Corel’s new PhotoMirage desktop app lets you turn any still image into an animated movie
Creating video is a time-consuming business, but Corel is keeping things simple with PhotoMirage. The app enables you to add cinemagraph-style looped motion effects to an image. Rather than having to feed it a video clip or series of blended image, it uses a drag-and-drop interface which can be applied to a single JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP or raw file. Add Motion Arrows to define the areas you want to animate and protect the static parts with Anchor Points – that’s pretty much it.