Version 0.8.1 (2012-07-11)
Copyright: 2011-2012 Marc Pegon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FractalNow is an open source, multi-platform fractal
It provides users with tools to generate pictures of various types of fractals
quickly and easily.
It is made of both a command line (FractalNow) and a graphical tool
The graphical tool, based on Qt library, allows users to explore fractals
intuitively and generate pictures.
Both tools are entirely multi-threaded and implement advanced algorithms and
heuristics that make computation very fast compared to most existing free
What's new in this version
- Made gradient offset spin box circular.
- Improved icons.
- Updated file formats documentation.
- Minor bug fixes
- Source cleaning
- Intuitive graphical user-interface (QFractalNow) to explore fractal space
- A command-line tool (FractalNow) that can work on machines without a
desktop, and could be used by scripts to produce animations
- Several formulas available (Mandelbrot, Julia, Multibrot, Mandelbar,
Burning ship, Rudy, and more...)
- Various types of coloring available (Iteration counts, Average coloring
- Multiple anti-aliasing methods (Gaussian blur, Oversampling, Adaptive
(intelligent)) to produce high quality images
- Advanced algorithms and heuristics to speed up computation (Solid
guessing, Adaptive anti-aliasing, Caching)
- Entirely multi-threaded to work even faster on multi-core processors
- Ability to save/load configuration and gradient files
- Support for multiple precision (arbitrary precision) floats
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received A copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.