Chrome: If you frequently search for image files when you encounter new animals, foods, and other words you can save time by installing Image Dictionary, a Chrome extension that can automatically display Wikipedia images for a word using a mouse clicks. More »
Google Drive got a few updates today, in the form of an official "Save to Drive" Chrome extension and a few new features to images stored in your Drive. More »
If you want to to find out more about an image posted on a website in the Chrome browser, your best bet is to either right-click it and use the inspect element context menu option to do so, or to download it to the local computer to analyze it locally.
Inspect element reveals some information about the selected image, including the image’s width and height. What you do not get are additional information, like the file size or mime type.
Image Properties Context Menu is a Google Chrome extension that adds another look-up method to the web browser. The extension adds an Image Properties entry to the image right-click context menu. A selection of that context menu opens the image’s properties in a popup window.
Information displayed in the popup window are the image’s size and dimensions, the location it was found on, the path on the web server, as well as alternate text information and the image’s mime type. The image is also shown in the window. Very large images are shown in full size, with a zoom in and out slider available to adjust the size of it in the image properties window.
Up to two links are displayed in the window as well. First a link to display the data uri, and second a link to display the image’s EXIF data. The latter are only displayed if available obviously.
The Chrome extension is similar in functionality to Firefox’s View Image Feature which displays similar information in the browser when triggered. The native Firefox feature does not link to or display EXIF or Data Uri information though.
Chrome users who switched from Firefox might want to give Image Properties Context Menu if they have used the feature in Firefox, and somewhat missed it in the Chrome browser. The inclusion of EXIF information should make this extension interesting for Chrome users who’d like to find out more about an image or photo that has been posted on the web. While not available for every image, it can reveal interesting information like the location the photo was taken, or the program it has been edited in.
Chrome: If you have a web site or business, or just want a logo to identify yourself on social networks, Logo Maker is a Chrome add-on that gives you a canvas you can use to add and scale an image, apply text under it, and then export it as a PNG that you can add to your web site or upload as a profile pic, all without installing an image editor. More »
Gmail added drag-and-drop image insertion last year, but they've pumped up Gmail's image-sharing features even more today by adding clipboard support. Now, if you've copied an image from somewhere, you can paste it right into Gmail's Compose window to send it. This currently only works in Google Chrome, though Google says they hope to add it to other browsers soon. [Official Gmail Blog] More »
Chrome only: One of the many things new users learn about Chrome, fairly quickly, is that right-clicking on images doesn't offer a "Properties" option. Get back your simple image information window with the Image Properties Context Menu extension. More »
Open your pictures folder, select a few images, and drag them onto a DropMocks tab in a supported browser (Firefox 4 or Chrome 6 or 7). Once the upload is complete, you'll receive a short(ish) URL to share with your friends.
Multiple images are supported as well. Drag in 5 or 6 favorites, and DropMocks attaches them all to the same URL.
No account is required to use DropMocks, but if you do want to keep tabs on multiple uploads all you need to do is sign in with your Google account. It's also totally free to use, at least for the time being.
DropMocks is about as easy as it gets when it comes to sharing photos between your desktop and the web, and it's well worth adding to your bookmarks. It's certainly earned a place in mine.