Moving Pictures: Animating Still Images

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We present a means of developing digital image transformations that allow a still image to be turned into a short and visually pleasing animation. Rather than manually altering successive frames to create the illusion of motion, the method presented here requires only the input of a few parameters for each transformation. To implement this work, we have built a library of composable functions that stream e the process of turning still images into novel animations. Examples include manipulation of contrast, intensity, and colors of pixels, as well as warps of contours, positions, and size of select regions. The transformations allow for easy animation of regions of interest, giving some semblance of life to still images by turning them into animated GIFs, and allowing for the creation of artwork in a popular on e medium. We will also discuss a possible application of the program to the amelioration of color perception deficiencies.

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Michael Pilosov
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