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Beautifully animated. Simply uncomplicated. Blur the line between photo and video with images that twist, twirl and flow. Let the magic of PhotoMirageTM effortlessly transform any image into a mesmerizing animation in a matter of minutes. Drag and drop Motion Arrows in the direction you want your image to move, and plot Anchor Points around the areas you want kept still. Bring it altogether with a preview to watch your photo come to life! Whether you want to boost social engagement, drive results on the web, or simply have fun with photos, PhotoMirage is your key to creating awe-inspiring photo animations that captivate, engage and transfix.
Animation tools Determine what moves and what stays still in your image with easy-to-use animation tools. Click, drag and drop Motion Arrows in the direction you want your image to move. Plot Anchor Points around the areas you want to keep still. Adjust desired speed with an easy slider control, then hit Play to watch your photo come to life!
Support for popular photo and video formats Start with a JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, or RAW photo, and finish with a WMV, MP4 or GIF. PhotoMirageTM supports a broad selection of input formats making it easy to animate any photo. Choose from popular video and image file types when saving, so your photo animation plays nearly anywhere. Enjoy a smooth finished product with 60 frames per second output, and ultra high definition resolution with support for 4K.
Share to social media, email or web Share your photo animations with family, friends and the world! It's easy to export for various social and sharing platforms including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, SmugMug, Flickr, Google Photo, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. Plus, you can also share through email and the PhotoMirage user gallery. Choose the Custom export option for control over size, animation duration, quality, and more.
Easy ways to start and learn Getting started with PhotoMirage is quick and easy—and becoming an expert is too! A Welcome Guide packed with helpful video tutorials and other learning content will greet you when you launch your application. Or, if you just want to start creating right away, simply drag and drop your image into PhotoMirage's workspace and you're ready to go.
Smart Photo Fix Let PhotoMirage adjust brightness, highlights, shadows and more, for a perfect photo. Choose Smart Photo Fix and PhotoMirage will automatically apply a series of color balancing and sharpening corrections to bring out the best in your image.
Visibility Layers Keep things easy with Visibility Layers. Show or hide different elements of your photo animation project, like your background image, masked area, crop box, Anchor Points and Motion Arrows, so you can see what you are working on more clearly.
Crop Crop your image to the size you want, before, during or after animating it. A handy Crop tool lets you easily remove unwanted edges for a perfectly composed photo animation. Crop, undo, and change the crop area as you like—PhotoMirage is non-destructive, so your original image file isn't affected.
Preview After you've plotted your Anchor Points and Motion Arrows, simply hit Play to watch your photo transform into a looping animation. Click the Stop button to go back and make further edits if needed, or to adjust the speed of your loop. Preview your refinements as many times as you want until your photo animation is just right.
Selection tools Move and manipulate points on your photo animation with friendly, intuitive selection tools. Use the Select tool or Freehand Select tool to select Motion Arrows and Anchor Points that you want to move, rotate, or delete.
Mask Brush over areas you don't want to animate in your image with the Mask tool. It’s a natural alternative to using Anchor Points to keep areas still. For fine tuning, adjust the brush size and feather the mask edges with an easy slider control.
User interface themes Customize your PhotoMirageTM interface with color themes. Choose Arctic Silver or Midnight Black from the User Interface menu. Switch back and forth to your heart’s content.
Pan and Zoom Get a better look! Zoom in on an image to plot Anchor Points and Motion Arrows more precisely, and use Pan to move around your image without adjusting magnification. Zoom back out when you are ready to see your whole image again.
Non-destructive editing Saving your photo animation in PhotoMirage's native .cpm file format means you can always come back to edit a project at a later time. Made a mistake? No problem. Undo and redo until you get your photo animation just right.
Autosave PhotoMirage automatically saves a backup of your active project, giving you piece of mind in the event of a power failure or system crash, so that you won't have to start all over again if you forgot to save.
Reasons to Buy
Create mesmerizing photo animations Transform any static image into a captivating animation in three simple steps. Drag and drop Motion Arrows in the direction you want your image to move, and plot Anchor Points around the areas you want to keep still. Bring it altogether with a preview to watch your photo come to life.
Boost engagement on social and drive results on the web Stand out from the crowd with awe-inspiring photo animations for the visual web. With PhotoMirageTM, it's easy to create photo animations for popular social and sharing sites like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Snapchat. Let PhotoMirage automatically set the size, loop duration, quality, and more, so your creations are ready to upload to your favorite platforms with minimal effort and mind-blowing results.
Get professional-looking photo animations in minutes You don’t need to be an expert to create polished photo animations that impress. Simply find an image you want to animate and experiment with the intuitive toolset until you’re happy with the end result. Or browse video tutorials in PhotoMirage’s Welcome Guide to quickly learn the three-step process. It’s that easy!
Indulge in an addictively fun creative process Get lost in the process of creating the perfect animation from one of your favorite photos. Crop, mask, and enhance your image before adding movement. Experiment, refine and perfect your photo until you have a seamless looping animation. Transform your images into something extraordinary, with complete creative control.
Enjoy support for popular photo and video formats PhotoMirage makes it easy to animate almost any photo with an extensive selection of supported formats. Choose from popular video and image file types when saving, so your photo animation will play nearly anywhere. Start with a JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, or RAW photo, and finish with a WMV, MP4 or GIF. Enjoy a smooth finished product with 60 frames per second output, and ultra high definition resolution with support for 4K.
Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 with the latest service pack (64-bit or 32-bit editions).
Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or faster processor
Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for Full HD/4K output support
2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended for 2K/4K project preview and output support)
500 MB of available hard-disk space required (1 GB recommended)
1280 x 768 resolution with 16-bit colour display (1366 x 768 resolution with 24-bit or higher color display recommended). Up to 250 DPI supported with appropriate resolution display
DirectX 9 or higher compatible video adapter with the latest driver
Internet Explorer version 10 or higher
Internet connection required for online features and tutorial videos
**HEVC (available in full/trial PhotoMirage version only) requires Windows 10, supporting PC hardware or graphics card and Microsoft HEVC video extension installed. ***WMV is available in full/trial PhotoMirage version only