google image search actively keeps people from just sharing the direct link to the image file and that's really worrying
@noiob if they allowed you to share the image file, they wouldn't be able to require people to log in to see a content. It's a "growth" and data hoarding strategy, where you're constantly invited to sign contacts allowing them to do whatever they want with the data they already collected about you before having your "consent" to do so.
@noiob if I recall it correctly, Google removed "View Image" after a lawsuit from Getty Images. The "View Image" did contain a direct link to the image and that, for some reason, was a problem - maybe people were using and redistributing their stock photos without a license from the link Google provided, instead of being greeted with a paywall.
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