Google has made a big change to their image search today, they have decided to remove the 'view image' button, making all of our lives just that little bit harder.
The 'view image' button was mostly a quality of life feature, giving access to the fulll resolution of the image without having to visit the website of the user that uploaded it. Now that feature has been removed we are forced into loading the website and visiting it.
To be completely fair, the initial removal makes sense as Google would of been harassed by numerous people asking for this feature to be removed. An example of people would be photographers, publishers or anyone that wanted their image strictly on their website and not stolen.
For those asking, yes, these changes came about in part due to our settlement with Getty Images this week (see also https://t.co/a5uFldOcih). They are designed to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns, both stakeholders we value.— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) February 15, 2018