June 30, 2011
Carousel (Instagram on Mac) gets new features
The beautiful Carousel for browsing/commenting on Instagram feeds ($5 on the Mac App Store) has been updated with a number of new capabilities, including searching, support for gestures, and the ability to see all the images you’ve liked. I highly recommend it.
Also very nice (and free): the Screenstagram screensaver.
Google adds “Search by Image”
Ah–I’d been wondering what that little camera icon in the Google Images search field meant. As the company explains,
You might have an old vacation photo, but forgot the name of that beautiful beach. Typing [guy on a rocky path on a cliff with an island behind him] isn’t exactly specific enough to help find your answer. So when words aren’t as descriptive as the image, you can now search using the image itself.
Or, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Arthur C. Clarke
Video: “Looks That Kill”
Dig this exuberant throwback animation from illustrator Kevin Dart & animator Stephane Coedel. It’s the little didn’t-have-to-do-that touches (reflections, rippling heat behind a jet exhaust, etc.) that nail it for me. Fullscreen viewing recommended.