Watching Amara Grow

Grandma Kc wrote this on November 28th, 2012 15 Replies

Amara from One to Eight Years Old

First just watch the picture and then I will explain.

Isn’t that the cutest thing ever?

A few weeks ago I did a post about the Art of Yoinking and there were a lot of comments about how much big girl Amara and baby Amara look alike. Grampy and I comment on that all the time. She has really grown into that grin. I have Windows7 on my computer and I have the screen saver set to go to my photos. I love coming back from the kitchen to find pictures of her or Twiggy and Twursula when they were little! There are times I get stuck watching until it times out.

But the comments reminded me of an old animated gif image I had done when she was little. It took her from baby to about 2 years. I decided I needed to do that again! I was so glad I found the same free software online that I had used all those years and a couple of computers ago. Above is the final results! Amara turning into Amara!

The picture is an amimated gif. One of the “features” of the new browsers are that they capture pictures to cache so they can save time later. But that makes it hard for you to see this animate again — and you know you want to! Below are instructions on how to make that happen based on what kind of computer you use!

Windows: ctrl + F5
Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R
Linux: F5

Doing that will cause the window to refresh and the animation to start over again.

Disclaimer! Here is the link to the software that I used. FotoMorph by Digital Photo Software. I found it through this recommendation on CNET. Before you think about downloading this software read this page and download with caution! I had problems and missed it installing something which I can not remember the name of but that started adding links where they didn’t exist. I was able to easily uninstall it but there is a lot of conversation on the internet about FotoMorph installing malware so be careful!

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

15 thoughts on “Watching Amara Grow

  1. Sandy

    Uncle Mark and I loved watching Amara grow up all over again! She keeps getting prettier with every year!! And I really noticed how much she looks like her Mommy!! xoxo

  2. Joyce

    Well, besides the obvious…you have an exceptionally beautiful granddaughter so ANYTHING you would do with her photo would still be adorable….BUT! your skill with the computer amazes me and the results you got are priceless. I’ll bet Amara is delighted to see herself grow before her eyes. This is really, REALLY cool, and I’d do it in a sec if I had your skill…let me know when I only need to push one button – “go!” That’s when I’ll do my grandkids!

  3. Judy

    Very interesting presentation, and you are very skilled. Amara is a beautiful little girl and lucky to have such a technically savvy grandma.

  4. Sarah

    Fascinating and amazing to see how she has changed and yet continues to look so like her baby photo! You did a wonderful work with this, and can be really proud. I am very impressed! What a delight Amara is and such a sweet and pretty young girl. I know she has love surrounding her every where she goes! Thanks for sharing such your wonderful creativity!

  5. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    She is so beautiful, from her baby days to now. And you are so creative and smart and tech savvy! I love that! Thank you for sharing the precious morphing of Amara AND the link (and warning) to how you did it. You are the best!!

  6. April

    That was amazing! It is the cutest thing ever! Amara is certainly a beautiful girl. Definitely takes after her Mom and her Grandma. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Thanks Joy! Amara hadn’t really seen it since I originally did it last year. She saw it again this morning and informed me I needed to update it to include 9 year old Amara! I really want to get around to doing one of her to her mom to me to my Dad – because he is where the smile started and we all share it. Again – there is just never enough time!

  7. Joyce

    Another year later and Amara is another year prettier – and I am another year clumsier and still plenty inept at the computer to try this myself! I’m just glad that I can enjoy sharing your pride in that remarkable young lady!

  8. Kathy

    Your granddaughter is beautiful. I so enjoyed watching the transition. You are very talented with your computer skills. Visiting from GRAND Social. Thanks for sharing


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