extension ExtPose

Google Images Restored

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Description from extension meta

Restores Google Images to how it appeared before August 6, 2019

Image from store Google Images Restored
Description from store Because Google keeps changing the back end, this extension may break without notice.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-03-17) Harly Walsh: Oh dear lord thank you.
  • (2022-03-05) ultra coolboy: EDIT: 1/12/2020 Still not working anymore it was working a few weeks ago but yea it was fun while it lasted can I say how much I hate google messing up this extension cuz yea it just sucks. | it's not working anymore please fix >.< EDIT 2/2/2020 after the newest update it works EDIT 3/5/2022 I installed this into my Opera GX browser and for some reason it is not working, still was working for me on chrome tho EDIT 3/5/2022 (again) did some messing around and now it's working, make sure you go into the extension settings and toggle acess on and off for it to work
  • (2022-02-07) Pavel Strnad: Super. Thx.
  • (2022-02-02) Kyle S: Love it, but seems to have an issue with not working in related images. If you open up any image and click the view more option on the related images, this extension doesn't work for the related images search page.
  • (2022-01-19) vicky anand: brilliant. thanks to the dev.
  • (2021-12-20) John Noble: It doesn't appear to make anything change and there are no instructions or settings to take a look at.
  • (2021-12-08) C F: great extension I've used it for the last couple of years only issue right now is some images resolutions are not rendering completely and end up looking lower quality than they are, however when disabling the extension and using the current native image interface the problem goes away I've checked this against the exact same image. I'm not sure if you can fix this but I thought id let you know. Still a usable extension though thanks.
  • (2021-11-11) Deadpoolryconn: Good extension but it only seems to work properly on the first half of the Google image page. After that when you click to view an image it opens to a version that is smaller to the one you are trying to view. It can be very inconvenient but otherwise it works fine.
  • (2021-11-07) Darth Bombad: Works great! I'm so glad to be rid of Google's horrid "new" layout. I honestly can't image search without it. There is however one small problem with their last update. The Little refining categories at the top of the page. https://i.imgur.com/HCr783p.gif Are gone whenever this extension is enabled. https://i.imgur.com/OPCnijw.jpg They're actually quite useful. And i'd love for them to make a return.
  • (2021-11-03) Andrey Antykov: Still the most useful extension! Thank you!
  • (2021-09-17) 계아: 정말 좋은 확장프로그램입니다. 한국어가 없다는 것빼고는 다른 건 다 장점입니다.
  • (2021-09-13) m i n g y u: It works thank you!
  • (2021-09-06) Athrish Panthati: I am using this extension & love it. But I request the developer to solve my problem pls. In the image search results, when we click on a random image for preview, webpage hard scrolls up/down so that it can show the preview at center of the screen. In my opinion, this behavior is not much different from current google images, because it also makes images jump all over the place just to show a preview. My request is that, Instead of automatic hard scrolling, webpage should just show the preview below the clicked image. There is no problem if some part of preview is out of screen. We can manually scroll up/down. I remember this is how old google images used to work. Pls bring it back. Thanks.
  • (2021-08-30) Julie Wilkins: First off, I was so happy when I found this extension, makes things much easier. But it doesn't seem to be working anymore. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing multiple times and it hasn't helped. Is anyone else having this issue?
  • (2021-08-06) Sean Malone: This is working as of Aug 5, 2021. Thank you!
  • (2021-08-01) Judy Johnson: This one works as of July 31, 2021. Thanks to the dev for ensuring this continues to work. And a sarcastic thanks to google for bowing down to Getty images.
  • (2021-07-31) R P: July 30, 2021: THIS EXTENSION IS AWESOME!!! I believe Google made a recent change (last 30 days?) in Images as the previous extension I had no longer allowed "View Image". I uninstalled, reinstalled that extension and it still failed. Ran across this one, installed and WOW - it works better than the extension I was using. GREAT JOB. Kudos.
  • (2021-06-25) Mike En: Great plugin... Thank you Rene Ae for your efforts and maintaining this... cheers...
  • (2021-06-22) nic scott: Works when you navigate to www.google.com and search from there. Does not work at all when you use any other method to access google search, including searching from the address bar in chrome. Seems like a weird oversight, but it completely kills the usefulness of the extension
  • (2021-06-18) Rank of Master: It works! Tested on chrome, brave and firefox! Can you also add the option to save images in the collection? It would be perfect with it! Thank you and congratulations for the job!
  • (2021-06-16) Tom Leamon: Excellent. This makes Google images much more usable.
  • (2021-05-31) Sara Tilley: I don't hate it, I love it, but it has stopped working (May 2021). Have reinstalled a few times. Any advice?
