I had an 80s flashback today as I fired up image editing freebie Paint.NET and accidentally discovered the Mandelbrot Fractal render effect. It took me back to the days of waiting for each row of pixels to be generated on my Atari ST. I began to experiment with a few images.
To invoke the effect, you just need to select the “Mandelbrot Fractal” from the Render effects menu item.
So, let’s take this image:
Applying the effect gives us:
And to a second image:
There a number of effect options such as zoom factor, quality and angle, but I thought it was quite fun that some images of my youth could be reproduced very easily with a variety of source images.