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As you’d expect, here at Kyan, we work with vast quantities of images on a daily basis. It can therefore be quite easy to take for granted the knowledge we have acquired as a result.
Consider this with the continually falling prices and the ever growing specification lists of digital cameras and we find ourselves with a small/large problem; clients with giant photos, both in terms of dimensions and file size, that they find difficult to upload to the web. It’s not unheard of to download an image straight from a digital camera that exceeds 10mb.
Cooliris (formerly known as PicLens) is described by it’s developers as a “lightening fast ‘3D wall’ that lets you browse thousands of images, videos and more with ease.”
Cooliris is installed as a browser add-on for Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer and it works all over the web, including on google image searches, facebook, flickr, ffffound and numerous other websites.
Recently we implemented Cooliris into a stock image management system we’re building for a client.
They required an easy and quick way of viewing multiple images on the screen that supplemented the basic website view. Cooliris provided exactly that and wasn’t complicated to implement at all.
It essentially works by using an xml version of the page you are viewing. Cooliris can then automatically detect the feed via a simple rss link. That’s all there is to it!