I’m also disappointed that the image search has been switched to directly use Bing or Google.
It’s a waste of time that I really am not enjoying at all.
Add me to that list.
I use yandex for image and video now.
I just hop over to Startpage personally. I try to avoid DDG these days because I really don’t care for their recent changes of policy. Startpage isn’t perfect since it proxies Google but they aren’t outright talking about censoring things they don’t like and they have great features like Anonymous View which hides your IP and further confuses fingerprinting if you want to visit a site you’ve never been to before.
I, like most of you, am completely dumbfounded as to why Brave, the champion of privacy would give us the two worst possible options for images and videos, much like @lorewright, I just set my launchpage in Brave to startpage.com as a temporry fix while Brave gets their shi* together, it offers all Brave use to offer in one single page without having to go to the darkside for images and videos
I miss Neeva even more now.
I’m genuinely considering switching over to Startpage for the time being as well. If not for Brave’s independent results and the Summarizer, I would have already done so. It just gets really old looking something up and then realizing I have to go to a different search engine to get images.
Absolutely! I don’t trust Google or Bing either. They’re both too big and powerful, and they’ve been caught tracking and abusing user data in the past. I’m glad that so many guys agree on this important issue.
I use brave as my browser and DuckDuckGo as my search engine. I think it’s better not the best. For image search duckduckgo and start page is more safer I think.
Btw, if you guys haven’t noticed, Brave has Image Search again.
Indeed, thanks for sharing. I still switch over to Startpage a lot of the time because the new Brave image index still has a little way to go, but I’m glad for any progress!