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Google makes changes to image search, removes 'view image' button

A week after Google and Getty Images entered into a multi year global licensing partnership, Google has removed the 'view image' button from its image search platform. Instead, the new options that appear next to

Another Tweet from the same account says, "Ultimately, Google Images is a way for people to discover information in cases where browsing images is a better experience than text. Having a single button that takes people to actionable information about the image is good for users, web publishers and copyright holders." The Twitter account also acknowledged that "these changes came about in part due to our settlement with Getty Images this week. They are designed to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns, both stakeholders we value."

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