Google search engine has recently made it more difficult for their customers to save pictures from its image search product. The reason for this big change is because of the peace deal Google search image made with library Getty images. In mid-2017 Library Getty Images claimed that the Commission in European areas was anti-competitive practice when it came to the Google image search engines.
Due to all the complaints made by the Library Getty Images Google decided to completely remove some of its features. There is no view image button when searching a specific image on Google search engine. Some online critics believe that Google simply removing the view photo button is just a step backwards. Although, Library Getty Images is saying Google is taking action, and this is a significant milestone for both companies.
Google Search Removes View Image Button
Library Getty Images is a business that sells the work of people who take photographs professionally. They then sell their work to newspapers, broadcasters, and illustrators. The complaints came to no surprise to Google search engine because the view image button has always been apart of Google images. Library Getty Images says millions of people online would search for pictures by the Getty Images pictures. They then take them right from under their noses. The imaging business Getty Images says this was a way of stealing our images without the proper licenses. Also, without permission and for this reason is why we had to complain to Google.
The views image button gave everyone the opportunity to open up whatever picture of their choosing into a web browser and downloading the picture for free. People worldwide could take any image by anyone and make it their own. After all the complaints Google search engine agreed with Library Getty Images that the view button would no longer be available for anyone using their online search engine.