From their offices in Belgium,
eX-cinder announced that a beta version of their Plasticom application is now available for Mac OS X v10.3 (Panther). It allows a surgeon to work with a patient before plastic surgery and create a visual approximation of how he or she will look afterward.
Plasticom is based on Morph Age 2.0, which allows you to drag and drop digital images into a window and contort them to your liking. You can translate and rotate curves, use Bézier splines for better control, synchronize moves with the Option key, constrain changes to certain contours, and zoom in for more precise control and accuracy at the sub-pixel level. You can undo and redo actions as many times as you want and preview your changes in real-time.
The software supports a variety of image formats, including TIFF, PDF, GIF, and JPEG, for input and TIFF, PNG, and JPEG for output. The Beta can be downloaded from the eX-cinder Web site until the end of February and the full version will be released later in the year.