Cooliris for Internet Explorer

Cooliris for Internet Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.1.3938
  • Total Downloads:
    68,017
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    39
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Cooliris blows up your Web-surfing experience into a larger-than-life graphical experience. It takes the images it finds on nearly any Web site, expands them to super-extra-large size, and then lets you surf through them in a classy scaling interface that we think we last saw in the Iron Man movie. Or maybe it was The Dark Knight.

Whatever the inspiration, there's no doubt that the cross-platform and cross-browser Cooliris puts the "graphic" back in "graphic user interface". Installing it places a button on the Toolbar. When you're on a Cooliris-enabled Web site, click the Cooliris button to activate the Cooliris interface. Your screen will go black, and all the images on the site will zoom past you as if on a roller-coaster. They stop soon after, and from there you can surf the site using the subtly-placed search bar at the top of your monitor. Click on an image to enlarge it. If it's a still image, it simply enlarges. If it's a video, it enlarges and starts playing.

Currently, the plug-in only supports a handful of the most popular graphics-intensive site, such as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and a few others. A WordPress plug-in allows those who use that blogging system to create Cooliris functionality, and there's a Webmaster's guide on the Cooliris site for users who host their own sites. We also noticed occasional stability problems on Internet Explorer, but they were intermittent at best. Installing the add-on is worth it just for the sweeping, futuristic way that images stream by when you browse, even though there might not be much practical application at this point.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Excellent to view any website w/ pictures incl. Google"

September 02, 2008  |  By kriazi

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

It really helps to look at any website and b able to see evrything without opening the photos indivdually

Cons

Needs a tutorial. I feel like I there are so much more that I can do with this but I dont have the time to explore.

Summary

I love this utility.

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3 stars

"Fastastic concept, images still lack crispness"

August 23, 2008  |  By myriadcreativeconcepts

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

As the owner of a worldwide graphics arts business with several online photo galleries for my customers, I LOVE PicLens. I use Firefox without crashing.

PicLens is outside-the-box thinking but the software is admittedly still a bit primitive.

Cons

My graphics business creates works with graphics and lots of text. PicLens has some difficulty rendering crisp text. However, PicLens consistently looks pretty good on Picasa and Photobucket. On Flickr, text is very fuzzy.

Summary

PicLens has lots of potential for anyone marketing photography or graphic design products online. It's clever and innovative. It provides options to the crude magnification options of online photo sharing websites. However, it is still in its primitive stages. With time and good software designers, PicLens has many possibilites for its future contribution to the web experience.

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1 stars

"It wrecked my settings & I had to Restore my System."

August 22, 2008  |  By J.B.McCracken

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

I have yet to try it.

Cons

This is the first time I had any bother with your software.It would'nt let me open my
Internet Explorer and I had to stop the power and then restore my system. As a beginner this was a very worrying experience.

Summary

I have yet to try it because I am weary of what might happen if I start to use it ?.

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5 stars

"five star"

August 16, 2008  |  By brianw002

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

easy to use direct from explorer excelent grafics.

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5 stars

"Works perfect - Really cool!"

August 09, 2008  |  By brntbrgs

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

I have had no problems what so ever to install and use PicLens for IE. It works just fine, and is really cool. You can also use Piclens for viewing pictures when searching pics on Google - gives you a new viewing experience! Also work on YouTube and more.

Cons

If you are watching large 3D galleries you need broadband connection for a good experience.

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1 stars

"Don't bother with this! it crashes all browsers."

August 05, 2008  |  By psyche1

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

It looked impressive and if you use images a lot makes it easier to find them without constantly clicking links.

Cons

The problems with stability are not intermittent as your review suggests. They are constant. I found it constantly crashed Internet Explorer and Firefox to a point that I couldn't even open them.

I uninstalled this pointless software and everything worked fine. A big thumbs down on this one.

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1 stars

"UNSTABLE"

August 05, 2008  |  By mrtimdillenbeck

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

Can't like it until I get it to work.

Cons

Completely changed IE7. Had to disable it. Lost my menu bar. Expanded tabs to full screen, all tabs disappeared until mousing to top of screen. Very annoying. I'll try again some other time.I use IE8 emulating IE7 and also have Internet Explorer Pro installed as an add on. Running Vista SP1. Perhaps conflicts arise from these other programs. Also, wouldn't install on Firefox 3.

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1 stars

"question?"

August 05, 2008  |  By robc461

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

in the editor's review they say it causes instabilty with IE,what kind of "issues" will i encounter if i use this program?

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5 stars

"Use picLens for firefox"

July 29, 2008  |  By crevelingm

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer 1.7.1.3938

Pros

I have no actually tried piclens for IE, because I hate IE and never use it. But the piclens plugin for firefox works like a charm and does not have any such problem described by the editor. Go to www.piclens.com

Cons

I have some problems with videos playing too fast on youtube, but some users don't have this problem. Also, you need a decent video card to get good smooth performance out of this program. By decent I mean anything over 64MB AGP should be fine.

Summary

GET FIREFOX!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.1.3938
Version 1.7.1.3900 adds Back and Forward buttons so you can easily go back and forth between previously visited 3D wall views and improved Audio performance.
General
Publisher Cooliris
Publisher web site http://www.cooliris.com
Release Date July 24, 2008
Date Added July 24, 2008
Version 1.7.1.3938
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.75MB
File Name cooliris-win-iefull-release-1.12.0.33689.en-US.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 68,017
Downloads Last Week 39
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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