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. Google removed this functionality as a concession in their negotiations with Getty Images.

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What is Make Google Images Great Again?

'Make Google Images Great Again' is a Firefox extension that brings the [View Image] and [Search by Image] buttons back to Google Images search results. The useful functionality was removed by Google due to copyright concerns from Getty Images. After installing this add-on, users can easily view images and search by image directly from the expanded previews in the search results. For any issues or suggestions, users can connect with the developer via email or through the GitHub page.

Stats date:
By: dhc02
Users: 811 ▼ -4
Rating: 3.24 (45)
Version: 0.2.0 (Last updated: 2018-02-21)
Creation date: 2018-02-17
Weekly download count: 12
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
Size: 53.24K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

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 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):

Thanks, and feel free to buy me a beer -

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  • Makes Google Images useful on a laptop or desktop
  • Great reminder of what Google Images used to be
  • Working as of 1/28/2019
  • Does not work for the latest version of Firefox
  • Does not put the view image or search by image buttons back
  • No longer functioning
  • Doesn't work at all
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work
  • Google Images
  • Not work
  • Addon
  • View Image
  • Search by Image
  • Firefox
  • Google
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Risk impact

Make Google Images Great Again is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Make Google Images Great Again if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Make Google Images Great Again has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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