Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 2, 2008
Morpheus Software, a leading publisher of digital photo animation software, today announced the launch of a special edition of its popular Morpher, Warper, Mixer, and Animation Suite products used by millions to manipulate and have fun with their digital photos and videos. Built using Photobucket's API, the special edition provides Photobucket's nearly 40 million users* with a software tool to turn their photos into incredible animations they can share with friends and family.
Morpher photo morphing software lets users morph and transform one person or object into another using two or more digital pictures. Warper picture distortion software enables users to warp and exaggerate portions of photos, such as body parts. Mixer compositing software enables users to mix-up and blend faces and body parts between two photos. Morpheus Photo Animation Suite, a three-in-one photo animation suite, includes Morpheus Photo Morpher, Morpheus Photo Warper and Morpheus Photo Mixer, as well as 15 sample morphs, warps, and mixes. Users turn their static digital photos into stunning Flash, AVI, animated GIF, and other types of files which they can easily share with others through email or by posting to web sites.
The Photobucket API enables companies, including Morpheus Software, to create applications, such as its photo morphing, warping, and compositing software titles, that let users access their Photobucket photos and videos from environments outside Photobucket.com. Since the Photobucket API works on any device with an Internet connection, those environments might include other Web sites, Web applications, desktop applications, browser plug-ins, mobile phones, home-entertainment systems, digital photo frames and digital cameras.
"We're thrilled to offer Morpher, Warper, Mixer, and Animation Suite to Photobucket users," said Dan Engel, CEO of Morpheus Software. "The Photobucket API lets us tap into a valuable audience of millions of people who store, share and search billions of photos and videos on the Photobucket site. With our fun photo animation and manipulation software titles, they now have even more ways to enjoy and share their personal digital content."
The Photobucket API enables developers to create applications that let users:
•Securely log into their Photobucket accounts
•Create, edit and access albums
•Upload new content to their albums (photos, images and videos)
•Share content from albums via email
•Search through publicly available content on Photobucket
•Access and update metadata (titles, descriptions, tags, etc.)
"Our mission at Photobucket has always been to give people the power to upload and share photos and videos -- whether on blogs, social networks, auction sites, or consumer devices," said Alex Welch, president, Photobucket. "The broad release of our API offers new opportunities for people to illustrate their lives and share what they create with others. We're excited to see what a community of talented developers will do to extend our photo and video platform and tap into the creativity and passion of our users."
Coincident with the opening up of its API, Photobucket has launched an Application Gallery on its Web site where developers can showcase their products and users can find and download applications and discover devices that support the API. At the Application Gallery, Photobucket users can bookmark and share their favorite applications on their Photobucket profile, allowing other Photobucket users to try them out as well. To view the Photobucket Application Gallery, visit: http://gallery.photobucket.com.
For more information about the Photobucket API, please visit http://developer.photobucket.com.
About Morpheus Software
Morpheus Software is a leading publisher of digital photo animation software products that help consumers bring their pictures to life. The company's software products include Morpheus Photo Morpher, Morpheus Photo Warper, Morpheus Photo Mixer and Morpheus Photo Animation Suite.
For more information on the company and its products, please visit Morpheus Software's Web site: http://www.morpheussoftware.net
Photobucket is the Web's most popular creative hub, with nearly 40 million unique users around the world linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, Hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, over 7.5 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in Palo Alto, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://www.photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.
(*)comScore Media Metrix, February 2008. For more information on comScore Networks, please go to http://www.comscore.com.