  • (2021-05-23) oliver zinser: best extension iv ever downloaded saw this in google forums about why google put images in a side panel (just why google?) i tried it and works so perfectly love it
  • (2021-05-20) Ennouaman chakir: Absolutely essential!
  • (2021-04-29) Ishtiaqe: WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!!
  • (2021-04-17) JOSHUA JULIUS WOLF: So so happy with this. Love how with the "new and improved" google photos when I click on a thumbnail, I get, tada! The same thumbnail. So infuriating. Thank you so much for fixing this ludicrous change to Google images.
  • (2021-04-08) oposoum: Since a couple of days some things has changed. When I was looking for a visual in images, I could see the image size of all the images, but now I have to move the cursor over the image to see the image size. Not a big deal but it cost me time to move the cursor over each image to see its size. But the most important was the change of the option "Search google for image" which I use a lot. When I do this the results are displayed, but I can't no more to see the file size, so I have to open every image to find the file size that fits for me.
  • (2021-01-18) Sillysack Bottowski: Works perfectly as of januray 18, 2021. Definitely not a bot..
  • (2021-01-15) Sean Sprague: Hi! Thanks so much for this. It's really so much better than what is being offered. However I noticed something changed recently. As I cycle through thumbnail images using arrows on keyboard and go progressively through the search images, now the extension window/expanded image does not track with where I am on the browser window. IE The extension window gets pushed further and further out of view down the page and out of view as the page seems not to recognize the position of which images i'm clicking through. I can scroll the page down to view the extension/ expanded image, but as soon as click the arrow key forward it returns me to the top of the thumbnail page with the extension once again out of view. I'm using this on latest version of google chrome browser on mac os.
  • (2020-12-29) Jad OS: Fantastic.
  • (2020-12-12) Andrew Smart: Love this extension, but there's a limit to how many photos I can move through set to 24, only a minor inconvenience but why does it do this?
  • (2020-12-05) Hatsune Miku: Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Why did google change the type of google images?
  • (2020-12-02) I Give Up: Genius. Thank you!!!!!
  • (2020-11-27) Fatih: IT SOLVES THE NEW UI PROBLEM
  • (2020-11-13) Remi Sidhu: AMAZING
  • (2020-10-29) kond: Works as intended!!
  • (2020-10-28) Windrush80: First impression is works well. best alternative to the other popular one. Because of the inconsistency of the other, i tried this . Works. so will stick with this for the foreseeable future. . hope the dev has some integrity and protects his/her/their user base. Potential use : collage art, photomanipulations, design references and clip art searches. The google image can be collected fast with a right click save-as. basically a productivity tool for various artists . Often high resolution images are desired. When the image search went away, it forced you to go into a website to look for said image. Often a vain pursuit . This extension reduces time spent looking for that higher res image, so you can start editing or whatever.
  • (2020-10-20) Кирилл Фролов: the Descriptions of images are missing, can you please find out what's wrong?
  • (2020-10-07) Cache Manager: So thankful this exists, google ruined their image search making pictures awkwardly appear to the right. Thanks Rene Ae!
  • (2020-09-29) Dario Cavegn: Simply brilliant. "Unfixes" what didn't need to be fixed in the first place.
  • (2020-09-20) John Viverito: Works. Their is a delay whenever an image is clicked. It is only a second or two but in this environment it feels like forever. I confirmed (on my machine anyways) by turning on and off. New google images is IMMEDIATE in response. This has an unfortunate delay.
  • (2020-09-08) Gary Talbott: Google screwed up their image search preview making it way to small. This extension effectively fixes it so the preview is big enough to clearly see.
  • (2020-09-07) R. Hellsing: Thank you for this extension, the new one is burning my eyes
  • (2020-09-06) Carlos Alberto: Muito bom, bem melhor que o modo atual. Uma pena que saiu a etiqueta de Coleções eu usava bastante.
  • (2020-09-05) Alex: Please add collections support.
  • (2020-09-04) Andrew Delenhovskiy: Не обновлюється, 99% часу не працює правильно, або не працює взагалі, розробник не реагує на заклики виправити помилки.. не рекомендую.
  • (2020-09-03) Hou: Been using it for a while, it actually works, couldn't ask more.
  • (2020-09-03) Galih Priambodo: Great now I can download those HQ images that were used to be in thumbnails only
  • (2020-09-02) Drifting Fox: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I can't BELIEVE Google has not reverted this back. Hands down it is the dumbest, WORST mistake in the history of Google. You, kind person, have brought us back to calm logic and sanity.
  • (2020-08-25) Vanessa: Fixes a problem Google refuses to believe it created. Wish I could find some Ad Manager fixes, because they screwed that up too!! Extension works and restores the preview to UNDER the selection not on the right awkwardly. Google - get it together!


30,000 history
4.7 (395 votes)
Last update / version
2021-11-18 / 0.4.4
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