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Morphing Images in GIMP by fence-post Morphing Images in GIMP by fence-post
This is just a resubmittal of a tutorial that I recently posted. What's with DA not allowing you to edit a deviation and add a downloadable file that was previously non-existant? Am I missing something?

*Click on the image to see the animation if it's not moving already*

I figured out how to morph some images in GIMP GAP (GIMP Animation Package) using a little-known morph tool. GAP can be a difficult animal, but the really cool thing about this particular tool, is that everything is handled by the Morph tool, rather than having to do a lot of pre-processing. Give it a look and you'll see how easy it really is!

At any rate, the only difference in this submittal is that you no longer have to view this tutorial on another site. I've prepared the tutorial in an htm version so you can download it to your computer and work on it at your leisure. Just click on the Download to Desktop Button, double-click the zip file and save the file folder and htm file to a convenient location. Double-click the html file and you're in business.

Hope you have fun with it and learn something in the process.

Comments, criticisms, and questions are always welcomed.

Happy GIMPing!

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kx5h Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Got it right the first time I tried it. Used a lot of control points and the results were very smooth. Really enjoyed it.
w4wy4w Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Just Amazing!
nikolailiev Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
where can I see the tutorial?[link]
RobertGusa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Writer
I may be interested in communicating with someone who's good at using morphing software artistically.

I'm a co-writer of a novel and need some good quality character graphics for the story's web site. I'm thinking that maybe morphed graphics might work... maybe.

If you can't help, can you please get me in touch with someone who can?


Temporary Story site

1st experimental trailer
2nd experimental trailer

Serious artists can find the site at,
DrMusic2-1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
That's a good morph.
nameinvalid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Got any advice on how to use GIMP + morphing, so as to make a smoother animated GIF-loop, with abstract patterns? I have several amateur animated GIFs, and want to figure out a way to make a smooth/morphed transition between the last frame and first frame. I use Linux, not Windows, and it's a bit difficult using the rather too technical apps which Linux has available. I have a legal Windows XP install, but I don't want to constantly boot back and forth between Linux and XP in order to make one final image. My GIFs often feature abstract random patterns often found in nature, like waves in water, and I'm wondering how to set control points, etc. I have never morphed anything to date, but will probably start soon.
iamb69 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
this is wonderful ^^ thanks![link]
Sigma-the-Enigma Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I made the Alpha channel but I still can't morph, what's wrong?
jPax Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Thank you!. Very useful this tutorial. I'm using Ubuntu, so I just had to install GAP with "sudo apt-get install gimp-gap", and follow your tutorial, and voila.

I have some ultrasound images (my wife is pregnant) and its amazing to see my child growing up inside with this morphing tool.


Tomorrow is our 4th gineco's visit, I'll upload my gif :D
mikethedj4 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is much easier with Sqirlz Morph
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