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Using Image Generators

Generating Images

Having the Image Tricks plug-in installed, you can generate images using special mathematical algorithms. If Image Tricks has not been installed, the internal image generator will be used instead.

To access generators, click the Generate button in the Image tab of the Inspector, or choose Insert > Image > Generate Random in the menu bar.

Some Generators (like Spinning Squares) show the same image if the same parameters were set, some can give random images (Star Dust). To get another randomly generated image, click the Render button.

If you decide to open one of the previously generated but not saved images, use the history buttons "<" and ">".

When you select a generator, the program shows an image, generated with the default set of parameters.

It may take time for some generators to show a picture. If you just play with parameters (especially color) to find an appropriate combination, it is recommended that you set a smaller image size. 200x200 pixels is enough for a preview. Then you can change the image size and re-generate it in better quality.

Generator Parameters

Generator Controls
    1. List of generators
2. Generator parameters
3. History of generated images: show previous / next
4. Generate another image

Generators have different sets of parameters. Parameters can be separated into the following groups:

Image Size

To change or verify the image size, click the Size button.


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