Google images "Show Basic Version" not present

Hello, Early on in the book Gabriel recommends using Google image searches and selecting "switch to basic version" at the bottom. But I guess Google images has been revised since then and the link seems not to be present. Is it still possible to show images with captions? Thanks Mark

* Originally posted by Mark Freedomlancer.

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  • go to tinyurl.com/basicimage and you get google images basic. What I do is then add .br to the end of the google address to get the brazilian version.

    * Originally posted by timmyturner93.
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  • If I've understood correctly, Gabriel recommends doing this because it shows a description of the images which helps build association.

    Is it possible to access that feature somehow?

    * Originally posted by Mark Freedomlancer.
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  • Once you're in tinyurl & have searched for an image, it should display the website link underneath in green and the description in black underneath that. You can check out Gabe's abstract words YouTube video to see a visual guide of sorts.

    * Originally posted by timmyturner93.
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  • I'm finding the captions are often not very ideal for our needs. The first line is the web site, second line is the caption - or part if it, and the third is the image size.

    * Originally posted by Eric J T.
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  • Eric, I have also found that the one-line captions usually don't contain enough information for an example sentence or even a meaningful phrase. Here's what I've discovered to fix that:

    I find an image I like, right-click on the image itself, and open it up in a new tab. That gives me the page the image came from, and the caption is complete there. It can also give me a choice of other sentences to use.

    For example, in the 20-image search page, one image of Spanish "ratón" shows a wide-eyed mouse looking straight into the camera. The one-line caption is the rather unhelpful, "Cancer: The mouse is not the..."

    However, when I go to the page the image is on, I find the full caption only adds one more word, but it's much more memorable: "Cancer: The mouse is not the patient."

    Even better, I can find other sentences there that I might prefer. A more advanced learner might choose to make a card with "In research, immunodepressed mouse models are used." Or rather, since we're keeping English off the flashcards, I'd mouse over the text and use the original Spanish: "En investigación, se usan modelos de ratón inmunodeprimidos."

    * Originally posted by Carlos Peligroso.
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  • Please see the post I made below. It contains a Jing screencast that explains a method I cobbled together to do image search.

    It is basically a URL in a text document with a paceholder for:

    [CODE] = Language Code
    [myWORD] = word you are serching for in the language you are learning

    The end result is you arrive at a google image result page with all images shown in the Basic Version of Google Images. 

    It has the image description shown in your own native language and when you hover it shows the text for the language you want to learn / are learning.

    https://help.fluent-forever.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360020369832-Google-Image-Search-Alternative-Method

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  • Doesn’t look like the tinyurl link works anymore? Doesn’t seem to work when I go to it.

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  • Tinyurl link doesn't work anymore.

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