just browsing

July 15, 2008

I browse a lot online for pictures to illustrate this blog, but this article pointed me to the coolest way to do that yet. Piclens is a Firefox add-on that allows you first to search Google, Smugmug, Flickr and Youtube among others for photo or video content, then displays it in the most stunning, fullscreen, fluid wall display. Easy and fun to navigate, so great for browsing.

The only slightly clunky thing about it is that once you have found a photo you would like, a click brings you back to your regular Firefox view. A smooth transition to saving it or importing it might have been nice. In the meantime, just try it for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Even so, this is definitely a glimpse of browsing in the future, and I like it! I hope to try some other new browsing tools and will definitely report back.

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2 Responses to “just browsing”

  1. Tulipgirl Says:

    You’re right: that is VERY cool! Thanks for that, should help me with my own blog picture browsing. 🙂

  2. Luna Yang Says:

    Thank you for posting about PicLens! We truly appreciate it. We’re delighted to hear that you are enjoying PicLens.

    For interested readers, please check out http://piclens.com/demo/ and http://blog.cooliris.com to learn more.

    Thanks again,
    Luna and The Cooliris Team

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