PicLens Update

Read about new features of this browser extension that allows you to bring up full screen images to your browser from popular web site.

I've written about PicLens image technology, really a browser extension, that allows you to bring up full screen images to your browser from popular web sites such as Flickr, Google Images, and Yahoo, in addition to providing a plug-in that brings the same technology to your blogs. I use it sometimes as a presentation platform. I have exported to Flickr a couple of my standard presentations about my school, and have arranged them as sets. I have them ready for just in time type presentations and utilize the PicLens interface to "present."

Recently the New York Times article, "Coming Soon: Nothing Between You and Your Machine", discussed PicLens and noted an update to the software. According to the story, the update "does away with the browser frame and gives the user the effect of flying through a three-dimensional space that feels like an unending hallway of images. In the future, the Cooliris designers plan to make it possible to browse text and video as well."

I am really impressed with the 3D effects. It is quite a different experience walking through a Flickr photostream using this tool. A short screencast demonstration using the PicLens plugin for Firefox is available here.

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