Bing image search, which makes up 7% of all Bing searches today gets a refresh look, which now comes with larger thumbnails and endless stream of big pictures from across the web. In a blog post, Jon Noronha, Program Manager of the Bing Multimedia team, announced the roll out of a redesigned Bing Image Search.
"When you're making a presentation or hunting for clipart, finding just the right picture can feel overwhelming. There are so many options out there, and nobody wants to click on each one to see more. That's why we made it easier than ever to find the right image," posted Noronha.
Here is what is new in Bing Image Search:
Bigger thumbnails - Microsoft says, they've made its image search results "much larger" so to help find exactly what you want with fewer clicks. "We trimmed out all our empty whitespace and filled it with pictures to make image search more visual," said Noronha.
Magnifying glass - Now, when you hover on an image, you'll immediately get a blown up preview that follows your mouse around. "You can hold up this "magnifying glass" to any picture and see its size, title, and where it comes from. It's smooth, fluid, and a little bit addictive," Noronha explains.
Filter bar - bing made it easier to advanced search tools -- Now, along the top, you can find filters for searching by size, color, type, layout, and faces.
Search suggestions - To find exactly what you are looking, Bing now suggest refinements as you type, that make a search query more specific and helps in finding faster. "We completely revamped these related searches to make them higher quality and more relevant for everyday tasks," Noronha posted.
Recommendations: The right side of the new Image search page is devoted to discovering new things -- Now, when you search for celebrities etc., Bing recommend similar people to check out, movies they've been in, etc.
See what's hot - Bing has also brought "popular trending" searches feature to the image results page, where you can discover what other Bing users are looking for.