There’s all kinds of research that shows that images up reader engagement on Facebook, so of course, Google+ wants a piece of that pie.
Introducing the +1 button for images.
Start out by searching a word in the images tab. I searched “Crazy Moon,” don’t ask why. As you hover over the photos, you get a detailed information pop-up and on that is the new +1 button. Click the button and the photo gets a new label. It says “You” on a black band under the pic.
If your Google+ friends +1 a pic, then their name shows up under the photo. Here’s the test screenshot from Google’s blog.
If you follow me on Google+, you can search “Crazy Moon” and easily find the picture I chose. Exciting, huh?