Feb 142008

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!

Feb 142008

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 […]

Wired on PicLens

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Web, Work
Feb 142008

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. […]

Feb 132008

Jan discovers PicLens.  He thinks it’s pretty cool, and he tells his friend Michael.  Michael says “Wow, I gotta have this on my site!” and proceeds to implement a mediaRSS feed for his daily photo community site, DailyFratze.de (“Daily Faces”).  Poof!  Just like that, 3500+ DailyFratze photos materialize in PicLens space.  Täglich frische! Total elapsed time:  a matter of hours.  (Including time […]

PicLens Primordial Ooze

 Posted by at 3:43 pm  Work
Feb 112008

Nick Cody sums up his PicLens experience as “Say goodbye to life as you knew it…” on his Primordial Ooze blog.  Thanks, Nick!  Say, he’s got a lot of videos embedded in the Primordial Ooze.  I wonder what we could do with that…?

Feb 062008

Last night we pushed out an all new PicLens for Internet Explorer with the full PicLens 1.6.1 feature set:  3D picture wall, keyword search against multiple photo sites (Flickr, DeviantArt, SmugMug, Photobucket) and search engines (Google, Yahoo), support for multipage mediaRSS feeds (like StanfordDaily) , and more. Now all you IE7 and IE6 folks can have as much fun browsing photos on […]

Feb 042008

This just popped up on radar:  Shack Dougall has made some modifications to our PicLens WordPress plugin module to add support for images in WordPress pages (not just blog posts) and images dynamically injected by a gallery plugin. It’s available as a download called “WP-Piclens-Plus“.  Cool! We found Dougall’s liferain.com via Boilr.net, which also links […]

Jan 312008

Stanford’s campus newspaper, The Stanford Daily, has added mediaRSS feeds for photos published with news articles on their site. PicLens autodetects these mediaRSS feeds and displays those same photos in full-screen mode. What’s more, the Stanford Daily’s mediaRSS is also paginated – notice the images load on demand to the left in PicLens.  They’ve set up […]

 Comments Off on The Stanford Daily Adopts PicLens  Tagged with: ,

PicLens 1.6.1 Adds Search

 Posted by at 1:43 pm  Web, Work
Jan 292008
PicLens 1.6.1 Adds Search

We’ve just pushed out a PicLens 1.6 update that adds web search to the immersive 3D PicLens media experience.  This release runs in Firefox Mac and Firefox Windows. While zooming around in images on the 3D wall, hit Tab to select the Search box in the top right corner of the screen (or mouse click on […]

PicLens 1.6 Released!

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Work
Jan 152008
PicLens 1.6 Released!

After many weeks and months of frenzied labor by the CoolIris crew, I’m pleased to announce the release of PicLens 1.6 Beta for Firefox Mac and Firefox Windows! The headline feature for the 1.6 release is “The Wall” – a 3D scrolling infinite wall of images for viewing your favorite photo sites and image search results.  […]

PicLens WordPress Plugin

 Posted by at 8:20 pm  Work
Dec 182007

In the last post I described the steps required build a mediaRSS feed for your web photo content, as well as tools we’ve built to automate that process for you. Today I’m pleased to announce that if you have a blog running on the WordPress blog engine, you don’t need any of that! We’ve created […]

Dec 132007

We get a lot of great feedback from our PicLens user community, and by far the most common comment/question we get looks something like “Wow! PicLens is awesome!  How can I get PicLens to display the photos I’ve posted on my own web site?” The answer is simple:  Implement a mediaRSS feed for the photos […]

PicLens for IE!

 Posted by at 11:20 pm  Work
Dec 062007

The CoolIris elves have been hard at work creating a plugin to bring the PicLens photo experience to the IE browser. After many weeks of coding, tweaking, and testing, our first IE beta plugin is now available for download! Just go to www.piclens.com with your IE 6 or 7 browser and click on the Download […]

Nov 172007

The latest PicLens .xpi for Firefox is now downloadable from Mozilla. The flood of downloads (thanks to Firefox’s automatic updates for plugins) has already begun. I’m sure this will provide hours of entertainment for our server guys. To say they’re huddled around the file server console at this very moment watching the download rates and […]

 Comments Off on PicLens 1.5.15 Now Available on Mozilla.org  Tagged with: ,

PicLens 1.5.15 Update

 Posted by at 11:56 am  Work
Nov 062007

We posted an update to the PicLens plugin for Firefox and Safari browsers last night, version 1.5.15. The Firefox update fixes a handful of niggling buglets but otherwise no visible changes. The Safari update gets PicLens working with Safari in the new Leopard release of OSX. The technique for loading a plugin into the Safari […]

Oct 222007

The cool cats over at Karelia Software have released an update to their award-winning website creation software, Sandvox, which among other things adds support for PicLens presentations. Sandvox now embeds mediaRSS feeds in photo albums and photoblogs, which is all that PicLens needs to present that web content in a full-screen immersive presentation. PicLens: Your […]