Date Added: Jul 2012
The term "Morphing" is used to describe the combination of generalized image warping with a cross-dissolve between image elements. The term is derived from "Image metamorphosis". Morphing is an image processing technique typically used as an animation tool for the metamorphosis from one image to another. The idea is to specify a warp that distorts the first image into the second. Its inverse will distort the second image into the first. As the metamorphosis proceeds, the first image is gradually distorted and is faded out, while the second image starts out totally distorted toward the first and is faded in. Thus, the early images in the sequence are much like the first source image.