Anamorph Me! is a free, small software application that can read images in the most common formats (e.g. JPEG, BMP) and carry out a range of anamorphic transformations on them - including oblique, cylindical mirror and conical mirror. Please note that this software runs in Microsoft Windows operating systems only (however you may have luck with a Windows emulator in MacOS and Linux - do let me know if you make that work). Anamorph Me! is old software, for which I apologise, but it still does a good job. I have intentions to completely rewrite it in a cross-platform version, probably using Java, but I make no promises when that will happen.
With apologies to Leonardo, here are some sample output images:
(Source image of Mona Lisa is courtesy of Mark Harden's Artchive - www.artchive.com.)
To download the software, simply click on the following link:
and follow the directions given in the README file:
The User's Guide (PDF format, 1160 Kbytes):
If you do download and use the software, I'd appreciate an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can keep track of who is using it. I appreciate to receive samples of images that you create.
Anamorph Me! is made freely available for non-commercial purposes only. It is provided "as is" and is not warranted to be suitable for any particular purpose. For commercial use, please contact me.
Anamorph Me! is copyright © Phillip Kent, 2001.
If you like and value the software, I welcome your donations. The button below connects to PayPal, but other forms of payment are welcome. Again, please get in touch.
Technical information: Anamorph Me! is written using Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 and is based on the (discontinued) C++ class library paintlib.
Anamorph Me! offers only limited manipulation functions for images. For standard operations such as cropping, changing brightness, contrast and colours, and advanced printing, you'll need an image manipulation package. Assuming that you don't have, and don't want to buy, commercial software (such as Photoshop), take a looking at the following free alternatives.
IrfanView is an extremely good basic image viewer and editor for Windows operating systems. Download from www.irfanview.com .
The GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP, is a fully-featured image manipulation package (similar in scope to Photoshop) which is freely-distributed and open source.
A huge number of transformation algorithms are implemented in The GIMP. Located in the Filters > Distorts menu is "Polar Coordinates", with which you can do approximate mirror-cylindrical transformations, like this software does, and also do inverse transformations from polar to rectangular coordinates.
The GIMP home page is www.gimp.org .
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This page was updated 13 January 2012.
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