Images: pager coming soon?

Today’s little flurry over the snow leopard isn’t a big controversy, but it does underscore the fact that people are catching on to images as something cool.  Here in the US, we’ve had them since the Olympics, and personally we’ve found them to be well done.  Beautiful images for the most part, sometimes brightening up a dreary winter day, sometimes making a statement or marking a holiday.  Now thanks to LiveSide reader VasiS, we’ve caught a glimpse of what might be coming next for the home page, a pager (using Silverlight) to go back to that favorite photo from days ago:

Live Search Background from Srikanth on Vimeo.

Live Search has been known to try out new stuff in select market segments before, and it looks like VasiS is one of the lucky ones to be seeing this (not seeing it here, on any browser).  Somewhat strangely he’s seeing it only on Chrome, not in FireFox or IE8, not sure why.  Here’s a screenshot showing the pager:


Now of course pretty pictures aren’t going to boost market share, but hey if it gets people looking, and trying Live Search, it can’t hurt!