PicLens One Sweet Add on for Your Browser

PicLens Screen Shot

PicLens is hard to describe until you try it and once you do you will never look at images the same way again. You can’t use it to view all images (YET) but we can only hope. It works with IE 6+ Firefox (Windows and Mac) or Safari browsers.

piclens sites to view

It works with Google, Picasas, Flickr, Yahoo, facebook and a whole lot more.
It is fun to use. Once you install the plug in you will need to exit your browser. There is no evidence of it being present until you go to something like Google Images or Flickr photos. Then a strange new arrow appears in the lower left hand corner of the image and when you click on it you are transported to another world where images are on a wall and they zoom in and out and fly from left to right and back again. Scroll your mouse and they come in close. At first pixelated then they clear.

Not big enough for you yet. Click on the square in the lower left hand corner again and you will be taken into full size viewing with the images selection at the bottom. This is a blast to use. The quality of the images helps. Poor quality poor viewing. If you want to try it out you can see the images posted on my Flickr account.

Bonus Gem: You can see all the images you have indexed in the Google index by going to the image search page and entering the site search. It will return the images from your site in the Google index. Ex. site:https://www.realestatebloglab.com

Most of you know by now my love for photography and how I use it in our business and as my hobby. If you like photography I’m going to show you later this week how you can use it to enhance your blog and website even more than in the past.

PicLens Plugin

There is also a PicLens plugin for WordPress. I tried to install it but it requires your hosting to be using PHP 5.0 for it to work. My GoDaddy PHP file is only 4. something. I’ll have to try it out at a later date.

Try PicLens on your browser. I think you will be very happy that you found this great extension for your viewing pleasure.

Comments

  1. Hey Dave,

    Thanks so much for posting on PicLens 1.6 (here and on the Tucson AZ blog). We really appreciate it!

    Your readers can automatically download the right version of PicLens based on their current browser at http://www.piclens.com. Version 1.6 with the 3D Wall is now available for Firefox and IE (Win and Mac), with Safari coming very soon.

    For interested readers, below are links to two videos demos, one by our team and the other by a PicLens fan!

    http://www.piclens.com/demo
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uRG40tqC8dM

    Thanks, again.
    Jessica & The Cooliris Team

  2. Jessica,

    I had a hunch you might find this post. Thanks for dropping by the lab. I installed the IE version this morning and it works great. Firefox is still my favorite. : )

  3. Dave I was wondering how you got our photos to look so fabulous! I know I remember seeing a few of these over at Cr8buzz 🙂 You had top billing with my vote of course.

  4. Bill,

    Unfortunately, the Buzz reduces the size of the images so small without the ability to view them in larger sized that they loose much of the dramatic presentation you get when you see them in hires.

    They do look pretty fabulous don’t they : )

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