Last June I wrote about PicLens. It is an immersive image viewing tool that allows you to share images from web sites in a full screen mode. During the winter break I have been spending some time playing around with it again. It is a browser plugin that allows you to display images on web pages in a full screen mode. For example if you visit a Flickr photo set, you have the option of displaying the set as a full screen slide show. Another nice example is to search for images in Google and then present them full screen via the plugin. I have been using the plug-in to make presentations to staff and parents. My workflow is to quickly mock up any text slides I need in Keynote and export them as JPEGs and then post to a Flickr photo set along with any images I want to share. Not many bullet points but mostly images that frame the presentation and my discussion.
In addition to the browser plug-in, the folks at PicLens have also created a Wordpress plug-in that allows you to provide the same experience from your weblog and it does not require that visitors have the browser plug-in installed. For example the images below are some recent shots from a trip to a local air museum. Follow the link below for an example.