Sunday, March 30, 2008

Use the Image Viewer Interface

When you do a normal Google search and then click a search result, you're sent to a web page. That's not how Google Image Search works. Instead, you're sent to an image viewer that gives you more information about the image and takes some actions on the image, as this task shows.

1. Click a Search Result

When you see an image that you want more information about or that you want to use, click the image thumbnail on the search results page.

2. Get Information About the Image

At the top of the page that appears, you find information about the image. You see a thumbnail of the image, the size of the image in pixels and kilobytes, and the URL of the web page on which the image is found. There also might be copyright information about the image. (For more information about images and copyright, see About Images and Copyright Law.

3. View the Image on Its Original Page

The bottom half of the page shows the image on the page on which it was found by Google. If you want more information about the image, it's a good idea to read through the page.

4. See the Full-Size Image

Click the See full-size image link located at the top of the image page to launch the image in its original size in a browser window.

5. Save the Image to Disk

To save the image to your computer's hard disk, right-click the image on its source web page or in the full-size browser window. From the context menu that appears, select Save Picture As. Then select the folder to which you want to save the picture and click Save to save it.

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