Visualize: Collect and Bookmark Your Favorite Images Online

If you often work with images online, you know how hard it can be to save images for later use. Downloading them on your hard drive becomes impractical after a while and uploading them on a free image hosting service like Photobucket takes a lot of time and effort. Also, if you save images from the web in a traditional way, there is no way to find out later where you got that image from.

An excellent alternative is to bookmark the images you like with Visualize. Visualize is a bookmarking tool that allows you to collect images with a single click. The easiest way to accomplish this is to add the Firefox Add-on. After that, whenever you see an image that you want to bookmark, right-click on it and select Add image to

You will then be prompted to add any tags or description to the image if you want. You will see that the tool automatically fills out the title of the image and the original link so you don’t have trouble finding the information later.

All these images are stored in your free account at Visualize and can be browsed or searched easily. You can also browse through images that other users have bookmarked.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

Visualize is a great tool to book mark images online. It saves you the hassle of downloading/uploading images and trying to remember their information. The ability to custom tag the images is a great plus.

Create Collages Of Your Desired Photos Online With Shape Collage

Creating collages of favorite photos is great fun! It’s also a nice way of collecting some of your memorable photos. To help you with this collage creating, here is an online tool, Shape Collage.

Shape Collage is an excellent and simple online tool that helps you to create collages of your favorite photos across the web. All you need to do is, enter the URL of the photos out of which you want to create a collage and click on "Create" button. You will get your collage prepared from the photos the provided link had.

This tool has some pre-defined shapes out of which you can choose your collage. You can see that in the picture below. If you don’t want to use those shapes, you have an option to use letters. For example, if you want a set of photos to be shown in the form of a letter, say "H",  then you need to type the same letter in the "Text box".

Apart from the online tool, there is also a desktop software. You can find out more about this here: Create Photo Collages With Shape Collage

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Here are few examples of what these collages look like:

Techie-Buzz Verdict

This is an awesome and simple tool. It’s fast too! Just set the shape, insert the URL click "Create". Your job is done! It also provides you an option to post to and share the collage with your friends. So, no fuss of opening another window for that. Overall, a really handy tool.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Cool!)

Cooliris Extension for Google Chrome

Cooliris the popular service which allows you to view images and videos as 3D slideshows on , , Safari, Flock and the iPhone, is now available for downloads for .


The Google Chrome Extension will allow you to view images from websites as 3D slideshows instead of the plain old boring way websites display it to you. Once you have installed the extension, click on the Cooliris icon in the toolbar to launch the photos from a website as a 3D slideshow. Depending on the number of images available, it might take a few seconds to load the 3D slideshow.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Cooliris has a proven record of turning boring images into really good slideshows. If you are bored and really want to enjoy the images you are viewing, give Cooliris a try.

The is 2.6MB, not sure why, but most likely it may be to display the slideshows.

Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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Google Image Search Users Don’t Like Watermarked Images

Watermarking images is a very popular way of thwarting image thefts. In the past, we have covered several and services which allow you to watermark images for free. However, if you are a webmaster, a recent post on the official Google webmaster blog might change your thoughts on watermarking your blog or website images.


Peter Linsley the product manager of Google Image search talks about some pros and cons of watermarking images.

Pros of watermarked images

  • Photographers can claim credit/be recognized for their art.
  • Unknown usage of the image is deterred.

Findings relevant to watermarked images (Cons)

  • Users prefer large, high-quality images (high-resolution, in-focus).
  • Users are more likely to click on quality thumbnails in search results. Quality pictures (again, high-res and in-focus) often look better at thumbnail size.
  • Distracting features such as loud watermarks, text over the image, and borders are likely to make the image look cluttered when reduced to thumbnail size.

Google Image Search like the regular Google Search is a huge traffic puller. The findings above or the cons of using watermarked images are definitely worth noting. The reasoning is also quite appropriate as images with watermarks are not that enticing when you actually view it in thumbnail format. However, these findings do not say that you should not watermark your images. Although, it is definitely worth knowing how users react to watermarked images.

Would you as a webmaster stop watermarking your images to get better search engine clicks in image search? It would be interesting to debate on this topic as image theft is rampant, however on the other hand every bit of search engine juice is always welcomed by a webmaster.

How To Convert Flickr Metadata to Lightroom And Photoshop Presets

When you click a photo in this digital age, a lot of information gets saved, it’s not only the light that you have captured. Almost all digital cameras these days save extra information with your pictures. This extra information gives details about the type of camera used, exposure provided, focal length, white balance, shutter speed, aperture and several other tidbits about the picture taken. This information is called EXIF data which stands for Exchangeable Image File Format.

flickr-logo The EXIF data also contains the RAW conversion settings, stored when a photographers digitally process their pictures. These RAW conversion settings can contain details such as brightness, contrast, vignettes, white balance, temperature and several other options that can totally transform the images. So, if you copy this data from one picture to another, you can actually, in some way, give the second picture a similar look’ like the first one.

Using this idea, photographer and web developer Joe Smalley created an easy to use tool that will allow you to give a particular look’ to a picture, sourcing the EXIF data from a Flickr photograph. This is how he explains the process:

After quickly getting tired of copying settings across manually, I developed a tool which will output a Lightroom or Photoshop preset file based on the metadata found for that Flickr photo. Simply enter the full URL of the photo into the tool below and you’re away!

It is limited to photos which have metadata publicly available. Also custom point tone curve information isn’t converted- as the Flickr metadata page unfortunately doesn’t show all it.

The tool can be used to create dramatic transformations of pictures. If the look of the downloaded preset doesn’t suit the picture well, you can always tweak each individual setting manually.

