Bing’s Image Search Gets A New Look, Updated Features
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.
(Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)
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