Grow some balls Google.
Response should have been "Getty, implement robots.txt to stop us from indexing your pictures or we'll simply remove you from Google altogether".
This should be good for Google's competitors, Google's better features are slowly being whittled away.
Click on image thumbnail -> Right click on image -> View image
Google used to be good. Shame what's happening to them now.
What a joke. One media company tells google what to do? Why didn't google just offer not to show anything from Getty Images, at all?
I use image search all the time. And I DO expect to be able to view any image I want. And save it, too.
There has to be some work-around in the making, because this is bullshit.
When does the chrome extension release to add this functionality back in?
Anger at Google?? It was Getty complaining to the European Commission that necessitated this change.
Really this is only going to effect people who are less "tech savvy" than others. You can do the same thing with a right click and view image. Sure it's an extra click for everyone but it isn't "gone" entirely. Yet.
This is easy to do when Google owns over 60% market share.
No matter what, you can always retrieve media in Firefox using 'page info'. Even if the media has no URL on the server.
They should just stick to watermarking... most fool proof method out of all.