Reflet is a free software that lets you add reflections with amazing waves effect to your digital photos. It’s a handy tool that helps in bringing extra life to your photos by animating them in such a way, so that the output image generates a rippling reflection effect. The final image is saved as a GIF animation and can be viewed either in your browser window, or by using any third party animated GIF viewer.
Reflet generates two types of animation effects: perspective and regular. Perspective is an uneven effect, that is, the more farther you are from the center, the longer the wave would be. While Regular is an even effect, means, whether you are near or far away from the center, size of the wave would remain the same. Here is an example of an animated gif I generated using this freeware.
Add Ripple Effects to Photos with Reflet:
The first thing you need to do before using Reflet is to download and install it in your system. You can use the link given at the end of this article to go to the download page of the software and download it from there. After extracting the downloaded zip, you can straightaway launch Reflet by double clicking the portable application file. And that’s it. You are ready to use the software.
Now as I said, Reflet is extremely handy and easy to use. Once you launch it, all you have to do is open the image you want to create the effect on, and make a few clicks! Everything you need is available on the interface itself. Have a look on the screenshot below.
This is the toolbar of Reflet – area where you get all available tools. Use the extreme left option to browse the desired image on your system and Open it in Reflet. Next to it is the Animation option, used to create the final animation. But before you create the animation, you can adjust settings using the remaining options to customize your Photo according to your wish. The Images option displays the number of images that together combine to bring out that rippling wave effect. You can increase or decrease this number to fine tune the effect, and thereby, the speed of the wave. The Height option determines up to which level you want to create the reflection of the original image. Greater is the percentage, higher will be the reflection. Next, and the last option, lets you choose whether you want to create the perspective or regular rippling effect.
Below is the screenshot of the complete interface of this software:
So once you are done with all the settings, you can click the Animation icon, and there it is: your photo with an amazing rippling reflection effect. Use the Save option (next to the Animation option) to save the final image on your system.
Key Features of Reflet:
- Free tool to add rippling reflections to images.
- Supports all common image file formats.
- Easy customization settings.
- Support for adjusting type and speed of wave.
- Simple UI.
- Quick and reliable.
- Generates HTML file to preview the animation in browser window once it is created.
- Save final image as a GIF animation.
- Help file available.
The Final Verdict:
Reflet is a nice tool to add lively rippling reflections to your photos. Use it to animate logos, beautify images, or just for fun. Don’t forget to share your views via comments.