Nirav Patel shared a screen shot with me on Twitter of a new user interface for the Google image search results. It looks like the images are scattered around the page and when you click on an image, it shows an overlay on top of the other images with the details of the image and a way to go to the next image or previous image with blue arrows.
Here is the screen shot from Nirav:
Here is what the normal Google image search results design looks like:
Forum discussion at Twitter.