would like to talk to you about scamware. software that does not do what is claimed that it should do or dose. software use to make a quick dollar and fails at the application or desired results. recently i have seen several morph program for sale that does not do what is claimed. in particular is morphing software which is the most obvious. i am not sure if they truely do not know how to do a true morph or if they are putting something out quickly to make a few dollars. i mean after all they did put together a decent gui so why not do a few more lines of code and make the program do what it is supposed to do ?
i have download several free morph programs and most of them work just fine. also have purchased several books on graphic effects. fascinating. this one in particular come with a cd-rom with software demos on how to do two d and three d morphs. programs that work. plus the source code is in the book explaining in chapter 7 how the morphs work. or should work. one of many books the visual special effects toolkit in c++ is the reason i wanted to learn c++ . i mean why do a scam when there are many books with free demos on how to do whatever ? instead of scamming the general public.
<scam> send me 5 dollars and i will send you a copper bust of a president </scam> why is this example a scam ? you ask. this example scam represents the exchange of money for scamware. showing or trying to illustrate the action of how much is over paid. so then the question become what is the program that actually works worth ? or other items ? but also what has to be weighed in the decision of to purchase the item is "how much will that item benefit you" and "will i get my money out of it ? or usage ". then "will it do what i need it to do" ?
now for the regulatory agencies on commerce. are these scammware products not being reported ? just not purchasing the product is not enough. there just has to be a lot of complaints on these products. looking at their lists of malware or other products should be done before the purchase is made. also some countries do not have such agencies. which is why i think a lot of scamware and other scams are allowed to run ramped.
i am not sure why the morph contest thread was closed. thought i could generate some interest in this fascinating graphic subject meow and point out scamware being sold that does not actually morph. merging two images together is not a morph. image boundaries of both images have to be have to be calculated then the images have to be resized.