A couple days ago Luna who is interning at Cooliris emailed me about a free browser add on to view images. It’s called PicLens and it’s pretty cool. After a really simple install I can go view a ton of images quite quickly from flickr. PicLens basically overides the idea of pagination. All I do is scroll from side to side to view more images. In can be from any flickr stream – my own images, sets, contacts or searches. It can do the same scroll for google images, amazon and other compatible sites. As great as it is, it’s not perfect. I’m not a huge fan of it taking over the whole screen – I would rather have it be embedded in a browser. By going full screen it doesn’t allow me to do anything else w/ my laptop. I also can’t close it w/ a simple command-w, I have to move my cursor all the way to the top right and press on the small x. Those aren’t significant issues but they make it less than a perfect app for me.
I do think this is one app that I will keep using to view images, whether it’s for checking out a lot of images from friends quite quickly or doing a visual browse on my own stuff. If you’re curious you can check out their site at www.piclens.com