jQuery Roundup: jquery.snipe, Photobooth.js, jHERE

2012-12-04 00:00:00 +0000 by Alex R. Young
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jquery.snipe showing two images, one black and white.

jquery.snipe (GitHub: RayFranco / jquery.snipe, License: Apache 2.0, Component: RayFranco/jquery.snipe) by Franco Bouly shows a pleasing lens effect over images that follows the mouse. The "zoom" image is separate, so effects can be created -- Franco's examples have black and white images with a colour image for the zoom.

Note that Franco's example image is slightly risqué -- it's perfectly safe for work in the DailyJS office but it might not be elsewhere.


Photobooth.js (GitHub: WolframHempel / photobooth-js, License: BSD) by Wolfram Hempel is an API for working with webcams. It currently works in recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Opera -- browsers that support navigator.getUserMedia. It can be used like a class or through jQuery. It supports hue, saturation, and brightness adjustments and image resizing.


jHERE displaying a route using KML.

jHERE (GitHub: mmarcon / jhere, License: MIT) by Massimiliano Marcon is a jQuery and Zepto API for working with maps. It supports markers, KML (Keyhole Markup Language), and heatmaps.

The map service used is Here from Nokia.