Here's How To Get The Old Google Images Back

18 April 2018, 17:01

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Google Images. Picture: Google

By Josh Lee

Google Images made a small but irritating change last week.

Google Images has made it harder to save searched images, but luckily there's a quick fix that'll have things back to normal in no time.

What's changed?

Avid users of Google Images may have noticed a small tweak to Google Images' functions. Prior to last Thurssday, users were able to click the "view image" button on any image result and get taken to a high-res version of the image to save. But after a complaint from Getty Images, Google removed the button. Now users have to click "visit source" to find the highest-res version available.

How to fix it

Luckily for you (and unluckily for Getty), some clever sod has developed a plug in that will bring back your "view image" button and have you saving images with ease. Simply download the "view image" Chrome add-on and you'll have your trusty "view image" button back. Easy!

Please remember to make sure you're aware of an image's copyright before you save it, though.