CoolIris
CoolIris
1.12.3.53363

4.3

CoolIris free download for Mac

CoolIris1.12.3.53363

08 November 2011

Full-screen photo-viewing experience for Safari and Firefox.

Overview

Cooliris (formerly PicLens) is a plug-in for Safari that delivers an immersive full-screen experience for viewing photos on the Web.

Cooliris enables you to:

  • View photos and videos in full screen with a single click
  • Glide between photos from within full screen mode
  • Play a slideshow of image search results and photo albums
  • Browse online photos with your Apple(R) remote
  • View your daily news, international sports, entertainment, tech tips, and more via images and videos in Cooliris Discover
To use the software, just visit one of the following Web sites, mouse over an image thumbnail, and click the icon that appears over the image. You can also launch Cooliris at any time via an icon on your toolbar.

What's new in CoolIris

Version 1.12.3.53363: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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57 Reviews of CoolIris

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Stormchild
02 October 2008
Version: 1.8.3.14080

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This is brutally bad software. Not long after installing it, Safari slowed to a crawl and started beachballing, and shortly thereafter, all my other apps started to lock up, until I completely lost control of my machine. Couldn't even SSH in from another box. Eventually I had no choice but to force it to reset. Since it's an Input Manager plugin, it quickly infects every program you launch after installing it. I ended up having to do a second forced reset soon after the first one. And there is NO UNINSTALLER and no instructions for uninstalling it either. You have to find all of the files it sprayed all over your system and remove them all manually. And then you have to reboot -- again -- before you can actually remove the files from the trash. Awful, awful, awful. Stay away from this junk.
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Planetary-Paul
30 September 2015
Version: 1.12.3.53363
As far as I can tell this program no longer exists. 2011 saw the last activity here, 2014 Yahoo assimilated it, no links to anything to be found.......
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0.5
Wile-E-
08 November 2011
Version: 1.12.3.53363
For the longest time I was a big fan of Cooliris but eventually its compatibility updates fell behind the progress of OS X and Safari so I had to let it go. I was pleasantly surprised to see this release today. That is until I saw that there were no release notes and then read a few comments regarding Lion. I navigated to the Cooliris site to get info from the Developer and see that despite this being suggested as an updated release at MacUpdate that support for current browsers and OS'es has lagged considerably. How hard would it be to include at least one complete release note saying what browsers and OS'es are supported instead of making people dig to simply be disappointed in your efforts due to misleading System Requirements listed here.
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2.5
Mookzmom
08 November 2011
Version: 1.12.3.53363
Disappointed. Attempted to download this new version, thinking they'd made it Lion compatible, but I can't even open the download. (pop up says "no available application to open") I went to the developer's site, and attempted a download there, but get a popup saying my browser is not supported.
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Noraa
02 November 2011
Version: 1.12.0.37019
Used to love this little plug-in - now it's been stuck in 32-bit forever and thus forces Safari to run in 32-bit mode, the interface hasn't been updated in ages, the photos are all low-res. Started with a lot of promise and has since fallen flat on it's face. Honestly, I'd be happy if they just update the plug-in to be 64-bit compatible. I know it's not a big deal for Safari to run in 32-bit mode, but there isn't any reason for it to have to - it's not that difficult to recompile a plug-in for 64-bit compatibility. The developers just seem lazy.
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hmfwic47
15 August 2011
Version: 1.12.0.37019
I have installed , but I can't find it when I open Safari. Anyone know where it is located (i.e. what menu). Thanks.
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3.5
Mookzmom
12 August 2011
Version: 1.12.0.37019
I really love the look of Cooliris, and it does what it says it'll do...AND it's free. It does run very slowly on my MacBook, makes the fan run while it's on, and is not yet compatible with Lion in Safari. Still, I have enjoyed browsing through when I have some time to waste.
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Macsolu
01 March 2010
Version: 1.12b
-- Unfortunate change in hardware requirements: "For Macs, any model with an Intel chip will work. PPC Macs are not supported."
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Yaba-daba-do
27 February 2010
Version: 1.12b
Sounds like trash! You would think by now that everyone knows we apple users expect nothing but the best! They are to use to putting things out for that other OS "Company " Thats expected not to work right! ;-)
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Mactraxx
27 February 2010
Version: 1.12b
Low res images, 32 bit? Pass.
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Jazzyguy
24 February 2010
Version: 1.12b
Nope!!! Don't put this in Safari or any other browser.Low Res in every way! As soon as you install it you will want to trash it!
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pettifogger0712
24 February 2010
Version: 1.12b
