PhotoSpiralysis is a free online tool which lets you apply the Droste effect to your own pictures. The latest version (HTML5) works on most browsers, but does not support all features from the previous version (Silverlight). Therefore both are still available.
Unfortunately Microsoft and Google decided not to support Silverlight anymore in their latest browsers. This means you can’t use Edge or Chrome to use PhotoSpiralysis.
Fortunately there are still plenty of browsers left on which PhotoSpiralysis still works like FireFox, Opera and Internet Explorer.
In the mean time I’m experimenting with a PhotoSpiralysis version using HTML5 which will make it available on any modern browser (including mobile ones!).
[Update November 13 2015]: I’ve created an HTML5 version of PhotoSpiralysis which you can access here: Epsilon. It’s still in development, so if you have any suggestions please let me know. For now I’ve tested it with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. I will try to get it compatible with other (mobile) browsers as well over the coming months.
Today the third version of PhotoSpiralysis is released. These are the improvements compared to the beta version:
- Better interface
- Polygon cutouts (only with exactly 4 points so far)
- Cutout area inverts automatically with the zenith/nadir settings
There will be an update on this version soon where the following will be addressed:
- Variable number of polygon points
- Speed/quality settings
Today the second version of PhotoSpiralysis is released. Where the first version (alpha) was only available as a download for Windows, PhotoSpiralysis Beta is an online browser app. It only requires Silverlight 4, which is available for both Windows and MacOS in combination with either Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome.