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Fractal Domains - Shareware for Fractal Creation on the Apple Macintosh

The shareware Fractal Domains program notably now runs natively on PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

Mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot coined the term “fractal” in 1975, deriving it from the Latin “fractus,” for broken or fractured. Fractal mathematics have found their expression in a wide variety of software applications for all computing platforms, including the Mac-based Fractal Domains. This utility lets users generate images of the Mandelbrot set, as well as the associated Julia set. Fractal types based on rational functions, such as those based on Newton’s method and Halley’s method, can also be generated. Features include full support for 24-bit color images, image rendering with anti-aliasing, tiling of very large images and export to PICT, PNG, TIFF or JPEG format.

As well as being a Universal application, version 2.0 is multi-threaded to take advantage of multiple processors/cores, and includes a graphical color map editor and color map randomizer. Fractal Domains is shareware, with a $20 registration providing acess to the complete feature set and the ability to save all images. The utility can be downloaded on the Fractal Domains site.

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