FireShot – screenshot editor for Firefox

Screen shots are a huge part of my workflow, especially for library instruction handouts. Mac OS has always featured an elegant keyboard shortcut + diagonal drag method for grabbing screen shots, while the Windows routine has been the print screen button + paste + cropping every single shot.

Clearly cropping is a big time waster. I was a fan of Snapper, a Firefox extension that used a Mac-like diagonal drag. Sadly, Snapper hasn’t been updated to work with the new versions of Firefox. Happily, I just found FireShot !

FireShot has the added coolness of a text editor and drawing tools, so you can embed captions & pointers in your graphic. It even makes the camera clicky noise I like so much on my Mac. Yay!

Check it out: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5648

  • Free: Yes
  • Sign up: No

PicLens – immersive photo viewer

PicLens is a Firefox add-on from Cooliris that transforms online photo viewing into a fully immersive 3-D experience. Seemless integration with Facebook and Flickr (and other photo sites) takes this from curiosity to necessity within seconds.

Check it out: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579

  • Free: Yes
  • Sign up: No

Read more about it: http://cooliris.com/site/firefox/