If I search for an image on my website (even without using sitemap.xml) "site:mjau-mjau.com cat_people.jpg", the image comes up contained in one if it's parent gallery pages.
What does this tell me? Either Google has not indexed your sitemap and/or it doesn't care for all your image filenames without any context and/or your website simply ranks very low. Personally, I think it's a combination of all three, but I still believe your sitemap.xml has not yet been indexed by Google.
If Google has not yet indexed this forum PAGE "site:forum.photo.gallery x3 images sitemap creator", then what makes you think that your IMAGES, which are much lower ranked, will index any faster?
This comparison is so poor that I'm almost not bothered answering it. As I stated before, this is PAGE SEARCH, while your topic is about IMAGE SEARCH. Two entirely different things. Besides, that website probably ranks 1000000x higher than your website, and Google finds it useful to index pages frequently.ed_f wrote:on the other hand my question, for which problem I continued searching, appeared in google less than an hour later, I'd say within minutes!