The folks at Footnote.com have made several improvements to the system today. The changes include:
A revamped viewer
It looks similar to the old viewer, but has an all new back end that is faster, smoother and does a better job with large images. It also allows everyone to get to existing connections or make connections in the viewer, share images (including all-access members sharing free access to premium images). It also supports smaller monitors.
Improvements in the Gallery
The main addition here is the ability to rearrange items in the main gallery or in an individual collection.
A baby step toward a new search
As previously announced, Footnote.com will replace the old search engine with an all-new design. The first step of that was implemented today, although most users probably won't notice a difference. The changes implemented today include a search that will do an "and" search by default.
It also will do some simple stemming. For instance, when searching for the word "president" it will also search for "presidents" (with an "s") and vice-versa.
Once these simple changes are tested for a while, extensive changes will be added.
You can test all this yourself at http://www.footnote.com.