Google Images Just Got A Whole Lot More Slick

Google has just announced that it has given its Images service an overhaul. Placing an emphasis on speed, metadata and slick looks, image previews will now appear in an inline panel to make it easier to browse large previews.

That means that metadata will appear right next to images — handy if you're looking for a particular size of image, say — and the pics themselves will be navigable with keyboard shortcuts. No more going back and forth between pages to see larger images: instead, tapping cursor buttons will let you see them from the search page. A saviour for image editors and porn lovers alike.

The new UI is being rolled out to users over the next few days, so expect to see it soon. [Google]


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    It popped up for me a few hours ago. I thought I'd stumbled into someone's photo album. But then it just kept happening.

    Is it only on PCs for now and not Macs? I saw it on my girlfriends computer at work on tuesday and thought it must have been a PC only thing.

    Doesn't look any different to me at work - Firefox on XP

      The new UI is being rolled out to users over the next few days, so expect to see it soon.

      Still the same for me in Chrome but I daresay it's on its way - looks to be an interesting change.

    Unrelated, but I want them to start showing the length of a YouTube vid when it's embedded into a page without having to start it to check it out. Handy for choosing what YouTube vids to watch when on a low-cap internet plan, or at work where they monitor your data usage. 2mins, fine. 10mins, not so much, but the movie's already 1/2 downloaded.

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