Photo Morphing software

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by amccallum1, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. amccallum1 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2009
    Years ago, photo 'morphing' software was all the rage. You'd take a photo of your mother, for example, and a photo of a cat, draw bounding points on both, and the software would churn out a n image of a compound mom-cat -- or several of them in graduated progress between mom and cat.

    I guess the same principle is used in animation software to produce a series of frames between any two (or more) static images.

    I haven't thought about it in ages, and just googled "photo (morph,morphing) software mac" with no good results.

    Surely morphing hasn't been un-invented; with today's powerful computers, morphing software should be easier to run and more attractive than ever. What's happened to it? Has it become a plug-in for Photoshop? A standard feature in other editing software?

    Any pointers gratefully received....
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    I'm curious: What was "no good" about the four results in your search?
  3. The Bad Guy macrumors 65816

    The Bad Guy

    Oct 2, 2007
    It was deemed to be crap and remains as such...
  4. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    LOL! Where was this deemed?
  5. amccallum1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2009
    Thank you for your curiosity. The standard and correct reading in English of "with no good results" is that there were no results that were good, not that there were results that were 'no good'.

    The results were not good because they were sparse. As I'm sure you have found, software tends to generate discussion across the internet in proportion to its potential usefulness and perceived quality, as users post reviews and ad-hoc comments about aspects of its functionality. The software that my search revealed had barely been discussed; the few mentions and/or reviews tended to be obvious puff-pieces written by or for the producers themselves.

    I tended to conclude that -- as The Bad Guy seems to have confirmed -- the software was all such utter crap that nobody could find anything worth saying about it. Unfortunately though, nobody could even be bothered to say that.

    That is why the results of my search were not good: they were inconclusive -- insufficient to help me get a sense of the usefulness and quality of the software that it revealed.

    Thank you The Bad Guy for contributing.
  6. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Norkross Morphx is like a couple of bucks in the MAS. Nothing special, sorta like a QT version of an animated GIF. If you want just a still image, then layers and masking in any graphics program should do the trick.

    A more pro app is Morph Age by Creaceed; they have a demo. I use some of their other software and it's quite good (HDR software and scanning/deskewing software). There might also be some apps out there.
  7. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    I used Norkross Morphx to create a movie of my son growing from infancy to adulthood using a sequence of photos of him sitting in the same chair over the years. Worked fantastically and easily worth the $2 cost. I'd gladly have paid much more.

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