Google has announced a nice tweak to the way it displays images in its main search display. Analysing your search query for “High image intent”, it will now know when you’re searching for images and display a larger grid of images in the results without you having to head into the Image Search section.
Additionally, taking inspiration from last year’s revamp of Google Image Search, the row of image results at the top of many results pages will now display in a tile format, with a nice ‘pop-out’ effect when you hover over them.
These may just be small adjustments, but they make image searching from the search box in browsers that little more convenient, as there’s no need to jump into the Images tab. It’s useful too – I searched for “pictures of duscks” and got exactly what I wanted right away, as you can see below.
The new approach to image searches is now live at google.com for English language searches, and Google says it will be rolled out globally over the coming month.