The Image coloring algorithm enables you to load an external image into a fractal. It simply displays the image in the inside or outside area of the fractal. If you want the entire layer to show the image, the Image coloring algorithm is best combined with the standard Pixel fractal formula.

The Image parameter contains the image that is displayed. See Using images for more information on how to use this parameter.

In the layer, the image is scaled such that it occupies the entire layer if the default location is set. To achieve this, load the Pixel fractal formula and click the Reset Location button on the Location tab. Of course, you can pan, zoom, and rotate at will to frame or distort the image.

When zooming in, the individual pixels in the image are interpolated using sophisticated bicubic interpolation methods. For the best results when zooming out, it is recommended to render the fractal with anti-aliasing enabled.

Image is available as a coloring algorithm in Standard.ucl and as a coloring plug-in in Standard.ulb.

See Also
Standard coloring algorithms
Using images