eX-cinder has released Morph Age, a Mac OS X consumer application for image distortion. It lets you warp and deform images, such as faces, and save the results to a QuickTime movie.
Morph Age works by allowing you to define warp curves on the original image. Any change made on the target warp curves is reflected on the resulting image through the corresponding distortion effect.
The software can animate warp curves independently. This means that different parts of the image move at different times; the eyes, then the ears, then the mouth, etc. Animation effects are also offered, including springy, accelerated, and decelerated. Morph Age provides real time previewing when using the Live Update mode, so that you can quickly and easily prototype the transformation, according to Raphael Sebbe, creator of Morph Age. And there’s unlimited undoes and redoes.
Input image formats are TIFF, PDF, .GIF, and .JPEG; output formats are TIFF and QuickTime. Morph Age costs US$20.