I am guessing I have to "sign up" to lose the pictures? I think Google have to be just a bit careful here. If a million people had their work disturbed because it wasn't obvious to them how to turn off the Pac-man game a couple of weeks ago then Google MIGHT just be in danger of losing their undisputed default search engine tag...
Unfortunately they are standing with their feet firmly in their mouths with this. I personally have google set as a homepage, and use it as a test to see if an internet connection is working. Both, because it is a simple, uncluttered, fast loading page. Unless this is a flash in the pan it looks like I will have to go elsewhere.
6/09/2010 09:07:00 PM Last week, we announced a new feature that lets you add a favorite photo or image to the background of your Google.com homepage.
To provide you with an extra bit of inspiration, we‘ve collaborated with several well-known artists, sculptors and photographers to create a gallery of background images you can use to personalize your Google homepage. Included in the collection are photographs of the works of Dale Chihuly, Jeff Koons, Tom Otterness, Polly Apfelbaum, Kengo Kuma (???), Kwon, Ki-soo (???) and Tord Boontje, as well as some incredible photos from Yann Arthus-Bertrand and National Geographic. We’ll be featuring these images as backgrounds on the Google homepage over the next 24 hours.
Of course, since we want your Google homepage to be personal to you, you can still choose an image or photo from your computer or your own Picasa Web Album. Whether you select an image from our new artist collection or prefer to have a more personal touch on your homepage, you’ll still enjoy the speed and ease of use that you’ve come to expect from Google.
but can`t get it to work. When I right click I can`t see "view page info" as he suggests I should. I must be doing something wrong. Any other ways to be rid of this damn thing. They are changing it from one picture to another at intervals.