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This filter allows you to deform interactively some parts of the
image and, thanks to its Animate option, to create the elements
of a fade in/fade out animation between the original image and
the deformed one, that you can play and use in a Web page.
To use it, first select a deform type then click on the Preview
and drag the mouse pointer.
The Settings tab allows you to set parameters which will affect the
preview you are working on. So, you can apply different deform modes
to different parts of the preview.
Here, the Preview is your work space: You click on the Preview and
drag mouse pointer. The underlying part of image will be deformed
according to the settings you have chosen. If your work is not
convenient, press Reset button.
Move: Allows you to
stretch parts of the image.
Remove: This remove the distortion
where you drag the mouse pointer, partially or
completely. This allows you to avoid pressing Reset
button, working on the whole image. Be careful when
working on an animation: this option will affect one
Grow: This option inflates the
Shrink: Self explanatory.
Swirl CCW : Create a vortex counter
Swirl CW : Create a vortex clockwise.
Defines the radius, in pixels (5-100), of the filter action
circle around the pixel pointed by the mouse.
Sets how much out of shape your image will be put (0.0-1.0).
This option smoothes the IWarp effect.
This option renders a better image at the cost of increased
Max Depth: FIXME
This option allows to generate several intermediate images between
the original image and the final deformation of this image. You
can play this animation thanks to the plugin
Number of Frames
That's the number of images in your animation (2-100). These
frames are stored as layers attached to your image. Use the
XCF format when saving it.
This option plays the animation backwards.
Ping-Pong, Ping pong
When the animation ends one way, it goes backwards.