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PicLens Photo Viewing Plugin

I think this came via TechCrunch- PicLens is a web browser plugin that allows you to view photos form several services ( Flickr, Facebook, Photobucket) and image search results from Google, Yahoo, and Ask.com in a full screen mode, that keeps a record of images viewed (an icon strip below).

Right now it is available only for Mac OSX and Safari, but it says a Windows version is coming soon.

So on any of these sites, PicLens availability is indicated by a special icon superimposed on an image:

Piclens-Link

which can be a single image as shown, or an entire set on flickr. Clicking it pulls up the full screen viewer, previous images are stored at the bottom, and a slide show mode is available:

Piclens-Full

Okay, I am not sure what I might use it for, but it has some potential… I have done some presentations where rather than stifling the audience with bullet points, I just use a rotating slide show; usually in iPhoto. I can see doing this even easier with PicLens.

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