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Yahoo Gives Image Search A New Look
Yahoo’s Image Search is sporting a fresh look today that presents the image results in a cleaner, more organized fashion.
Do a search and the results page shows all matches in a grid, with each image sized almost uniformly no matter their true dimensions or orientation (horizontal vs. vertical). Each image expands when you hover it.
The new layout also includes a series of tabs across the top of the image results, with choices that may include “Top Images,” “Latest,” “Galleries” and “Facebook.”
In its announcement today, Yahoo says that the “Latest” tab will show when your search involves a trending topics (like “Somalia” in the screenshot above). The “Galleries” tab will show up if Yahoo has a photo gallery from three other Yahoo properties: Yahoo News, Flickr or OMG. The Facebook tab will appear if you’ve connected your Yahoo and Facebook accounts, and “if your search results include matches from your Facebook friends’ name, photo album names or album descriptions.”
The inclusion of Facebook photos in Yahoo Image Search isn’t new; it was launched last year as part of a series of changes to the user experience.
One other new feature is that all Yahoo image results will now be browsable in a slideshow-style interface.
This display was available previously in photo galleries, but now applies to any image search on Yahoo.