Over the past few months Google has been auto-selecting background colors not just for image search results and not just for shading Google Shopping Ads but also for images added to the search result snippets in Google Search.
Punit spotted this a few months ago and he shared a couple examples on Twitter that shows how Google is taking an image with maybe a light gray background and then replacing it with a green background. He has more examples but here is the bigger one.
On the left is an image of a heel on a dark green background in the Google Search result image snippet:
But if you looked at the web page, that image as on a light gray background:
Here are more examples:
More Example pic.twitter.com/MGWMSo3zXA
— Punit (@Punit6008) March 23, 2022
Pretty cool for Google to do this but I do wonder if the publishers won’t like Google changing the image backgrounds like this?
Forum discussion at Twitter.