popac - 10:55 am on Jan 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google knows exactly what works....
After this move with images they will simple compare data before and after change and with next panda / penguin update (or few updates) they will wipe out and degrade all the sites that have relied on the pictures...except biggest and well known players.
After that, if you searching for some images, you will see watermarked stock photos, original Getty images (thumbs), author works from personal websites and other images which would you need to pay before use.
Maybe I'm wrong but... all moves from search engines (from 2008) tell me I'm right.
Whether someone agrees with me?