Bring Back Google Image's 'View Image' Button With Startpage 

If you're a frequent user of Google's Image search, then you probably noticed that the company recently removed the 'View Image" button from search results.

The button would allow you to look at a full-size version of a photo without having to visit the page where it's published. For instance, you might be able to look at the big picture of a laptop I posted above without ever seeing this post that it's attached to.

It was useful if you wanted to snag a picture to use for something like your desktop background or the top of a Facebook event, but it also caused a good deal of copyright infringement, leading Google to remove the option thanks to a new deal it made with Getty Images.

If you were a frequent user of the feature, you can still get a similar experience through another search engine: Startpage.

The browser is focused on privacy and provides Google's search results but with no targeted ads and more privacy. Also, as Ghacks notes, it still has a "View Image" button that can be used exactly how the old one was on Google proper.

If you're one of the many missing the feature, then it's definitely worth a look.


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