PicLens is seriously one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a fullscreen 3D image browsing plugin for Firefox (and its derivative, Flock), Internet Explorer, and Safari that finds pictures on certain websites and displays them in a Windows Media Center looking interface, where you can select pictures, start a slideshow, and generally bask in the 3D goodness of scrolling through hundreds of pictures at top speed. All the pictures are displayed in a huge wall, and you can control the zoom level with the mouse wheel. Hold down one of the arrow keys and watch the wall fly by, unless there’s only a few pictures, in which case it doesn’t do much of anything.
A good place to try it out is Flickr or Google Image Search. With those, it’s not even limited to the pictures on a given page. It’ll automagically grab pictures from the next pages (in other words, I was able to view my entire Flickr archive simply by going to the first page in it). Serious awesomeness, but I suppose it’s really only good if you have a decent Internet connection. With dial-up, you’ll probably be waiting forever for the pictures to load.
Anyways, here are a few screenshots for you to chew on, all using pictures from my Flickr account.