Bing has announced a major update to its image search which will be rolled out in the coming weeks. These updates include touch-friendly search result pages designed to adapt to a user’s screen resolution and screen size. The new user experience is touch friendly and extensible enough to support the direction Bing is heading to.
As per the announcement, image results will expand to the full width of a user’s screen. It will also include exploration suggestions placed per a user’s screen resolution. Bing has also promised that the images will be displayed in higher fidelity and are less likely to be altered or cropped.
One of the new image search features is a “mini-header” which slides as a user scrolls through images. According to Bing, the mini-header only takes 10 % of the screen space so that users are not distracted from the image search experience and still have the option of refining or changing the search query.
Exploration suggestions will now show up dynamically, rather than by default on the first page. Bing said that it will place the right content in the right place intelligently according to the user’s query, the device as well as the screen resolution.
Users can swipe through inline carousels as well as first select an image and then swipe to see more on Windows 8 computers and iPads. These improvements will soon be available in Kindle and Android tablets.
These improvements will give users more relevant and rich content, while offering an amazing image search experience regardless of the device or resolution the user is on.
Bing said that the new image search enhancements will be rolling out in stages to tablets and desktop browsers over the coming weeks.Bing Redesigns its Image Search to be More Touch Friendly!,