Fractal Generating Software
For MS-Windows, Macintosh
BeOS, DOS, Linux, Unix, etc.
Fractal Software Collections
What is a fractal?
History of fractals
Fractals as art
Information on other languages
Theory and Application
To explore the world of fractal art, you merely need some time and a handful of tools, many of which can be easily found all over the Internet. I have tried to assemble this small collection of the best online sites to help you start this never-ending journey. If you think there is any other web site that should be included, drop me a note with your suggestions. (This page was last updated Monday, 2007.04.02 / copyright
©1999..., 2007 Juan Luis Martínez).
F R A C T A L . G E N E R A T I N G . S O F T W A R E
There is a great variety of fractal generating software to choose from, ranging from very simple to very complex. The most commonly used fractal generators nowadays are:
FOR MS-WINDOWS PC
- Fractal Explorer (freeware)
authors: Arthur Sirotinsky and Olga Fedorenko
- Apophysis (freeware)
author: Mark Townsend
author: Stephen C. Ferguson
Note: Ferguson's software collection is still freeware, but you have to pay a fee of US$25.00 to access the now restricted (members only) download area.
- Ultra Fractal (shareware)
author: Frederik J. Slijkerman
- ChaosPro (freeware)
author: Martin Pfingstl
- Into the Mystic (shareware)
author: Terry W. Gintz
Formerly freeware. Gintz growing collection of fractal generators; trail versions available.
FOR DOS, WINDOWS, AMIGA, LINUX X-WINDOWS, UNIX, ETC
author: Jan Hubicka
You can download any of these software or keep reading below to find several useful software collections. They will guide you to a lot of other freeware and shareware products.
author: The Stone Soup Group
author: Jan Hubicka
F R A C T A L . S O F T W A R E . C O L L E C T I O N S
For additional fractal generating software other than the ones listed above, visit the following software-related sites for more information.
T U T O R I A L S
Some people have prepared several tutorials to help beginners to learn and work with the basic features and capabilities of the commonly used fractal generators. My own fractal tutorials can be found in the TUTORIALS section of this web site [go].
- Linda Allison
Topics: starting, color change, image size, "par" files, other hints.
Note: The GIMP is a freeware full feature graphics editor and not a fractal generator. Yet, it comes with several plug-ins and filters, some of which are for fractal creation, especially Fractal Explorer, Flame, and IFSComposer. Current stable version: 2.0.5
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