From Redfield Plugins:
Fractalius plugin creates unusual, eccentric artworks in a single step. The effects are based on extraction of so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. You can also simulate various types of exotic lightings and high realistic pencil sketches.
- Very interesting algorithm, and comes in really handy for a bit of quick, unique photo-editing.
- Parameters are plentiful.
- Do NOT download it from here. This particular file is virus-ridden. It took me forever to remove all the malware attached to my Internet browsers.
- Since this is the demo version, putting watermarks on my pictures is reasonable. But the quantity of watermarks is just infuriating, because it does not allow you to properly grasp the feel of the final result when it places hundreds of distorted word "demo" within pixels of each other.
Just don't download it from here.
The filter is nice but taste-dependent. I personally see little professional use of this, but ultimately it boils down to creative application of the filter, as with all other photoshopping techniques. However, I cannot deny that 40 dollars for a bit of toy is a bit too much for my taste.
I have rated this 1 star due to multiple virus attached to the file. Ignoring the malware, it really ranges from 1 to 5 stars depending on your artistic taste.