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Google offers Visigami image search app, screensaver

updated 07:40 pm EDT, Sat May 10, 2008

Google offers Visigami

Google's Mac Team has released Visigami, an image search application and screen-saver. The open-source application, available under Apache license, can search from three different image sources, including Google Images, Picasa, and Flickr. From within the application, users can specify any image search query and images matching the search will start animating on the screen. According to the documentation, there are multiple ways of animating the images: fan, carousel, and grid as well as a few different camera views: fixed, autopan, and mouse pan. The screen-saver uses the same settings that were setup by the application, but the team says it is easier to tweak the settings in the application than to run the screen-saver. In addition, users also have the ability to use sliders to adjust settings such as display speed and zoom.




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  1. TimRand

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Try ShuffleSaver

    I liked Visigami, but I find the features of ShuffleSaver seem a bit better. The way you can control the images selected is much better, even though ShuffleSaver only allows downloads from Flickr.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    RGunther

    It's pretty, so it works as a (CPU-/GPU-intensive) screen saver; but otherwise, I don't get it. What purpose does the application serve? I can't select photos, I can't get more info on the photos, I can't interact with the photos in any way. So in as much as it's searching for photos, I can't do anything with those results.

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