Note: If the preset downloads as plain text or in a txt file, simply change its extension/save it as .LRtemplate (for Lightroom) or .ACR (for photoshop)

Convert Flickr Metadata to Lightroom/Photoshop presets Save your favorite images found on the web is a web service which lets you easily save your favorite images found on the web. There are two simple ways to save images with If you are using Firefox, then you can install a simple Firefox extension. Once installed, right click on an image you like in a web page and choose ‘Save Image to’. A pop-up window will appear wherein you can add optional details like title, description and tags which help you organize and find images easily. also provides you with a bookmarklet. You can just drag the button to your bookmarks toolbar and save images to your account. It currently supports JPEG, GIF and PNG formats. It provides you with 100 MB of space with no limits on the file size.

Thumbnail Generator for Images

There are many times when you do not want to share original images you took from your trip, and instead just share smaller thumbnails so that no one copies and reuses your original images.


Thumbnail creator is a application, which will allow you to create thumbnails from a single image, or create thumbnails of all the images in a folder. Once you download and install the software, you can create thumbnails by clicking on the load button.

You can specify the height and width of the thumbnail and also add a watermark to the image. To process multiple images in a folder, you will have to click on the Batch process button.

The thumbnail images can be saved as either Bitmap or JPEG files.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Thumbnail generator allows you to generate thumbnails from multiple images inside a folder. In addition to that, it also allows you to add watermarks to your images to protect it further.

The only problem with this application is that it adds the watermark to the middle of the image, it would be good if it allowed to change the location of the image. Another interesting feature would be to allow for images/logos to be used as watermarks.

Ratings: 2.5/5 (Good)

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Browse and Upload Flickr Photos From Windows Explorer

is one of the most popular photo sharing website service. Many users upload photos to Flickr and share it with others. We came across a software which will allow you to access your Flickr Photos in Windows Explorer.

Flickr Drive is a Windows shell extension, which will allow you to browse, download and upload photos to Flickr from Windows Explorer.


Once you install the software, you will see a new system folder called Flickr Drivein the Other section of My Computer. Double click on the drive to bring up the authentication dialog for Flickr. In the first screen enter your Flickr username and choose whether you want to also include photos uploaded by your family and friends.

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Once you enter the username, you will be asked to authorize Flickr Drive with Flickr. Sign in to your account, and follow the series of steps to authorize the app. Once you have authorized it, come back to Windows explorer and click on the Done link.

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You can now browse the images from Flickr directly in My Computer like any other regular folder. You can also enlarge the image by clicking on them, it will use your default picture viewer to open the image.

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Creating new photosets and uploading images is also very easy. To create a New photoset in Flickr, just click on the New Photoset option in Windows explorer and give the folder a name. To upload images to the photoset, just copy paste the images to the folder. In addition to this you can also search images by tags.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Flickr Drive is one of the most awesome software you can use for Flickr. It makes it very easy to browse photos on Flickr. Along with that, it also makes it a piece of cake to create new photosets and upload photos to it.


If you are a Windows users who uses Flickr, Techie Buzz highly recommends Flickr drive. It also gets a stamp of from us.

Ratings: 5/5 (Awesome)

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Imageshack Desktop Photo Uploader

Imageshack is one of the most popular anonymous image sharing service where users can upload images and share them with others, without having to create a account. However, users still have to visit the website to upload images to Imageshack.


If you are looking for a desktop tool to upload images to Imageshack, you can use the Imageshack uploader, which is a application based on .


Once you have installed the software, you can drag and drop your images on the uploader area to upload the image to Imageshack. You don’t have to register or login to Imageshack.


Imageshack uploader also provides you with an option to crop/resize the images before uploading them online.

Also see: Localhostr Screenshot tool and uploader

Techie Buzz Verdict

Imageshack is widely used by forum users to upload and share images and screenshots. A desktop tool to upload images will definitely make things much more easier.

Imageshack uploader also store a history of all your uploaded images. You can easily view your history to find links to the images.

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Download Multiple Images From Google Image Search

There may be lots of times, when you use Google Image search to find and use images in our research and blog posts, but what if you want to download several images on a page at once? In such cases you might have to open each image, and then click on the link to view the original image before you can actually download it.

Multi Image Downloader is a and which will allow you to download multiple images from Google Image search at once, using a handy desktop interface.


To download all the images from Google search, you will need to copy the URL of the image search and paste it in the input box provided. If you want to start downloading images from the first page of the search results, make sure to add &start=0to the URL. The application will throw an error if the start parameter is missing from the URL.

Tip: If you only want to download stock images, checkout the options you can use to download copyright free images from Google Image search.

You can choose to download images from multiple pages, by changing the page counter and also select the type of images you want to download. Once you have selected the options, click on the Get Image linksbutton to begin scanning for images to be downloaded.

Also Read: Download and Save Images Quickly and Easily in Firefox 

The application will scan all the pages and show you the links for the images, you can double click on the URL to open it in a web browser. If you do not like a image, you can download it from the list by using the delete button. To download the images select the folder and click on the Download button.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Multi Image Downloader would be a really good software if it had an option to preview images within the software itself. Right now, you need to double click on the images to view them in a external web browser. A preview option would make it much more easier to choose images you want to download.

Another annoying thing about this app is that, it is set to stay on top, which means that it remains in front of other windows, even if another application is active. The only way to hide the download window, is to minimize it.

It would also be good if the developer would assume that start is 0, if it is missing, this would save users from having to type it out everytime they want to start downloading images from the first page.

We are going with a low rating for the software as it misses a much required preview pane, it would be really very useful once that feature is added to the app.

Techie Buzz Rating: 1.5/5 (Average)

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