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How to get back 'exact size' search filter on Google Images and other missing parameters

A couple of days ago, users noticed that Google Images had gotten rid of a few very useful search parameters. Whether the change is related to the new Images interface with the dark side panel or it was just a timing coincidence, we don't know for sure, but that doesn't matter when you go looking for the "exact size" or "larger than" search options and don't find them. In this post, we'll look at the different parameters that have been removed and how you can replicate their functionality in various ways.

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Bring back the old Google Images layout with this browser extension for Chrome and Firefox

Google Images recently tweaked how its results were displayed, replacing the old in-list expanding layout for viewing a given image with a new pop-out sidebar. If accommodating this change is too much for you to bear, there is a way to revert to the old layout, via an open source "Google Images Restored" extension/add-on for Chrome and Firefox.

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[Update: Rolling out] Google Images experiments with dark, right-sided preview panel

Google wouldn't be Google if it didn't have a bazillion A/B tests running at the same time. This is the case for its Android apps, but of course, also for its web services. Google Images, in particular, appears to receive slightly tweaked layouts for results every once in a while. Now, a bigger change is on the horizon, as we've seen first reports of a new results page with a dark background for previews and responsive design.

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Google 'Swipe to Visit' uses AMP to bring quick-loading pages to mobile image search

When you're browsing Google Images on your phone, visiting the site a particular image came from feels just a little clunky. Tap the link, and you're taken to a separate screen where the page loads. Google's set on making the process more seamless with its new Swipe to Visit gesture.

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You can now share GIFs from Google Images directly through Android's share menu

GIFs are always fun to mess around with, though forwarding one can sometimes prove more difficult than sending an equivalent image. To address this, Google has just implemented a new "Share GIFs" section in Google Images that makes sharing our favorite clips a bit easier.

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Lens is now available on Google Images for mobile devices

Last month, Google announced a pile of changes to both Search and Google Images, including coming Lens integration. The feature would allow interested parties to interact with media in Google Images to learn more about its content, via the magic of AI. If you've used Lens on your phone before, this is pretty similar, but applied to content in Google Images. According to a blog post today and our own confirmation, the feature is now rolling out.

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[Update: More tests] Google Images testing new mobile-style UI for the web

Google doesn't often revise its interface for image searches, though it did tweak the mobile UI a bit in October of last year. The web version is now getting a similar treatment, complete with a new look for the gallery and a new image viewer.

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