Most of my images were done with UltraFractal, some with Apophysis, some with FractInt and very very few with other softwares. The Fractint images were created and “tweaked” within Fractint exclusively, but most of these images were imported into UltraFractal to make some small fixes (mostly regarding colour smoothness and better/bigger rendering sizes – Fractint runs in DOS!). When a Fractint image was altered in a very radical way (like being used in a layer of an UF image), it’s usually described that it’s sort of a “UF +Fractint” image or some other similar description.

I used to have the images rendered in smaller sizes for the web but with today’s speeds this is not much of a requirement, and the bigger the image, the better it looks, when it’s a fractal. You’ll miss a lot of details when the image is too small. I tend also to use a relative low compression, most of them have a quality (using Photoshop’s standards) of 7 out of 10. Some solid colours compress better than others, so in images with larger solid areas, some artifacts might be visible. Most of the time the images are bigger than at least 1000 pixels wide/height, sometimes in a very specific situation the sizes might be smaller (when I forgot to render it in a bigger size or when it’s just to show an example of certain techniques or images or when it wasn’t technically possible to render it in a big format).

An important information: no images were post-processed in ANY way, other than to save them as JPGs and add the watermarks (which is post-processing, if you want to get too picky about it). No enhancements were made, all you see is what the fractal softwares gave me.

All the images have a watermark, which can (and will!) be removed if necessary, if you’ve asked me to use the image (except for wallpapers or screen savers which must retain the watermark – NO exceptions!). These watermarks might display several URLs that might not be my actual website, if they are too old they might have the watermark to that old version of my fractal site, but if it’s posted here, much probably it’s an image made by me (you can notice that by the similarities of the watermarks as well). All images posted that aren’t my own fractal images might not have a watermark, and when needed, credit for the author will be made.

Despite the watermarks, you still can right-click and save the images and sort of do whatever you want with them, but this is something which I don’t have any control about (as if it was possible to control, anyway). Just remember that all these images are copyrighted material. They are not freeware, not open-source, this is not Wikipedia. Also, the Ultra Fractal images are made using something called a “parameter file” that is kind of the “recipe” used to recreate the fractal. If you open this parameter file in your Ultra Fractal copy, you can recreate the image the exact way it is (considering you have the same formulas, gradients, etc.). I have most of these recipes saved in case I need to re-render the image in a different size, for example, but none of these parameters will be available, not even with licensing. NO exceptions.

If you want to use any of my images anywhere else or in a commercial project, please ask for permission. I’m not selfish about my images (I have given an authorization to many people who have asked me first before using the images for personal projects like art/math classes), but all these images are copyrighted material and a permission is a must before using them on ANY commercial project. If necessary, I can make new versions of almost any image without the watermarks and in almost any resolution and sizes (Apophysis images might have some limitations though or might require some extra time to be prepared).