I was re-directed to the CoolIris site and (when attempting to download the app) advised that my machine and browser (Safari 4) did not meet the required specifications when they most definitely do! Back to the drawing board guys...
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Saintg3
17 January 2010
Version: 1.11.6
DO not download this app. The images are lo res, the application works erratically, viewing is difficult as it moves to quickly but most of all this will hang your browser. As you are scrolling you get second stops that after a while becomes infuriating. De installing is difficult as there is no info on their website. I am on a new powerbook so no hardware problems.
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Dana-Sutton
23 December 2009
Version: 1.11.6
I agree. CoolIris is nice. Running Safari in 64-bit mode is nicer. I'll stick with the latter until if and when the CoolIris developers put out a 64-bit version. So thanks, but no thanks.
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Cyann
22 December 2009
Version: 1.11.6
Flash Player stop working with CoolIris on PPC 10.5.8.
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Dorkypants
22 December 2009
Version: 1.11.6
sysadmins, please update the requirements to say 10.5 or later. The developer's website says 1.11.6 is for Leopard and Snow Leopard. The last version I got to work on Tiger was 1.11.1.26925
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2ktz
10 December 2009
Version: 1.11.5.29592
crashed my imac several times had to remove as got so annoyed at being locked out by it....had to press power button at back of imac to regain control...... do not recommend this at all
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Dokter-mac
23 October 2009
Version: 1.11.5.29592
Is this one compatible with 10.5.8 and PPC G5?
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Sushi
22 October 2009
Version: 1.11.5.29592
Still not 64bits...
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Maclover1-1
22 October 2009
Version: 1.11.5.29592
I lopoooooooooove CoolIris :-)
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Clarusad
02 October 2009
Version: 1.11.5b
This version (1.11.5b) doesn't work on 10.4.11 PPC with Safari 3.2.3 (4525.28.3). But previous run fine !?!?!!
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Helmo-Hass
02 October 2009
Version: 1.11.5b
Re: unusable http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5814/picture1ye.png on G5
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Helmo-Hass
10 September 2009
Version: 1.11.3.28708
Same here not working on safari Leo 10.5.8 and btw never really fully worked, always complaining he cant use flash video becose flash plugin not installed.. not funny! since its totally false.
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Dorkypants
10 September 2009
Version: 1.11.3.28708
1.11.3.28708 appears not to work on Tiger (10.4.11)/Intel. The CoolIris icon previously installed in Safari (4.0.3)'s toolbar disappears, and there's no evidence of CoolIris in Google Image Search results. Reverting to 1.11.1.26925, which continues to work fine.
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Iconz113
10 September 2009
Version: 1.11.3.28708
is this still glitchy or is it working the way the older version did?
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Nukem
02 July 2009
Version: 1.11
Cooliris 1.11 works great on Intel IMac, Safari 4 1.11 still will not play youtube videos on a PPC (G5) Mac w/ Safari 4 Hopefully the usually-responsive Cooliris Support team will compile a version for us PPC users.
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Helmo-Hass
26 June 2009
Version: 1.11
well, all versions keep telling me it cant use the flash plugin.. lol? so since it doesn't support flash/shockwave plugin where's the interest for this thing? i'd say useless ..... running on safari 4 or firefox same results. PPC G5 machine.
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Wile-E-
26 June 2009
Version: 1.11
While I don't rely on many plugins for Safari this is one I can't do without. It has never caused any grief for me in the way that some poorly written InputManagers can. It is an elegant visual and navigational aid, in the Cover Flow style, for most any content you can view online. Support has been stellar. When Safari 4 (final) was released it broke the CoolIris version available at that time. I wrote to support and received a reply right away and another notice when an updated version was released a few days later. Excellent work.
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zx
26 June 2009
Version: 1.11
So when is this going to work??? Crashes every browser within minutes! Super High CPU!.And more... Please just make a simple Desktop-App!
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Iconz113
20 June 2009
Version: 1.10.1
well from what I understand safari 4 (not beta) now treats plugins as an exterior module not connected to the browser itself, so if plugins fail, the browser will not crash only the plugin would, allowing the browser to continue to function. In the past plugins would cause the browser to crash.
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Iowapipe
16 June 2009
Version: 1.10.1
I am not so sure this is compatible with Safari 4 (not the beta). I have been running S4 for two days now and several times the app has crashed, complaining about coolIris (once directly in a window) and a couple times in the logfile. I just thought I would write this comment and see if others had similar thoughts.
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alas!
31 March 2009
Version: 1.10b24116
A beautifully designed image viewing plug-in. Seems to work just fine for me with Safari 4 beta.
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Babif
16 March 2009
Version: 1.9.2.22788
