On 30th August Linden Lab released a new version of the Second Life Viewer v4.0.8 (319143) via the Release Notes page on the Second Life Wiki and the good news is that it now comes with the Visual Outfit Browser where you can see thumbnail images of your outfits in your inventory.
Me > Appearance > Outfit Gallery
Right click the outfit folder to either upload a photo from your computer = L$10 or select a texture from your inventory (free) or take a snapshot L$10 for each outfit. The aspect ratio is 256×256 pixel image.
Ever think how nice it would be to see the different outfits you have collected in your inventory? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple thumbnail that you can easily see and select and change into? Well, now you can with our latest Viewer offering!
Introducing operation Visual Outfit Browser! You can now do all of the above with the ease of a customized snapshot tool found in your appearance floater. Simply download the latest Visual Outfit Browser Project Viewer, launch the Viewer, and in your Appearance floater, under the Outfit Gallery tab, you’ll find default thumbnails (currently coat hanger icons). You want to change into those outfits, pose, and then right click on the thumbnail and choose “Take a Snapshot.” It’s that easy! It does cost the usual L$10 per upload which is standard for all textures uploaded. But hey, can you really put a price on awesome?
On Monday 15th August Linden Lab announced that the new Second Life Marketplace Search went live and the new search comes with a “learning algorithm that will further improve search results with time – the more it’s used, the better it performs”.
In the new search “you can use boolean operators in search (AND, OR, NOT) for more specific searches”. The new system should now be faster and more robust than ever before when searching for stuff.
Ebbe Altberg has confirmed in a recent interview with Donnie SC Lygonis about a week ago that Project Sansar will be open “to the world” in January 2017. It’s great to hear that we now know the actual month for the opening of Project Sansar and that close to 5, 000 people have signed up so far to get access.
Ebbe Altberg mentioned in the interview that a few months ago those that tested Project Sansar gave it a high discomfort rating. Today there is a low discomfort rating and people now have a good experience.
Ebbe Altberg mentioned that Project Sansar will be around for decades once it opens to the public. The lab are adding more users to test Project Sansar in the months ahead and invitations are being sent out.