zeus - 10:05 pm on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Now google has copied Bing again, you will get a ton of images on first page, just thumb images shown, when you hover over image it gets a little bigger, with source URL, when clicked you see a larger version of images and in background faded the page from source url.
Im not sure a webmaster gets any impressions counted for when done this way and most image sites have large bandwidth to pay for and when they dont get any impressions with the new Google images, its just like hotlinking.
Google will then be blocked by many sites...
Now im not sure if impressions are counted but it will be a BIG blow for many webmasters who count on images searches on Google.
Personally I will give them a week, if I see less impressions counted for banners, I will block google image.