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I'm searching for image morphing software that can be accessed from the command line, because I want to write a shell script that will morph one image into another image. Specifically, I'd like to be able to enter a series of images into the command line, and produce a morphing image animation. Does any software with this capability currently exist?

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Out of curiosity, do you want one image to fade into another, or do you want interpolation between the initial and target image? – user163113 Oct 4 '12 at 17:14
@InkBlend I'm talking about interpolation between the two images. This is what xmorph is intended for. – Anderson Green Oct 4 '12 at 17:17

After a bit of searching, I found a command-line image morphing program called xmorph (which is based on the libmorph image morphing library.) It is currently available for Windows and Linux, and it also has a graphical user interface. It can generate a series of images to represent an image morphing animation (based on a source image and a target image), but you'll need to use another program to convert the series of images to a video or animated GIF format.

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There's a tutorial for xmorph available here:… – Anderson Green Oct 4 '12 at 16:56

You might take a look at ImageMagick, a command-line tool which allows for all sorts of image manipulations, including a number of operations listed under 'morphology' - You might look to see if that will suit your needs.

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'morphology', as described here:, does not appear to be intended for motion tweening, but for other types of image transformations (such as pixel erosion). – Anderson Green Oct 4 '12 at 17:14

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