By Norrkross Software
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Use Norrkross MorphX for calculating images or movies where one image transforms into another. Simply drag 2 images to the document window, drag a few lines to indicate similar areas and Norrkross MorphX calculates images so that it looks like the first image magically is transformed into the other. You can save the morph as as still image snapshot or as a full animated QuickTime movie.
What's New in Version 2.11
Support for Lion
A simple, no frills mophing tool
Rapidly morphs images on a dual quad core xeon processor MacPro with 160MB RAM. Created a movie file quickly. The movie window comes up and there you will find the preferences for the generated movie. Reminds me of and old 16-bit program called "Morph" (at least I think that was the name) that had about the same features. Sure enough it turns out that it is a 16-bit app as well. Hmm. Anyway, it has not crashed yet but I have yet to try two large images with a complex/dense point mapping. That is what used to crash that old program but it had been around since the "Classic Mac OS". I'm going to try out another Morphing program that costs a bit more to see if there are more features. There is one for $150 but I'm not paying that much for just a personal use morphing tool. Let's get real.
Very Limited Feature Set
I cannot seem to find anywhere a way of contacting Norrcross Software, so hopefully they will see this. It's VERY annoying when zooming in that the pan resets to the lower-left instead of remaining in the same place. I don't see anywhere how I can set more than 5 progression steps for a morph. Zoom and pan cannot be done while drawing lines, so you either need to break them up into separate segments or forfeit accuracy (meaning more time manually editing lines after they're drawn). Tracking of line endpoints while editing lines is awful, with vertices often disconnecting between adjacent lines when dragging. Clicking on line endpoints to move them often ends up misinterpreting the action causing a new line to be added instead of selecting the node intended to be clicked on. So-called "Help" is practically non-existent. The saying of "you get what you pay for" holds very true for this software. $2 wasted here.
Works great and is very inexpensive
I took photographs of my son growing up (infancy to adulthood) in the same pose sitting in a chair. (Kodak had an advertising campaign in the 60's where they showed a montage of a child growing up standing by a door and that was my inspiration.) I bought this program to morph between the images. I had it make a two second movie between each pair of images. I then combined all of the clips with the image stills in Final Cut Pro X. The results were fantastic!
I would have gladly paid 10x the price, or more, for this. Easy to use and great results.