Yahoo! Image Search and Video Search today gets a mahor overhaul to deliver a more visually rich, timely experience, supported by quality content through the power of the HTML5, Getty Images and some enhancements to multimedia search experiences.
You can now discover more of the high quality photos on Yahoo! Image Search from the collection of more than 20,000 new Getty Images added every day by Getty Images' award-winning network of photographers. "And these are not just any photos, they are the crème-de-la-crème," Yahoo said.
In addition to getting Getty images, Yahoo! also introducing some new features to help people take a closer look at the images and videos they want. You'll find full-screen viewing, a thumbnail view, new filters for high quality images and the "latest" photos, a redesigned video search results page, and much more.
- Search While You Watch option lets you search for a video without going back to the search results page. For users who want to look at interesting video search topics, "clearing of the search query on the full image page now shows recommended & trending topics to provide them with an experience of continuous discovery," Yahgoo said.
- Full Screen Viewing option and cross-device support are added to help you discover the content you are looking for more easily.
- High Quality Badge & Latest Filter - Two new "prominent filters" added on the left rail help finding the highest quality and most recent images.
"For images, the HQ badge identifies photos with at least 2 megapixels and a 1024 x 768 aspect ratio. For Yahoo! HQ videos, we use adaptive streaming technology to optimize your viewing experience by continuously adjusting the quality of the streamed Yahoo! hosted video to match the capabilities of your network and device," Yahoo explains.
- New Video Search results page introduces continuous scroll, and each video equally sized, then becoming larger and playing the preview when you hover over it.
- Thumbnail Viewing Experience -Users can now get a fantastic thumbnail viewing experience of images and videos. The new search results page sports a neatly tiled look, with each image and video squarely sized, then becoming larger when you hover over it.
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