Ginipic (via Instant Fundas) is a desktop image search application that provides an easy to use interface to search for images on various websites and even local pictures.The image search supports sites like Flickr, Facebook, Deviant Art, SmugMug, Photobucket or Google, Live Search and Yahoo. The interface can be docked to the side of the desktop or independently as a window. It is possible to select one source for images or search all of the locations at once. The image search application will display 18 preview images per page in normal state and a lot more when maximizing the window. A total of 190 thumbnail images are displayed on a 24" monitor running on a resolution of 1920x1200.
A click on a preview thumbnail will open a preview window containing additional information like size, title or format of the selected image. Size buttons on the bottom will load the image in different sizes. These size buttons are automatically adjusted depending on the original size of the image. The same toolbar contains buttons to save the image to the local computer, view it in the original context (which will open the image in the default web browser), set it as the desktop background, copy or share it.
Ginipic is an excellent image search engine that can be used to search for images on multiple image hosting sites including some of the best places to download wallpapers from like Deviant Art or Flickr. The application is a bit heavy on the resource side of things but since it does not have to be running all the time in the background it does not matter that much.
Update: The program is still available and fully compatible with recent versions of the Windows operating system.Advertisement
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