Bing has updated its image search a couple of days earlier with a new look and some tweaks to its search and discovery features.
The first thing you can notice, aside from the fact that it is really cute, and is the tight tile-based layout that Pinterest often gets credited for making popular in the past year or so. Both Flickr and Yahoo have recently rolled out similar layouts — Yahoo, in fact, rolled out a very similar look and feel just yesterday.
Image search on Bing has also been updated to the minimalist user interface that Bing.com launched in early May2012 . There are also bigger thumbnails and a “magnifying glass” tool that pops up above each image with information.
On the feature side, Bing is touting the filter bar at the top of the image results that lets users drill-down to images based on size, color and other options. There are also related topics and trending image searches to the right and search suggestions up above.
Of interest, too, is that Bing says image search makes up about seven percent of all Bing queries.