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Morph Man '95
(formerly HiJaak Morph)

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Type of Program: Image Transformer/AVI Maker
Supported Platforms: Windows 95
Company Name: Stoik Software Ltd.
Version: 1.1
Price: free
Installed size: 1.5M


If "morphologic transformation" isn't easy to say, it sure it easy to do with Morph Man '95. This clever image-transformer provides simple static-morph functions. This lets you easily create a series of images that transition from one to the next, smoothly changing -- until your "source" image has morphed, and becomes your "target" image.

All you do is select two images, a before (source) and after (target). You can draw corresponding points in both pictures, and Morph Man '95 ensures that every selected point or line in the source image will be transformed to its selected counterpart in the target image (if you select nothing, the program "guesses" for you when you're ready to start the morph function) You can select how many frames to produce (the more frames used will result in smooother transition, but it'll take longer to create). Then, just click Go, and you're off. The resulting morph sequences can be saved as individual picture files (in JPEG, TIFF, TARGA, PCX, GIF or BMP format), or save the whole morph sequence as an AVI (animated movie) file.

This program's interface is almost self-explanatory, even if you know nothing about graphics or graphics tools -- but the resident Help file is quite helpful, and you'll have a blast experimenting.

Morph Man '95 is the scaled-down freeware version of the more fully featured shareware tool , Morph Man 2, which features dynamic morphing, with sound and video editing, plus video capture. The shareware version is reviewed separately here.

Morph Man '95 is not currently supported at the product web site, but it's trouble free and creates fun, simple morphs. If you're interested in more morphing and video features, you'll have to morph on up to Morph Man 2.

User Friendly:
Cost: (free)
Ease of Installation:
Support: none
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell
ICQ # 9407183

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