Hello mssfldt - German image results has always been a little different then all other countries. Like when you click a thumb you still see the full original site to the left and google content on the right. About image count that stopped about 2-3 weeks ago no clue why. Rankings of images, hmm I dont see any real difference, but I also dont watch google image germany that much. I do notice sometimes that for the same image the url changes, but the ranking still the same.