updated 10:00 am EDT, Fri October 20, 2006
PicLens plug-in launches
Cooliris today launched PicLens Beta 1 for Mac, a Web browser plug-in designed to transform the browser window into an immersive cinematic experience for viewing Web images. "Compared to the traditional, sluggish way of viewing of images of the web, the PicLens viewing experience is vivid and lightning fast. With just one click, PicLens instantly makes images, albums, and even thumbnails come to life through its full-screen browser window. Its slick user interface even lets you channel between images with your Apple remote control." The plug-in is currently enabled for Flickr, Facebook, and Photobucket, as well as image searches for Google, Yahoo!, and Ask.com. PicLens is available for free to Safari users as a beta release, and a Windows version is on the way, according to Cooliris.