Bing’s Image Search Gets A New Look, Updated Features

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Bing has updated its image search today with a new look and some tweaks to its search and discovery features.

The first thing you’ll notice, aside from the fact that puppies are really cute, is the tight tile-based layout that Pinterest often gets credited for making popular in the past year or so. Both Flickr and Yahoo have recently rolled out similar layouts — Yahoo, in fact, rolled out a very similar look and feel just yesterday.

Image search on Bing has also been updated to the minimalist user interface that Bing.com launched in early May. There are also bigger thumbnails and a “magnifying glass” tool that pops up above each image with information.

On the feature side, Bing is touting the filter bar at the top of the image results that lets users drill-down to images based on size, color and other options. There are also related topics and trending image searches to the right and search suggestions up above.

Of interest, too, is that Bing says image search makes up about seven percent of all Bing queries.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Bing | Microsoft: Bing Image Search | Search Engines: Photo & Image Search | Top News

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  • TomJTaylor
  • http://www.facebook.com/andrewnealjenkins Andrew Jenkins

    All in all it looks good – I did laugh a bit when I saw the people tab that allows users to specify Just Faces or Head & Shoulders. I suppose they’re tapping into our desire to “Google” acquaintances, but still a bit creepy.

  • fjpoblam

    The image search winner is still qrobe.it/images

  • http://twitter.com/manojpallai Manoj Pallai

    Okay, that’s great.

  • http://twitter.com/sanojuniq imuniq

    Really this is grate i like its Layout panel which make it different then Google’s image search.. Keep it up  

  • http://www.BarnesFamily.com/ davebarnes

    Who cares?
    All the stats for my B2B customers show that 99% (yes, 99%) of searches are done on The Google.

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  • Matt McGee

    Dave – then feel free to ignore any article that’s not about Google. No one’s forcing you to read about Bing (or Yahoo or any of the other non-Google articles we publish), right?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3LNPZVIK2C46GNBYPPNRM5AQP4 Patrick

    I do not use Bing regularly, for search, so I perhaps would never have
    known or known after a couple of months, that Bing’s image search has
    been modified or rather updated.

    This is the main reason why I love SearchEngineLand. I read this website
    regularly, to know what’s happening in the internet world.
    SearchEngineLand please do keep up the great work.

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  • http://www.searchenginefreak.com/ Vijayraj Reddy

    This is good move by them… but log way to go to beat Google :)

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  • technologyset

    The first thing you’ll notice, aside from the fact that puppies are really cute, is the tight tile-based layout that Pinterest 
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