Cooliris (for Desktop), formerly known as PicLens, is a web browserextension developed by Cooliris, Inc. The plugin provides an interactive 3D-like experience for viewing digital images and videos from the web and from desktop applications. The software places a small icon atop image thumbnails that appear on a webpage. Clicking on the icon loads the Cooliris 3D Wall, a browsing environment that gives the user the effect of flying through a three-dimensional space.
Released to the public in January 2008, the New York Times described Cooliris as the "new immersive approach to Web navigation".1 Cooliris went out to win the 2008 Crunchies Award for Best Design.2 The plugin has received over 50 million downloadscitation needed.