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This is by request for my buddy +David Lazarus, I removed the icons that were cluttering up the image and then resized it with an app on my tablet. 
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+David Lazarus hahaha!
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Believe it! The new version (v1.60) of J-Wildfire is available just weeks after the previous v1.50 with lots of new changes!
This offers a number of great new changes to the look and feel of the program. Below is a list of the latedt changes!
Thanks to +Andreas Maschke for such inspirational software!

If you want to make fractal art or just see how it's made, just download this great free software !! http://www.andreas-maschke.com/?page_id=351 to download.
 
UI revisited: JWildfire V1.60 release
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Just released JWildfire V1.60. Again, there are MANY changes, even if the previous major release is just a couple of weeks old. But I felt that those changes are really necessary, so I pushed them a lot.
They are intended to be stable, and additionally I plan to take a small break, so you have not to fear, that everything will change in a couple of weeks again. If there are bugs, I will fix them quickly, of course, but a new release is not planned in the next weeks, which is ABSOLUTELY intended to give you enough time to play with all the new features, before there comes any new stuff.
So, whats is new:
- many changes to the editor: anti-aliasing for controls, optional coloring of controls, grid-display, shadows to increase contrast, controls to fade out the background
- new, more “professional-looking”, icons by using the free ”Open Icon Library”
- new concept of random-gradient-generators as “parallel”concept to flame and symmetry-generators
- per default “stronger” colors in random-flames
- improved UI-themes, now also featuring sub-themes
- new window for chosing and previewing UI-themes (and sub-themes)
- new “saturation”option to control the “level of color” for your renderings
new “color map” random-flame-generator which chooses random images from your own image-library (to be specified in the prefs) as colormap in randomly generated flames
Complete list of changes:
- introducing a new concept of random-gradient-generators (orthogonal to random-flame- and random-symmetry-generators)
- new “Strong hue”random-gradient-generator
new “Smooth”random-gradient-generator
new “Monochrome”random-gradient-generator
new “saturation”setting under “Coloring” (which affects the saturation of the final image. A saturation of 1.0 is the default value. Lower values decrease saturation, i. E. the fractals appears more “gray”, higher values add more levels of “color” )
new “color map”random-flame-generator, using randomly chosen images from your image-collection as color-map (you must specify the base-path in the prefs, but please BEWARE that this path is scanned recursively, so please check if you have any “forbidden” images there). This generator is NOT included in the “All”-random-flame-generator, so it must be selected explicitely
new “Move to”/”Copy to”functions in the flame browser
some additional “post_*”scripts for the Easy Movie Maker
controls in the editor have now a shadow the increase the contrast with the background (can be changed in the prefs, see tinaEditorControlsWithShadows)
- controls in the editor may now we drawn in much more nice way with antialising (can be changed in the prefs, see tinaEditorControlsWithAntialiasing)
- ability to draw a grid in the editor, the grid size is fixed to 0.5, but may be changed in the prefs, see tinaEditorGridSize
- transforms in the editor may now be dran with the transform-number displayed, this can be changed in the prefs, see tinaEditorControlsWithNumbers
- transforms in the editor may now be dran in color (same colors as in Apophysis for your convenience), this can be changed in the prefs, see tinaEditorControlsWithColor
- new option (slider) to fade out the background-fractal in the editor
- new button to quickly toggle between monochrome/colored controls (“triangles”)
- removed the “triangle-zoom-in/out” and “dark-triangles” buttons
- new “murl2″-variation, initially invented by Zueuk, contributed by Nic Anderson
- new “murl”variation, initially invented by Zueuk, contributed by Nic Anderson
included the free “Open Icon Library” to provide icons with a more professional look
- replaced all icons by icons of the new library or created some new on my own which should fit better
- updated JTattoo-library to 1.60.10
- removed the UI-Theme-stuff from the Preferences-window and create a new window were you can select and preview UI-Themes
- support for UI-Sub-Themes
- new window for chosing the UI-theme (Menu “Windows->UI Theme (Look and Feel)”) and display changes immediately, i. e. the setting was removed from the prefs
- removed the ancient “Motif”UI-theme (not because it is ancient, but it does not work well with JWildfire)
simplified the LogDensityFilter (only internal changes)
- removed the upper-range-limitation of the “gamma threshold”parameter
removed background-coloring from hdr-rendering (did not work in all cases), i. e. hdr-images have always a black background color
removed the density-estimation-stuff as it not really needed anymore and complicated things
- fixed a bug in the Flame-browser regarding changing the input-folder
- fixed a bug when sending flames with empty layerz to the MutaGen (now empty layerz are ignored by MutaGen)
- fixed a bug regarding editing the focus point (should now behave much smoother)
Just click the “Random flames” button to start playing around and have fun :-)

Here is the download link: http://www.andreas-maschke.com/?page_id=351
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I will do!
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"Inside the Genie's Bottle"
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great colors and structures, i love fractal art, can't get enough of it
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"Celtic Trumpets"
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Super!  A neural network!
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"Skelator"
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+Martha Hulse thank you, I seem to keep finding these dark images! 
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AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

A three and a half hour render just lost due to this shitty little laptop!!!
Bloody useless thing!!
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Sorry to hear...
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"Gold Strands Woven Into Love"
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It sparkles!
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"Energy Supply"
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Using Frex mobile app. Plus post processing.
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I can not add any more people to my circles, does anyone know what the limit is or am I being throttled bi G+ ???
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You did it, this is very impressive!
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"She Sells Sea Shells"
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+David Lazarus cheers mate! 
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I am helping small businesses to get found online and I make Fractal Art too!
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Craig Bak is The 7thDwarf, the Online Miner of all the great ebooks, software and other content for your consumption and to help build your online business with FREE or Low Cost tools.

I am the owner and creator of the 7thDwarf Gold brand, started back in 2003.

I also create Fractal Art and have a website where I also share my artwork at Fractal Designs.
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By using fractal generator programs, namely J-Wildfire, and image manipulation, I am creating the kind of Fractal Art that pleases me and if it pleases you, then we all win!
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  • Ross S. Sterling High, Baytown,Tx.
  • Northbrook Sr. High, Houston Tx
  • U.S. Air Force
    Aircraft Maintenance
  • MicroTech, Norwich, Norfolk
    NVQ Level 2 & 3 Information Technology
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