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google image slideshow

option to display image search results as slideshow
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ex: search for "bijin-ga" to get a few dozen results. but to view each, one must click on the first, then click for full-size image, the click back, and back again, then on the second thumbnail, etc.

sure would be nice to click slideshow, to get the full-size image displayed, clicking each fullsize image to go to the next.

cant it be javascripted by a proxy google frontend? hell of a good way to serve a boatload of ads!

gnormal, Oct 24 2002

Google Web APIs http://www.google.com/apis/
Google has an SDK for developers, so this is eminently bakeable [krelnik, Oct 25 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

(??) Google viewer http://labs.google.com/gviewer.html
Does a slideshow of webpages. [kropotkin, Oct 04 2004]

Blogger play http://play.blogger.com/
Displays all images being uploaded to blogger [Klaatu, Jun 14 2008]

PicLenes http://www.piclens.com/
Grate add on for browsing no linux suport yet though [dev45, Jun 16 2008]

Slashdot story http://tech.slashdo...id=08/05/27/1643258
VueStar has threatened to sue websites that use pictures or graphics to link to another page [xaviergisz, Jun 16 2008]

Google Image Search Slideshow http://slideshow.zmpgroup.com/
Baked, though not on Google proper [waxpancake, Dec 19 2008]

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       Ya gotta love this.
waugsqueke, Oct 25 2002

       Hmmm. I do need a .NET project to play with and this sounds like a good one. Now to come up with the necessary spare time. I suppose that would mean quitting the halfbakery...never mind. (+)
half, Oct 25 2002

       And even for us "lo techies" this is understandable and highly desireable. +
blissmiss, Oct 25 2002

       I submitted this to Google's suggestions email box.
waugsqueke, Oct 25 2002

       half, what is "(+)"? ive never seen it. did you just moon me?
gnormal, Oct 25 2002

       Nah, you just got given a croissant. Here, have another.
madradish, Oct 26 2002

       improvement: click here to download a dynamically composed on-the-fly pdf of <thumbnails>, or <highest available res (printable)> images.
gnormal, Jan 20 2003

       Google's experimental viewer does a slideshow of webpages that come up as search results, but it doesn't do it for images, or at least not yet - maybe this isn't far away from being baked. (See link.)
kropotkin, Jan 20 2003

       2008... still no sign.
wagster, Jun 14 2008

       //2008... still no sign// actually it looks like there are several websites that do this. For example google the keywords: 'image' 'search' 'result' 'slideshow' and the first 4 results are implementations of this idea.
xaviergisz, Jun 16 2008

       use PicLens add-on for Firefox
dev45, Jun 16 2008

       [xaviergisz], any chance prior art litigation?
4whom, Jun 16 2008

       //any chance prior art litigation//   

       I'm not quite sure what the question is, but I'll give it a shot.   

       If gnormal got a patent for this idea (in 2002) he might be able to make them pull down their websites. I don't think any of them are making much money out of this idea though (so any infringement damages would be outweighed by legal costs).   

       Now that I think about it, I think there was a news story last month about a company threatening lawsuits over a very similar invention... I'll see if I can find it.
xaviergisz, Jun 16 2008

       Prior art does not require previous patent application, only previous publication of the claims? If anything it would nullify the claims of the litigants mentioned previously.
4whom, Jun 16 2008

       hmm, I'm having trouble understanding your question.   

       Yes publications (including websites) can be used to invalidate a patent. Sometimes it can be tricky to use an internet publication as prior art because: a) the publication date of a website is often not clear; and b) internet publications often don't have enough information to be considered an 'enabling disclosure'.
xaviergisz, Jun 16 2008


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