A while back Google removed the “View Image” button from the photos they display on Google Images due to some kind of deal they made with Getty Images.
I don’t know about you but I really liked being able to view an image directly from Google’s own server instead of having to visit the original website just to check it out.
Why is this is important? Because it’s easy to download malware to your computer simply by visiting an untrusted website, even if it’s just to display an image that’s contained on one of the site’s pages.
Well, apparently lots of other folks really miss the “View Image” button as well because there’s now a fantastic browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that restores the missing button.
The extension is called “View Image” and it works like a champ. If you’d like to give it a try just follow the steps below that match your preferred web browser. [Read more…]