Internet users in an uproar after Google removes 'View Image' button from search results to make it more difficult to save photos without permission

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Google has made a big change to how its search results appear and internet users are enraged.

The tech giant announced on Thursday that it will no longer show a 'view image' option in its image search results.

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The button used to appear when users clicked on a picture and would let them view just the image, instead of having to visit the website hosting the image.

Google said the change came about as a result of a settlement it reached with Getty Images, which sells photographers work.

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The deal also included provisions that require Google to show additional copyright information and improve attribution of Getty images.

In place of the 'view image' button, users can still click to through the website by selecting the 'visit' button.

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It's great news for photographers and websites who have complained that the 'view image' feature has encouraged users' to steal their work without credit.

Getty made similar complaints, arguing that the feature made it easy for people to find Getty Images photos and steal them without getting appropriate permission first.

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But it's bound to annoy users who will now have to click through to the website and find the photo they want to use.

What's more, some websites disable right-clicking, which could make it particularly difficult for users to obtain a specific photo, the Verge noted.

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Google said in tweet that the changes were designed to address both parties.

'They are designed to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns,...
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