Editors' reviewImage-editing tools usually fall into either the serious or fun categories. This one sits squarely in the latter. Deformer includes a range of tools that let you elongate, expand, shrink, and otherwise distort specific areas of digital images. Although there are a lot of tools, the differences in their effects aren't always apparent, and they lack precision, with each separated into small, medium, and large areas of effect.
Differently distorted versions of the same image can be added to a timeline, and the results can be exported as full or compressed AVI. animated GIF, or single image. The interface also conveys the idea of fun, with big icons for buttons. Unfortunately, the icons aren't all that intuitive, but a decent help file can be found under the Options button.
Multitaskers will find the full-screen interface annoying, as will anyone trying to quit the program. The exit button is only available from a single screen, accessible by hitting the finish button. Deformer offers some amusing possibilities that would be especially fun for children, but its interface could use some tweaking.
Animated Avatars in just a few Clicks! Make a unique animated avatar by applying visual effects to an image. Choose from as many as 23 unique image effects such as Explosions, Collapses, Ripples, Pixel Storm, Waves, and so on to create an avatar like no others. Surreal Sceneries. STOIK Deformer is not limited to avatars and movie flicks. You can use it for serious artwork, producing stunning surreal landscapes, collages or human pictures. Just browse through the list of special effects to see what STOIK Deformer can do to a picture - in real time! Faster and Better. The reworked image transformation engine allows STOIK Deformer to apply transformations and produce animations in real time, no matter what kind of special effect you have in mind or how big your source image is. Produce Still Images, Movies, Flicks or Animated GIFs. STOIK Deformer can produce still images in a variety of formats, make movies in WMV format, or create animated GIF files that can be perfect avatars on blogs, forums and social networks. The avatars produced by Deformer are truly unique - you won't stumble upon a similar one unless they use Deformer, too. More Deformation Tools. The upgraded Deformer incorporates a host of new visual transformation tools including the famous real-time plasticity filters such as Explosions, Collapses, Ripples, Pixel Storm, etc. The selection of classic effects is still there, including Whirls, Waves and many others.
What's new in this version:
New engine. Windows 7 support.