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Version 0.8.2 (2017-10-28)
Copyright: 2011-2017 Marc Pegon


FractalNow is an open source, multi-platform fractal generator.
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 (QFractalNow).
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 fractal generators.

What's new in this version

  • Switched to Qt5 (no changes from the user point of view)


  • Intuitive graphical user-interface (QFractalNow) to explore fractal space easily
  • 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 methods)
  • 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.

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