The september 2008 release was waaaaay better-i guess they were forced to resize and ugly-down youtube viewing for the tubes sake! Just wanted to let everyone know that Version 1.8.2.4688 is still the best as far as I think (and also since we don't get hulu in Europe :-((( ). Still an awesome app---just a little bit reached by the new Safari beta, don't u think?
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Jazzaddict
27 December 2008
Version: 1.9.1.17582
Just tried it out for the first time. It looks interesting. It would be cool if it had more advanced searching features like Devonagent. I liked using it for image searches and facebook but I don't like using it for shopping. Maybe if it had really good pricegrabber support I would check it out again for shopping. Anyway... it's a cool gooey but needs a lot more functionality for me to actually keep using it and remember it's there.
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macupdate-robert-dreamcore
26 December 2008
Version: 1.9.1.17582
I'm pretty amazed at the performance of this on my iBook (900MHz G3, 10.4.11). Developers of any eye-candy sort of app are quick to drop support for 10.4... but G3? Wow. It is totally usable and useful on it, it actually saves time if you do Google image searches and the like. (I, too, had tried PicLens, and wasn't so impressed with it at that time.)
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Dom21
26 December 2008
Version: 1.9.1.17582
"CoolIris is not supported on this browser" It doesn't support Safari 3.2 (OSX 4.11)?
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anonymous-tapir-4715
22 December 2008
Version: 1.9.0.16396
Cool Iris has been the cause of frequent Safari crashes, both this release and previous Safari. Unfortunately. It's gorgeous. Tested my plugins (others are Glims and SafariStand) and this is the culprit. This has been going on, then, for a while. I'm surprised dev hasn't picked up on this by now. Until it improves, cannot use.
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obergsson
22 November 2008
Version: 1.9.0.16396
Be careful with plug ins ... and any app that interlaces with any apple app ... because this is where you can run into problems with conflicts on updates. Safari quit working for me after an update and it took me 3 weeks to figure it is was a conflict with piclens. As soon as I removed it ... bingo ... back to normal. Not saying this isn't a good app ... but be warned.
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GrenadeBait
14 November 2008
Version: 1.8.5.15841
I used this when it was called PicLens on the PC. I really liked it and never had any problems with it. Along with their other product CoolPreviews it was great. I tried them both out in FireFox on a couple of my Macs and found them to be OK but I really wanted to use Safari and development/stability seemed to be a bit off in Safari. The last version of CoolIris (aka PicLens) was right on in Safari...it beat the heck out of browsing through pages of Google thumbnails looking for pictures and having to wait for another page to load and have a look at the picture. This is a great add-on to any browser and OS combo. it could use a little more user control/configuration but the concept is solid and a real improvement from an end-ser experience perspective. I have read of few of the other comments and I agree that i don't like the fact that it relies on input managers...for Safari...but is that the fault of the developer or the lack of an integrated plugin system in Safari to allow for feature expansion? I don't know! I think it fairly good and petty stable. blah...blah...blah :-)
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Clarusad
25 October 2008
Version: 1.8.5.14851
That new build (1.8.5.14851) correct previous problems about unstable (or unusable) machines, spinning wheel or windowServer becoming crazy... So now, the web becomes nice and pleasant to use when i browse (or search) images. Really good add-on for thoose who like beautyful presentations !
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Pissnaround
25 October 2008
Version: 1.8.5.14851
works fine for me. has for a long time. on both Safari & Firefox.
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Rpphoto
22 October 2008
Version: 1.8.5.14750
My machine became unstable too. Was a nightmare and took hours out of my workday. I noticed someone is "marking down" the comments with this problem. Must be the developer.
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Ltomko
22 October 2008
Version: 1.8.5.14750
I too have had problems with CoolIris seeming to create a runaway process. To remove the software go to /Macintosh HD/Library/InputManagers and remove the folder with CoolIris in the name. Also go to /Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins and remove the WebKit plugin with the name CoolIris in it. Substitute the name of your system hard drive for "Macintosh HD". You will have to do this from an admin account or put in an admin account name and password when asked for one in a dialog box. Reboot after doing this.
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Creagb
04 October 2008
Version: 1.8.3.14080
Same problem as Stormchild. High-end iMac with plenty of memory. After installation it ran wonderfully for about 5 minutes, then massive destruction. Machine was completely unusable. No uninstaller. Like a trojan horse. Looks great. Deadly. I have lost two days so far trying to get this off of my machine. Nothing on developer site to suggest knowledge that this is a problem. Symptom: Machine will be running fine, then almost instantly grind to a glacial pace. And I mean glacial. Ten minutes for a click to register. A hard restart is the only apparent way out. Simple uninstall of plugin does nothing and no documentation on how to back out. Advice greatly appreciated.
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Stormchild
02 October 2008
