Monday, July 21, 2008

Cover Flow-style Photo Viewing for the Web

If you haven't seen PicLens yet, you simply MUST try it out! The browser addon is a lot of fun to play with and makes searching and viewing images on the web very enjoyable.

PicLens works on both Mac and PC, and has versions for FireFox, Internet Explorer, and Safari .

PicLens is a photo viewer for the web that operates much like Apple's "Cover-Flow" technology for the iPhone and iTunes. It creates a desktop-like photo viewing experience for supported sites, by pulling out all images on a page (or in an online gallery) and creating a slideshow. PicLens supports a range of sites, including the image search engines from the big five search sites, social networks Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, and Friendster, and photosharing sites Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, DeviantArt, and Smugmug.

I can hardly wait for the day we can browse our virtual "stacks" uing this cool technology!

4 comments:

scampbell said...

Your wait to browse a library shelf is over, if you're a member of this library: http://library.lclark.edu/newbooks/
Take a look at their new books list in PicLens.

Luna said...

Hi David,

Thank you for posting about PicLens! We truly appreciate it. We're delighted to hear that you are enjoying PicLens and we hope that your readers will as well.

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

Anonymous said...

hi, if you search

or copy/paste an flickr RSS feed into face search you get a coverflow view, plus you can integrate it into your own website with just a little copy/paste

Luna said...

Hi David,

It's Luna again from Cooliris. I know you've been enjoying Cooliris and thought you might like the latest update on our product.

Today, we are especially excited to announce two major developments. First, we are pleased to introduce a greatly enhanced shopping feature. You can now shop online through the sleek and time-saving Cooliris interface on Amazon, Macy's, eLuxury, Beauty.com, Nordstrom, Apple iTunes, Wal-Mart, KB Toys and more!

We are also thrilled to announce a new partnership with Kodak Gallery, the largest photo sharing community on the web. They are now officially enabled with Cooliris so you can enjoy your photos on Kodak Gallery in Cooliris style. Sharing and browsing photos on Kodak Gallery just became easier and more visually appealing for everyone!

We hope you and your readers enjoy the latest additions to our product. As always, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

All the best,
Luna and The Cooliris Team
luna@cooliris.com