently there are 2 actions:
- View page
- View original image
Let’s get back to basics; (valid semicolumn) why am I searching for an image..well, I want a dog image to put it on in my Powerpoint slide.
I suggest we add 2 actions to make easier for me to grab the image and put in my slides.
They are the Download and Copy actions which are usually the actions users do after viewing and liking an image.
On my laptop screen I can see like 18 to 20 dogs without scrolling. On average O have to scroll down 10 pages at-least to find what I’m looking for, which means I have to view like 200 images before deciding. If I can view more images in the same row it would be great. So I thought of adding a Slider.
The slider will allow me to view more images in the same row. This is how it will look like when the slider is at maximum..Check it out!
Here are the 200 images all which are above the fold (what you see without scrolling), to me this would be just perfect.
Well, you may say it looks bad and I agree. it does! But believe me people don’t care much about how things looks, they just care about finding what they are looking for fast. Just ask craigslist and yahoo.
Other people may actually want to view less images per row, they can just bring the slider to the minimum.
This is it.