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Google Adds Quick Search Options To Google Image Search

Google introduced a new feature to Google Search in last month that would allow users to quickly change several important factors of the search without having to configure them in advanced options or using a plugin or add-on to do so. The new features are available by clicking on the options link in the Google search results. They are displayed on the same page in a sidebar like interface and provide quick access to options that allow a user to change the time period of the search results, the type of results, view related searches or display more text in the description of each search result than usual.

This new type of comfortably accessing search options has now been brought to Google Images as well. Users who conduct a search in the Google Image search engine will now be able to click on the same Options link to access and change several important search parameters.

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The options allow a search engine user to specify a certain size for the images that are displayed in the search results, change the type of image (face, photo, clip art or line drawing) or specify a dominant color. All of these options are also available in the advanced image search parameters. The benefit for the search engine user is that these options are now directly accessible.

Update: Google is now displaying some Quick Search options directly on all of the company's search results page. Included in the sidebar are options to search only a particular category, for instance videos, images or shopping, select a time the posts need to have been published in, or use links at the bottom to access related searches and more search tools (which will display additional options like searching a custom location or translating pages).





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    Comments

    1. paulus said on August 1, 2009 at 11:57 pm
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      The parameters only stay in place when you never clean your cookies.

    2. GMJ said on August 2, 2009 at 12:50 am
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      I noticed this new feature right in the middle of an image search last night, as the month changed. I hate it! The new sidebar is cumbersome and contains too many features that I do not immediately need. This is not the way to make an image search user-friendly.

    3. GMJ said on August 2, 2009 at 11:30 am
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      I noticed this new feature right in the middle of an image search last night, as the month changed. I hate it! The new sidebar is cumbersome and contains too many features that I do not immediately need. This is not the way to make an image search user-friendly.
      BTW I love your blog!

    4. John said on August 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm
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      Damn, doesn’t work in Opera

    5. VS Dude said on August 14, 2009 at 5:51 am
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      Doesn’t work in Google Chrome (version 2.0.172.39).
      Works in IE8, works in Firefox 3.5.

      No sites on the net are detailing this issue anywhere. Even Google’s own blog doesn’t mention Chrome’s shortcoming with this new tool.

    6. printer cartridge supplies said on August 15, 2009 at 5:46 pm
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      Yes, this feature is really great. Now, google is really working every feature there is and so far work done is really impressive.

    7. John said on August 20, 2009 at 2:00 am
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      Finally! It’s working in Opera too.

    8. Jim said on March 9, 2010 at 4:30 am
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      Eh…. My initial reaction was I hate it. Went back and tried again. I dunno. I find it easier to find what I’m looking for the old way. This is okay but I’d really be disappointed if I were forced to use it. I’d probably go back to yahoo as a primary search engine after all these years. I just don’t see how this is better.

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