Software Development

Popims Animator: The Right Tool for the Job?

Conclusions thus far

It turns out that the "Baby-DG" image is not completely lost. It's still there in the first window and can be separated back out with a simple click of the proper icon.

So far, I am not impressed. Between the obvious bugs and quirks that seem easily fixable and the readily evident lack of functionality at the most basic level, I'm not entirely encouraged by this particular piece of freeware. Were it not for the fact that I had this review to write, I wouldn't have bothered going any further. The original program I started with, SmartMorph, was very similar, but so much more reliable and simpler to use. In the amount of time it has taken me to work through the quirks of Popims Animator, I had already morphed these two images together into a four second animated gif.

5 comments
dohertyd
dohertyd

Well looks like Popims is not the way to go... Is SmartMorph the BEST free morpher out there? How about if you were willing to pay - say up to $50 when what should be best?

jaymajor
jaymajor

PC-only?! Can't be much of a design program then. ;-) (Great review, Kirk!)

kirkstarr
kirkstarr

Well Jay, you are right though it's been pointed out to me that lotsa Mac users 'round here run Windows using Boot Camp. To those people I say: find a different morphing program. Even if you can use this, you really don't want to. Blech.

yobtaf
yobtaf

Apparently you don't realize that most of the Mac users on this sit, run Windows under Boot Camp.

kirkstarr
kirkstarr

I hadn't thought of that, thanks. Most of the Mac users I know personally have no desire to run Windows at all. :)