Welcome to the Fractal Gallery. This page is in response to those visitors requesting larger images. The selected images below are stored in the new "fractal image format" (or fif, for short). The file sizes are incredibly small considering the high image quality as I hope you will soon see. You will need a "plug-in" or "helper app" depending on which browser you are using.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!
Good news! The Fractal Viewer plug-in for Netscape and Internet Explorer is
once again available. Go to the following URL and download it. The download and
install are pretty painless and doesn't take very long:
Take a look at the poster at the top of this page ("Coo-ee"). Now take a look at the "fractal version of the same poster". Did you zoom it to fit your entire screen? Remember, you can do that with fifs. Now for the amazing thing: the fractal is actually a smaller file. Honestly. The poster is in "gif 89a interlaced" format and is 20,692 bytes. The fractal weighs in at 20,341 bytes and retains much of the quality of 523,680 byte original tif image. Simply amazing. Let's hear it for Iterated Systems!
If you plan on using fifs on your pages, you must have your server owner/operator define a mime type of "image/fif fif" to the http server. If this is not done, your browser will not know this is a fractal image and will not invoke Fractal Viewer. Instead, you will get the old "unknown mime type - save to disk?" dialog box.