Fractals can be chaotic-having the charactersitic of sensitivity to change in intital conditions. Here are two examples of chaos.The first,a plain vanilla Mandelbrot zoom, has the chaotic nature of the artificial.The pattern while convoluted and serpentine is not noisy-it does not have randomness it because it is strongly self-similar.For example it is perfectly symmetrical. The second mimics natural chaos-it is superficially random. There is the hint of structure in the discernible spiral but it has the irregular variations of the natural world.
Unending complexity from the simplest of algorithms.
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Note => This post has been edited Apr/07/10
These original biggie gifs have been replace by Blogger to graphics in the png format. According to the Blogger support forum Blogger has been known to do this before and have converted some but not all my gifs.I shall keep posting more gifs but they too might be converted to png losing the fractint parameter information. I just might have to use a photo hosting service to thwart mean ole Bloggers format fascism.
YAE (yet another edit) Apr/14/10. I now have a Flickr account it appears downloading the original sized gifs is possible. Help yourself. If you want to try out resizing/resampling' but don't have a graphics editor try Irfanview. Not only is it a great free image viewer it has some basic editing functions.Go here:Iranview
From your obsessive compulsive editor see you next time! -Max Iter
Click image to enlarge Gif image resized to 800x600 without resampling. Original 3000x2250
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Resampled jpg image at 800x600. Original gif 3000x2250
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Gif image resized to 800x600 without resampling. Original 3000x2250
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Resampled jpg image at 800x600. Original gif 3000x2250.
Compare the same sized gifs and jpgs.The sparklies in the gifs are reduced in the jpgs. The jpgs were anti-aliased (de-sparkled) by loading them into IrfanView,increasing color depth to 16.7 million colors,resizing to 800x600 and sharpening before saving . A bit about resizing.There are two kinds of resizing-brute force and resampled. In the brute force method pixel information that does not correspond to the horizontal and vertical position in the matrix of the final image is thrown away. Suppose the image is reduce 4 to 1. In this case the information of every 4th pixel is kept and the information of the other 3 pixels is ignored. Irfanview calls this resizing and Paint Shop Pro calls it pixel resize. In the other method information about the final pixel is product of the original pixels information and the information about its neighbours. Irfanview calls this resampling,Paint Shop Pro calls it Smart Size. In this method the number of colors in the final image is often greater than the original so to get the maximum effect the color depth of the final image should be greater than the original. Color depth means the maximum number of colors the image can contain. Example-in a gif the maximum number of colors any one image can have is 256 although the gif has a pallete of 16.7 million colors to choose from.I choose a color depth of 16.7 million colors.Resampling while it often gets rid of the "sparklies" in a gif fractal it tends to soften the image.Try sharpening the image before saving it.Resizing is not a perfect solution.Image area increases by the product of increase of the size of the width and height-increase the sides by 3 times the area increases 9 times and so does the calculation time and that's not taking into account the possible slow down caused by switching from solid guessing to passes=1 mode