Image Surfer Pro allows you to save a reference to image files you find on the web or networked file system. Connections are shown in the Image Surfer Pro application window, Which in turn has two parts:
The tree displays the image references in the form of a familiar directory tree. The directories represent the directories on the web server where the image was stored.
The Image Surfer Pro application is an Internet Explorer extension which interacts with Internet Explorer as a tool bar.
Image Surfer Pro also has a tool bar which allows you to manipulate the web pages displayed by Internet Explorer and the image fusker collection.
The tool bar is divided into three sections. The first section provides an interface to create, save, and open Fusker Collection files. The second group of buttons allows you to directly reference images on the web, add an image reference to the fusker collection, display web pages from your fusker collection, and grab copies of the referenced images. The final grouping of buttons provide a means of configuring your Image Surfer Pro preferences and accessing information on the web.
The use of the Image Surfer Pro interface is intended to feel familiar – much like the standard Internet Explorer Favorites Toolbar. However there are several significant differences in the web references stored in the Favorites toolbar and those stored in the Image Surfer Pro toolbar. While either interface can be used to store a reference to any type of file, Image Surfer Pro assumes the reference is to an image and that similar references are also valid. Through the Favorites interface you can access a single reference – a single image at a time. Through the Image Surfer Pro interface you can latterly access thousands of images at a time from different servers all across the World Wide Web.
Another significant difference between the fusker collection and the references in the favorites toolbar is the ability to save a group of common references in a fusker collection file and then switch between these fusker collections, share these fusker collections with other Image Surfer Pro users, and merge or append fusker collections of your friends.