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10.4: View some image-centric websites as slideshows Apps
Have you ever wanted to view Google, Flickr, or Yahoo images in a slideshow? Doesn't seem possible, does it? With the free PicLens for Safari, however, you can do just that! Download, quit Safari, install the plug-in, and launch Safari again.

If you now go to Google Images and type in birds, you will receive a bunch of images of, well, birds. Move the cursor to the lower left of the image, and a small PicLens button will fade in. Click the button and your image will be in full screen mode, along with a thumbnail slider and an auto slideshow button to look at all the images on the page.

The software is beta, so I am sure that other improvements will be forthcoming in the near future. At any rate, with this software, it is now easier to browse Google or Yahoo images in full view without having to click on each image one by one.

[robg adds: I don't usually like things like this, but this app is pretty slick. Beyond the listed sites, it also supports Photobucket, FaceBook, and images. If you tire of the plug-in, or find that Safari has issues with it installed, it's easy to remove. Just go to View » PicLens » Remove PicLens, and it's gone.]
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10.4: View some image-centric websites as slideshows
Authored by: PeterDie on Feb 07, '07 10:24:41AM
Seriously nice software, PictLens.
Very well done full screen controls.
But I found it very incompatible with many flashsites, especially very popular flash game sites like .
When my kids wanted to play games online after I installed PictLens, my Mac froze with 100% processor usage (thanks, menumeters) to the point that only a hard reset could help. Only after removing the PictLens plugin, the regular freeze-up went away. I now have it installed only in a special user-account.

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Authored by: austinshoemaker on Feb 07, '07 10:14:26PM
Thanks for your support, and for taking the time to check out our software. We've been working hard to integrate the valuable feedback we've been getting from our users. Please keep the feedback coming as it helps us to build a stronger product for you. Our upcoming version promises to raise the bar for quality, functionality, and user experience fluidity. Please feel free to contact us directly at


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