HOME
DOWNLOAD
INSTALLATION
SAMPLES
REGISTER
BORDERMANIA
HELP
FAQS & FACTS

PHOTOSWIZZLE
Fractals Help - Iterations

Iterations

Iterations sets a limit on how many times the pattern equation is applied to each pixel. In general, the greater the number of iterations, the greater the variety of colors and detail is possible in the image. But this comes at a cost because the greater the number of iterations, the greater the number of calculations may be required by your computer, so the time it takes to generate an image can become very long.

The range of iterations is from 1 to 9999. Usually a small number like 50 or so is enough for great results. But sometimes only a larger number will do, and moving the slider can become a problem for large numbers. See range for details about how the range control can help make large control values easier to work with.

Here's an example of how much difference even a small change in the number of iterations can make. The image on the left was created with the same settings as GoldenBrot in the fractal gallery.


Iterations = 60

Iterations = 30
   


Copyright © 1994-2013 Tom Carlino