IM Magician

Vimisoft Studio (Freeware)

IM Magician is a plug-in program for instant messaging applications, such as MSN, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and QQ. The program has several visual effects that can be applied on video chats, photo sharing, and instant messages. Effects include photo frames, animations, image effects, masks, and distortions. It is also possible to use the application even when the user is not signed in to an instant messaging program. Users can take snapshots and record videos and audio.

The program has a small interface that consists of all the tools the program offers. Features of the application are the following:

• Has sliders that users can manipulate to change the hue, brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation, and gamma of the video
• Works with both videos and still images
• Supports different image (PNG, BMP, TIFF, and JPEG) and video file formats
• Supports preview for effects so users can see what the video/image looks like before applying objects (frames, objects, and masks)
• Wide variety of tools and effects to choose from

Although IM Magician is a plug-in, it can also work as a standalone application. More effects, masks, frames, and objects can be downloaded from the application’s official website free of charge.