Long story short (full version: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/internet-rages-after-google-removes-view-image-button-bowing-to-getty/):
- Like many Copyright Trolls of Yore™, Getty Images decided they needed to destroy something beautiful. - Unfortunately Google caved in, and fed the troll. - If you want to have a working* 'View Image' button in Google Images again, install this extension.
* Working as of February 18, 2018. Extensions is heavily dependent upon Google's HTML, which Google may change at any time at its sole discretion. "Working" is not a guarantee. This extension is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Google.