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Dec 14

How to Install Piclens Cooliris

How to Install Piclens Cooliris

Piclens, recently renamed Cooliris, is a web browser plug-in that provides an interactive full-screen slideshow of online images.

It’s compatible with Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. And is compatible with a number of software and websites including:

– Google Image Search,

– Yahoo! Image Search,

– Ask.com Images,

– Live Search Images,

– AOL Image Search,

– Flickr,

– Photobucket,

– Picasa,

– Facebook,

– MySpace,

– Friendster,

– YouTube (for videos),

– Amazon.com

– and any web site that implements mediaRSS <link> tags in their HTML pages.

It works with the iPhone, and you can shop with it! Cooliris is compatible with many online shopping sites including Macy’s and Wal-Mart.

The software places a small icon in the corner of an image thumbnail when the mouse moves over it, which launches into a full-screen photo viewer when clicked, but without giving an option to save any of the pictures shown.

To install Cooliris, aka Piclens, visit http://www.cooliris.com/product.php and click on the download now button.

It’s a Firefox add on so you must use Firefox as your browser.

You’ll be asked to allow the installation. Click ‘allow’ and follow the instructions to install.

Once the software is installed you’ll be asked to restart Firefox. Go ahead and do that.

Once Firefox has been re-started, you’ll see a small green box behind a small blue box in the upper right hand corner of you browser. Click on it to launch Cooliris.

To use it, first try the Search function in the upper right hand corner of the page. Search on any topic you want.

For best results choose something visually dynamic, like rock climbing. You can then choose which search engine you’d like to use.

Now click and drag, and enjoy the show!

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