Curious title… ring any bells? No, not the story by Edgar Allen Poe. I wrote an article a long time ago (2 years, 1 month, and 12 days) with this title to announce my joining the Windows Live team at Microsoft. I worked from my home in Santa Cruz (California), working with my team in Redmond […]
In the recently released Piclens build 220.127.116.1195, we’ve added support for displaying non-English / non-Western language characters in the image titles on the PicLens 3D wall. You can see the results on mediaRSS photo web sites in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and other languages. You can also play with this with carefully placed queries to major image search […]
We’re flattered, delighted, and ecstatic that so many web sites are directing their users to download PicLens. Great! The more the merrier. Just one thing: Web site authors, please be careful how you link to the PicLens downloads. PicLens supports a wide variety of browsers and operating systems, and different downloads are required for each. Please don’t […]
PicLens 1.6.3 released this week adds support for searching and playing YouTube videos on the PicLens 3D wall! PicLens displays still image thumbnails for videos on the wall. When you click on an item in the wall, it plays the video in-place. Play, Pause, Seek, and Volume controls are displayed at the bottom of the […]
NVidia recently launched a massive marketing campaign ($30 million estimated by ValleyWag) to educate consumers on the benefits of having a strong GPU inside your computer. PicLens features prominently in this campaign, as PicLens demonstrates how 3D graphics can enhance the user experience outside of a gaming context. NVidia is also using PicLens in its performance comparison […]
The Gallery project, perhaps the most widely used open-source photo gallery web server subsystem in the world, is updating their RSS feed generator module to support mediaRSS. That means you will soon be able to view your Gallery-managed web photos in PicLens! In this message thread on the Gallery discussion forums, user ‘valiant’ mentions that the new mediaRSS (PicLens!) support […]
A couple of website authors out there have had a little difficulty figuring out how to get their web sites set up with mediaRSS feeds to support PicLens browsing. You can follow our instructions for how to construct a mediaRSS feed and link it into your HTML pages and still get no joy from PicLens […]
Mr Alex puts in his two cents about PicLens over at Gizmos for Geeks. Opening: “PicLens Firefox extension is a photo library revolution”. Closing: “Go download it already.” Check it out.
PicLens is the featured add-on for IE on Windows Marketplace this week! Right there on the front page. Woohoo!
PicLens is featured in the Business section of the New York Times! In “Coming Soon: Nothing Between You and Your Machine” John Markoff writes about the emerging trend in the technology field to rethink the way we interact with technology, and cites PicLens as an example of such a rethink.
Hey, Cooliris has a blog! When did that happen? ;> I just noticed the new blog link in the footer of piclens.com. Look to the Cooliris blog for official company news, events, and happenings. News like hooking up with freewebs.com to provide PicLens and PicLensLite photo gallery viewing for the 20 million user web sites […]
Photo sharing site Fotki.com has implemented mediaRSS feeds in their photo albums and image search results, which means you can surf millions of Fotki photos in PicLens! A Fotki search for “butterfly” returns this Fotki page, which looks even better in PicLens: You can also view Fotki photo albums in PicLens. Here’s an album carefully […]
It was a little after lunch. The phone rang. “Who? [Bleep]! I mean, [bleep], yes! I mean, sure, come on over!” The email to action: If you’re anywhere near the office, get over here! Randy’s bringing General Colin Powell in to see PicLens!! A flurry of activity. Sweeping away today’s lunch debris. And yesterday’s lunch debris. And […]
PicLens 1.6.1 for Internet Explorer is now available for download from CNET’s download.com. This should help relieve some of the server load on the PicLens.com mother ship, much like having the Firefox xpi’s downloadable from Mozilla.com. Note that if you do a search for PicLens on CNET, you’ll get two items in the search results: […]
Mark McGillveray recently added mediaRSS (via the PicLens WordPress Plugin) to his professional photo galleries. Very cool, Mark!
James Corbett of EirePreneur discovered PicLens, and quickly twittered his fellow Irish entrepreneur Marcus Mac Innes to ask about viewing Pix.ie photo galleries on the PicLens 3D wall. Marcus contacted the CoolIris team, and in fairly short order Marcus had Pix.ie generating mediaRSS feeds for PicLens to consume! Great work, Marcus!
Erwin Jurschitza dropped us a note to let us know that Zeno.org, the German-language online library, has recently implemented mediaRSS feeds for several of its photo collections, such as this van Gogh collection. It looks great in PicLens! (I had no idea van Gogh was so prolific!) Erwin also mentioned that the entire zeno.org site is implemented […]
Scott Gilbertson over at Wired picked up on the ReadWriteWeb article on PicLens and did a write up of his own for Wired’s MonkeyBites blog. (Or is it Wired’s Compiler blog? The title says one thing, but the URL disagrees) Scott writes: Piclens is a fun and addictive way to browse Flickr and other image sites. […]
ReadWriteWeb, one of the top 20 blogs in the world according to Technorati, has written up a nice review of PicLens. Thanks Josh!