The recent discussions about fractal parameters, copyright, and image theft, I felt the need for a little education was in order.
I use a fractal generating program called Ultra Fractal. It has many hundreds of formulas which in turn can be combined with hundreds of other formulas. In each of these formulas, there are many, and in some, hundreds of different parameters which can be changed. Each of these parameters has a different effect on the image. The program also has capabilities similar to Photo Shop, in that you can use multiple layers with the ability to include transparencies, and change the way these layers interact with each other. You also have color gradients which can be adjusted in very complex ways. When I make a fractal image, each layer will be worked on individually and adjusted to interact with each other layer to end up with the final image. In some layers, I will have very few visible elements, but depending on where they are located in the layer stack, they can h