High-Precision Deep Zoom

Still Image Galleries


While I love animations, you can't hang one on your wall. In addition, due limits on time and computing resources, animations generally can't be rendered to the same high quality as a single still image. Some of the images on this page are in super-high resolution and are drawn with very aggressive supersampled pixel averaging for anti-aliasing to produce picture-perfect results, suitable for framing.

Several galleries show images of various types of fractals.

Click on a link to go the gallery, or scroll down to see examples from each gallery.

Julia Set Maps

Several large Julia set maps are here for various fractal types.

Other Images

Check out the bloopers section too. These are images caused by software bugs. Nobody's perfect, and these are proof that I'm no excpetion. I'm sure this section will continue to grow.

Finally, three images especially nice images that were submitted to the Fractal Forums 2009 2D Image Contest. One of them placed third. Unfortunately, HPDZ had to pass on the 2010 contest due to lack of time but will be back in 2011.

Fractal Forums 2D Image Contest 2009 Submissions (Click here for official results)
Secant Butterfly
Secant Butterfly
Third Place!
Secant fractal image
Secant Cosine
Four Kisses Mandelbrot Fractal Image
Four Kisses
Burning Ship Fractal
Burning Ship Overview
Burning Ship Large Mini Ship
The burning ship gallery is one of the more extensive still image galeries on this site, with a large number of very high-resolution, noise-reduced images.
Newton and Halley Fractals
Newton Fractal Newton Fractal Newton Fractal Halley Fractal
Nova Fractals
Nova Cubic Fractal
Bat Fractal
Bat Fractal Bat Fractal
Magnet Fractals
Magnet Fractal Type 1
Magnet Fractal Type 2
Secant Method Fractals
Secant Cubic Fractal Secant Cubic Fractal Secant Cubic Fractal
Phoenix Fractals
Henon Phoenix Henon-Mandelbrot1 Henon-Mandelbrot2

A few very early, quick snapshots of the fractal that comes from the Henon map, illustrating some of its Julia sets, and one of the Mandelbrot-like sets for this function.
High-Resolution Video Frame Captures
High-Resolution Video Frame CapturesSo far I have just made one, but more will be on the way. All the videos have tons of frames that would make great high-resolution still images, and I may start a project to render and upload a bunch of these. Each video page does have a few frame captures, but they are not typically rendered at ultra-high resolution or with aggressive anti-aliasing.

This is from the animation GroupB, and is the 134th master image used for the frame interpolation. This image was rendered with 3x3 anti-aliasing (unlike the images used to make the video) for an ultra-high quality, noise-free final product.


Click on one of these download options:
1600x900 920KB High-resolution, moderate JPEG compression
2400x1350 5.04MB Ultra-resolution, very little JPEG compression

Note on size and magnification: The sizes here (and on the Animations page) are the actual size of the smallest dimension of the image (usually vertically) in the complex number plane. Some programs describe image sizes by "magnification" which is usually related to the reciprocal of the image size. A size of, say, 1E-100 corresponds to a magnification of 1E+100. Some software uses the half-height of the image, so there may be an additional factor of two involved in conversion.