Make Google Images Great Again

Make Google Images Great Again

Brings the [View Image] and [Search by Image] buttons back to Google Images search results.

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What is Make Google Images Great Again?

Make Google Images Great Again is a Chrome extension that restores the useful [View Image] and [Search by Image] buttons to Google Images search results. It was created in response to Getty Images removing these buttons due to copyright concerns.

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This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-03-30
By: plugins
Users: 20,000
Rating: 3.49 (87)
Version: 0.2.0 (Last updated: 2018-02-21)
Creation date: 2018-02-21
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 52.18K
URLs: Website
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Summary

After you install this extension, you should see the [View Image] and [Search by Image] buttons in the expanded preview of Google Image search results.

Why doesn't Google Image search have these very useful buttons any more? Because Getty Images was worried that those buttons made it too easy to commit copyright infringement, and Google desperately wanted to be able to continue to include Getty Images in its image search results.

If you notice anything weird or it doesn't work, send an email to mgiga@donnieclapp.com and we'll figure it out.

Note that Google's HTML and javascript on its image search results pages is pretty funky, so this extension definitely has to resort to some methods that are not as robust as I'd like. Take a look at the code and if you have any suggestions on how to be less reliant on their div class names and DOM hierarchy, let me know.

Fork or contribute (pull requests welcome): https://gitlab.com/donnieclapp-OS/make-google-images-great-again

Thanks, and feel free to buy me a beer - paypal.me/donnieclapp


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User reviews
Looks like you have to manually add https://*.google.com/* to the extension's allow-list, then it starts working. Thanks!
by Andrew Rich Andrew Rich, 2022-03-07

doesn't work anymore

Does not work.
by Sod Almighty, 2021-07-08
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Safety
Risk impact

Make Google Images Great Again is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Make Google Images Great Again may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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