Morpheus Photo Morpher
Morpheus Photo Morpher is an advanced software utility designed to help you morph pictures into different images. It features customization options for the image size, quality, total frames, and other aspects.
Load two images to start a morphing project
After a brief and uncomplicated setup operation, you are welcomed by a large window that with a wizard dialog for creating a new morph layout either from scratch or by using one of the samples provided.
The tool offers support for a wide array of file types, including PSD, GIF, HDR, JPG, PNG, RAS, TGA, ICO, TIF, AVI, MPEG, WMV and ASF. You can indicate the two photographs you want to focus on, and then view them side by side in the main app window.
Add and adjust points for morphing accuracy
Morpheus Photo Morpher asks you to place dots in the images, which will be used as reference points in developing smoother transitions for the morphing process.
The points can be seamlessly adjusted with the mouse cursor, and you can pan with the mouse as well as zoom in and out. This may take a while but it ensures improved results.
Preview the timeline, manage frames, and customize settings
The morph timeline can be previewed in a smaller window next to the two images, where you can cycle through each frame to inspect the transition and figure out what tweaks you have to make, such as deleting frames, creating key frames, or adding new morphs. Buttons for undoing and redoing your actions are available.
It's possible to change the timeline's frame size, total frames, number of frames to hold for at start and end, presentation duration, and time to hold at start and end.
Render the timeline and configure video options
The project can be rendered to file with the AVI (compressed or uncompressed), SWF, animated GIF, PNG, JPEG, TIF, BMP, TGA or XPM format. As far as video compression settings are concerned, you can pick the compressor, codec quality, together with the target data rate and key frame rate.
You can personalize the background color, smoothen the pixels, remove triangles that touch the corners, and select the elements to include in the rendering when it comes to the starting and ending pictures, dots, lines, and triangles.
Furthermore, Morpheus Photo Morpher can be asked to generate a companion HTML file with the clip, open the file on render completion, morph the alpha channel, or set the render speed, FPS, direction and looping mode. The image quality may be tweaked too.
Share the new file on various platforms
After the project is rendered, you can share it on YouTube or Photobucket account, or anonymously upload it to the developer's website, in order to post it on Facebook, Blogger and other services. The program also lets you send the new file as an email attachment.
Evaluation and conclusion
The program worked smoothly in our tests, without triggering the OS to hang, crash or prompt error dialogs. It rendered timelines swiftly while remaining light on system resources consumption, using low CPU and RAM.
All in all, Morpheus Photo Morpher comes loaded with powerful and rather intuitive options to help you create animations and video clips which contain an image morphing into another image, backed by practical configuration settings for all user levels.
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