People that use Bing for their search engine of choice recently saw an update to the manner in which an image search is performed using the service. Microsoft has done an admirable job making changes to the site since its launch in an effort to coerce more people to use the website for any online search needs. Image searches are a popular type of search and Bing has delivered a number of improvements to its service that include hover-over previews of images, larger thumbnails, search filters and suggestions, and trending searches of popular images.
When a user first chooses the Bing home page he or she will see an Image link in the upper left-hand corner. Clicking that link will take the individual to the Trending Image Searches portion of the Bing Image Searches where the top twenty image searches at the time of the search will be showcased. The search bar will be above the images to allow the user an opportunity to perform a search if the desired option is not already listed.
Once a user performs a search for a particular image on Bing there will be a myriad of options to choose from to better filter your search. People will be able to select Size and choose from the options of All, Small, Medium, Large or Wallpaper. Color filters include All, Black & White, Color Only or you can choose a specific tone. Type filters include All, Photograph, Clipart or Line Drawing. Layout filters include All, Square, Wide or Tall. The People filter gives you the option of All, Just Faces or Head and Shoulders. This feature should make it a quick and easy process for Bing users to narrow down the search and efficiently find the best option for the image search being performed.
There are many more features of this new design to Bing Image Search! Take some time to read the official Bing Search blog piece that was posted Thursday, June 21 entitled “Bing Image Search Updates Roll Out Today”. The piece was written by Jon Noronha, Program Manager of the Bing Multimedia Team and provides a lot of great information to assist you in using the new feature. Happy image hunting!