Topic: Picture Sizes For Morph Concatenation
after several hours of trial and error I still haven't figured out how to concatenate a string of scanned jpg files taken over several years. I know that's what the program is made for but the logistics have me stymed.
I"ve scanned old pictures taken of my mom throughout her life. of course they are not all taken at the same distance or exact pose; so all need to be "accomodated" into the same position and size.
I've tried to scan them at high pixel density so I have extra room to play with but of course they are all just a little bit different size. They range from 251kb 901 x 672 size to 1216kb 1800 x 1818 - all having their frame about 60% filled with her head and upper torso.
1) I import image #1 [441kb - 1200 x 1554] and #2 [312kb - 1200 x 1544] and select accomodate allowing cropping and rotating; then "save as" under "new" file names which results in two images #1new [240kb - 988 x 1119] and #2new [158kb - 988 x 1119]. I add morph points and render to AVI#1.
2) I then import image #2new (previously accomodated) and image #3 [835kb 2428 x 2772] and do the same "accomodating" with them - hoping that the size will carry over. I "save as" only image #3 which turns out to be only [160kb - 954 x 1119]. Then I added morph points and rendered to AVI#2
3) I switch to the concatenating program and import AVI#1 and AVI#2 - only to find that it won't render because "they are a different size".
Unfortunately all of the images that I have so carefully scanned and cleaned are a little different in sizes.
What am I doing wrong??? I've tried to search this site for some specific/detailed instructions but don't find any. It appears that I must carefully select the images to generate an exact size but how can I do that if I can't tell it to crop only the second image. It's as if I must go back to some image editing software and "accomodate" them there BEFORE I "accomodate" them within SmartMorph!
Help, what do I need to do specifically - to make a morph spanning about 8 images?