Corel PhotoMirage

Digital Camera World: PhotoMirage can turn a still image into a movie

Moving images can grab attention and evoke a response more effectively than a still image, but that usually involves shooting video, with all the planning and skill that goes with it. Or you can take a half-way house approach with a cinemagraph, but this still either requires video as a starting point or a series of still images you carefully layer and blend, one frame at a time.