Version: 1.8.3.14080
This is brutally bad software. Not long after installing it, Safari slowed to a crawl and started beachballing, and shortly thereafter, all my other apps started to lock up, until I completely lost control of my machine. Couldn't even SSH in from another box. Eventually I had no choice but to force it to reset. Since it's an Input Manager plugin, it quickly infects every program you launch after installing it. I ended up having to do a second forced reset soon after the first one. And there is NO UNINSTALLER and no instructions for uninstalling it either. You have to find all of the files it sprayed all over your system and remove them all manually. And then you have to reboot -- again -- before you can actually remove the files from the trash. Awful, awful, awful. Stay away from this junk.
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Hotfreaks
22 August 2008
Version: 1.8.0.4278
Minor quibble with the latest version: the b&w icon should be reinstated. Color looks out of place on the Safari toolbar.
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Roro01
21 August 2008
Version: 1.8.0.4278
Amazing !!! A must have! Works perfectly. Many thanks to the developer. The equivalent for Firefox is the Add-on called PicLens.
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Steven-Goodheart
20 August 2008
Version: 1.8.0.4257
Whoa! This plug-in is stunning -- and incredibly useful. The first time I did clicked and grabbed to scroll to the right in the image gallery in a Google Image search, I was totally blown away by how the gallery tilted and rolled and flowed to the right as smooth as butter. But it's not just a visual tour-de-force, it's really, really useful for a quick scan and look of dozens, even hundreds of images. (How I wish I'd had this when I was doing image research for science textbooks I was working on, when I'd literally looks at hundreds and hundreds of images a day!) Of course, not every kind of site is supported, but enough good ones are to make this plug-in really worthwhile for many folks. I really like the Safari CoolIris's overall UI too. The only plug-in for Safari that even comes close to being this cool visually (and useful) is History Flow, part of the amazing, must-have SafariStand plug-in suite. The plug-in has also been rock-solid on my Intel iMac with Leopard 10.5.4 and gracefully tells you when a particular site isn't supported. (Funny, while the website calls this plug-in "CoolIris (formerly PicLens)" the Mac Firefox 3.0 version add-on calls and installs itself as *PicLens* NOT CoolIris. In fact, you can still get the earlier CoolIris FF add-on called Cooliris Previews, but this shouldn't be confused with this new add-on that does the neat scroll/gallery 3-D display. Jeez, did that make sense?) Anyway, CoolIris 1.8.0 etc. for Safari is a remarkable plug-in that I recommend to anyone.
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Mactraxx
19 August 2008
Version: 1.8.0.4257
Still no support for Safari 4. Bummer.
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Pissnaround
19 August 2008
Version: 1.8.0.4257
Works on 3.1.2…
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Islandmacman
15 July 2008
Version: 1.5.16
no worky :( (Safari 3.1.2)
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Fightingcat
17 May 2008
Version: 1.5.16
Plugin dosn't work unter Safari 3.1.1 for me. I can run the installer but after restarting Safari, i canÄt found anything of PicLens in the Pluginlist. Under Firefox it will be work perfect, but i can't use the Apple Remote.
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Danway
26 January 2008
Version: 1.5.16
PicLens stopped working for me since the last Mac update. Mac OS 10.4.11 with Safari 3.0.4 on a Intel MacPro. Contacted PicLens twice trying to get the problem resolved but never was contacted. I really liked PicLens when it was working. It still works correctly on my old G4 with Mac OS 10.4.11.
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Jimge
09 January 2008
Version: 1.5.15
Very easy to use (once you figure out which sites it will work on, eg flickr). Nice to see images full screen. Like many others in forums, I found that after installing, I had freezes with Safari, and in fact the whole system, requiring the hard shutdown and reboot. Removed it from Input Managers folder in the Library, and Safari now seems to be fast and stable again. Maybe there may be a process I can go through of reinstalling things. But I am not a tinkerer I would prefer life to be simple.
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Etartakoff
10 October 2007
Version: 1.5.10
perhaps I'm doing something wrong but I instaled, restarted safari and have yet to see this aplication in action. Went to my flicker page and goooooogle images but i don't get the little icon at the bottom of the photos to view full screen any help thanks
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4.25
Michael-fey
18 November 2006
Version: b1
This has easily become one of my favorite new apps! One of the true tests for an app for me is if it makes the transition from one computer to another. I recently migrated to a new MacBook Pro from my old PowerBook and missed this app the first time I went to view a friend's online photo album. Keep up the great work!
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Steve K
24 October 2006
Version: b1
Wow, nice. Thanks for this.
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4.25
Arvidtp
20 October 2006
Version: b1
wow this is great stuff! I really like it - and FAST too! The only complaints i have are lack of a zoom feature and and that the bars at the top and bottom do not slide off the screen when not in use, like they do in iPhoto - as it is now they obscure part of the photo you are viewing.
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