Firefox Add-ons: PicLens!

Firefox Add-ons: PicLens!

Cousin Becky sent me an email about an hour ago, and now my life will never be the same. Here’s what she told me:

“Hello Cousin One-

Have you played around with the “PicLens” add-on for Firefox? If not, I think you should ’cause it just might rock your world.”

Thank God for cousin tips. PicLens is pretty damn enjoyable. It makes things look seriously cool. But officially, here’s what it does:

“Full-Screen, 3D — PicLens transforms your browser into a visually
stunning experience for finding and viewing online photos and videos.
Our “3D Wall” lets you effortlessly search and zoom your way around
thousands of images, videos, news feeds, sports feeds, and more. See
our demo

OK, here is my three-pronged, first fifteen-minute experience with this thing.

1. I go to google images.  I search for “unicorn” (naturally):


2. I go to my Flickr account. I flip through everything in 3D and feel a pervading happiness.


3. I go to PhotoShelter’s homepage to see if PicLens works, and not only does it, but it also  pulls up captions in the most pleasing manner.


Try it
?! It’s hard to mess up, promise.
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  1. Brett Gardner at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for the post about Cooliris, the makers of Piclens. And, thanks for enabling Cooliris for PhotoShelter! It’s because of sites like yours that we are able to spread the Cooliris message of making the web a better place to browse. Best to Grover as well! — Brett and the Cooliris Team

  2. Go-Gulf at 4:38 am

    I deleted the piclens plugin for firefox a while ago. Why? Because instead of pre-downloading the images so they are ready to look at, it displays them in a blury mash of pixels while a progress bar slowly crawls along to download the image while you wait to see it, only after you click the image, one by one… To be honest piclens is a great idea, but needs work.

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