Need a better way to check out images from within Firefox? The Full Screen Image Viewer extension for the browser will give you a new and different way to check out a folder full of images. This add-on turns any folder of images from any website into a very nice (yet simple) slideshow.
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Looking for more options and tools when it comes to viewing pictures from within Firefox? The very obviously named Image Tools add-on for Firefox will give you a few more basic controls when it comes to viewing images from within the browser.
Think that Firefox’s internal download manager might need a few more bells and whistles? Then you really need to check out FlashGot. This Firefox extension will let you download all the links, movies and audio clips on a web page with just one simple click of the mouse.
It is known as one of the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers out there. The real benefit with the FlashGot add-on is being able to download multiple files from multiple links at the same time, all at once.
TinEye claims to be the world’s first reverse image search engine. Rather than typing in a phrase and looking for a picture, you type in a picture and get other pictures like it – or something like that. Thanks to the TinEye add-on for Firefox, you can get instant image searching done right from the browser.
Here is a little more about TinEye from it’s developers:
TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.
When you submit an image to be searched, TinEye creates a unique and compact digital signature or ‘fingerprint’ for it, then compares this fingerprint to every other image in our index to retrieve matches.
TinEye does not typically find similar images; it finds exact matches including those that have been cropped, edited or resized.
Once installed, you can right-click on any image, and select “Search Image on TinEye”. When you do, you’ll be taken to an TinEye web page, that will display your search results.
It might not be a tool for everybody, but I do find the idea of reverse image searching very interesting and fun to play with. You can learn more about it at TinEye.com.
Taking a screenshot of the various web sites out there on the Web is usually done for a slew of reasons. Sometimes it is done to help you debug a web application, other times it might be done to show off a future design. No matter what your reason, I have six great Firefox add-ons that will make capturing an image of a web site a very easy thing to do.
Screenshot Pimp – Need a screen shot? Screenshot Pimp lets you easily save images of web pages with multiple options for selection, output destination, and image type.
Abduction! – Adds a right click option to take screenshots of an entire web page or just part of a web page to save as an image.
FireShot – This is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages (entirely or just visible part). Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools.
Talon: Screen Capture & Aviary.com Quick Launch – Take screen shots and edit images directly from your browser with Aviary.com applications.
Snapper – This add-on allows users to designate an area of a web page for a focused snapshot, cutting out the additional work needed for cropping unnecessary information.
Screengrab – It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, or a particular frame. You can then save the screen capture as a file or to the clipboard.
Have another favorite, or which of these tools have suited your needs the best? Be sure to let us know in the comments which one you like best.
I am always taking screenshots of this, that and the other for all the various writing projects I have going on the Web. For me, finding something that makes that job even a little ‘bit easier, is a great thing indeed. This is where the Pict Uploader comes into play.
This Firefox add-on integrates with your browser to provide a way to make screenshots with one click, and if you wish upload them to the Pict.com image hosting service.
Here are some of the other features Pict Uploader will provide:
- Capture screenshots of websites
- Capture screenshot of whole website
- Capture screenshot of visible area
- Capture screenshot of custom selected area
- Edit screenshots
- Save screenshots in jpg/png formats
Well worth trying out, especially if you do any daily screen captures. You can pick up the Pict Uploader on the Firefox add-ons web site.
Need a personal assistant for your Gmail account? It might not make you coffee, but Xoopit is the next best thing. Xoopit for Gmail gives you the ability to get a lot more out of your e-mail inbox. For example, you can quickly browse photos, files and videos.
That is the only places where Xoopit for Gmail shines. It also lets you:
- Search your stuff, not your messages. Xoopit upgrades Gmail search to show you the photos, videos and files that match what you are looking for.
- Browse photos and videos from YouTube, Flickr, Shutterfly, Kodak and Picasa. Links sent to your Gmail account are automatically collected, saving you the hassle of going to these sites.
- Easily find and access your files in Gmail. Never misplace an attachment again.
- Quick share to friends, Facebook or your blog.
- Do a web search while composing a mail in Gmail and add results directly to your message.
- Get information, contact details and more about the people in Gmail’s conversation view.
All this from your Gmail inbox. In the long haul, this add-on will not only make your inbox more social, but will also make it more useful as well. You can learn more about the service at xoopit.com or pick up the add-on directly on Firefox’s Add-on web site.
There are several add-ons for Firefox that will change the way you can interact with images and galleries, and joining that clan of extensions is OutWit Images. It is a simple, straight to the point image browser for the browser. It does all the catching, saving and auto-browsing for you.
The thing that makes OutWit Images different than other image browsers, is it allows user to save images right to the hard drive and browse from there. From within Firefox, you can collect images from various web sources with just a simple click of the button.
The sleek design (as you can see above) is also worth pointing out. It can also be personalized by selecting different background colors and views for the thumbnails themselves. Here is a little more about this extension from the developers:
The images can be dragged and dropped into the collection basket, “the catch,” from which they can be saved directly onto the computer, displayed in a slideshow, or shared with others. It also offers a variety of other options including filters for viewing and saving the images, as well as, visible source information.
Wish to access only the images on a page and none of the clutter – like those annoying big words, style and layout? For those out there who want the images and the images only the Browse Images add-on should get the job done.
Once installed you can browse all linked images of a page one after another or all at once.
On the positive side of things, Browse Images does make it rather easy to browse through multiple images when a web site might not make the job all that fun to do (thanks to bad design or bad organization of the links. On the negative side, I really could do without having yet another toolbar in Firefox. I think a lot of this functionality could have been kept in a statusbar icon.
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