Ok…so I really am searching for words as to how cool Piclens is. And I know; I shouldn’t get so buzzed by the tools. But I’m giving myself an exception here just because I’ve been fooling around with this thing for about an hour since I downloaded it and it’s like mesmerizingly fun…and useful.
It’s a Firefox add-on for Windows and Mac that finds all sorts of video and images via search from a number of different sources (Flickr, straight Google, Amazon and others) and lets you scan them/watch them through the slickest 3D interface I’ve seen yet. You can also breeze through the latest news and sports photos and videos (among others) and every photo or object that comes up anywhere in the frame is linked to the original online. (With the news stuff, a brief summary of the story comes up as well.)
But it’s the hypnotic way in which all of this works that has me amazed…just check it out.
Adrian Bruce says
I’ve embedded a Youtube vid of what Piclens does here
and yes I agree, heaps of fun esp for the photographers amongst us 🙂
Thank you for posting about PicLens! We truly appreciate it. We are delighted to hear you’re enjoying PicLens and we hope your readers will too. There is much more to come in the near future so we’ll be sure to keep you updated!
For interested readers, please check out http://piclens.com/demo/ and http://blog.cooliris.com to learn more.
Luna and The Cooliris Team
I’ve read about PicLens recently, in a couple of different places… I’ve just installed it & WOW! that is so cool!
(Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to work with Flock, it let me install it, but it doesn’t seem to want to work – and Flock’s based on FF 3)
It’s pretty awesome!
Hmmm their website says it works with Flock. Maybe this PC doesn’t have the latest version, I thought it did!
D.C. Hess says
Great find, thanks for turning me on to it. I did a World War II search and was struck by the majesty of seeing all those images at once. Much more visually stunning than clicking through pages and pages of Google Image.
Nice note about PicLens! I also find it more than awesome. 🙂
I even wrote LensitUP, a small front-end that can enable PicLens browser on lots of web galleries around. Feel free to try it at http://www.lensitup.com/