Bing Launches Gallery of All Past Homepage Photos
In case you’ve ever wanted to browse an archive of Bing’s homepage images, you can now do so. Microsoft has launched the Bing Homepage Visual Search Gallery.
Whereas with the arrows on the homepage itself, you can view a week’s worth of Bing photos, you can access any of them from this gallery.
"Now you can go back through previous homepage images to see what you’ve missed or revisit old favorites," writes Stephanie Horstmanshof on the Bing Search Blog. "And you can sort by a variety of categories, including all the homepages featuring countries in Europe, or every homepage image from space."
"Click on the image you like, and you’ll be taken to a details page where you can learn more about the subject in the photo and see related images," she adds. "And click ‘ZOOM IN’ for an even larger view!"
Bing’s home page photos are one thing that sets it apart from other search engines. In fact, I know some people that go to Bing daily just to look at the photos, even though they do most of their searching with Google. Google recently added its own photo-homepage option, but it wasn’t quite as well received, and that’s more of a personalization thing.