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Old September 12th, 2019, 06:02 PM
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Problem with Google Images

Using any browser on my PC, until recently, Google Images allowed searches for pix of a minimum file size, like 4mb, or an exact size, like 1500 x 1000. Pick a famous object like the Eiffel Tower, select a minimum or custom size, and you can get it.

Also, if you picked a named person you could filter out pictures that weren't headshots or closeups by selecting face as type.

Also, if you want to see the size of the pic before clicking, there was a tool for that.

All that has gone away. You can pick "any size" or medium or large with no specifics about what that means. Type is restricted to clip art and line drawing. Size no longer appears.

What gives? Why is Google worse than it was before?

Note: lots of apps, sites, and PC software is less than it used to be. I don't understand that phenomenon.
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Old September 13th, 2019, 01:05 AM
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Its called AD $$$$$$ Google getting to be money hungry, was was free no longer is. That is why Larry Page and Sergey have a net worth of more than $100 billion. They are more interested in "AD CLICKS" then giving us those free tools they use to.

Google constantly targets random users with experimental variations to the Search and Image Search interfaces. Sometimes the differences are barely noticeable. Other variations are much more noticeable.

You're probably seeing one of these experiments. You could try clearing cache and cookies but, if that doesn't help, there's nothing you can do but wait until Google thinks you've had enough and releases you from the experiment!
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