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GIMP Kaleidoscope Script Combo by fence-post GIMP Kaleidoscope Script Combo by fence-post
Like animations? Like kaleidoscopes? Why not combine them?! :) With this script/plugin combo you can do just that. The preview image was created with a single image filled with a standard GIMP pattern.

I created the script to work with an old GIMP kaleidoscope plugin (included in the download), which allows you to create an animated kaleidoscope from a single image or using an existing animated image. The image you use must be RGB / grayscale. So, if you intend to use an animated gif, just go to Image > Mode and select RGB or grayscale and then use the script. The script can be found under Filters > Animation > Animated Kaleidoscope... If you want to run the kaleidoscope plugin without creating an animation, you can find it under Filters > Distorts > Kaleidoscope.

I think the options in the script are self-explanatory, but the ReadMe file in the download provides some details.

Installation instructions are included in the ReadMe file. PLEASE read that before sending me any questions.

There are no restrictions on using, just have have fun. Adding this to your favorites is greatly appreciated.


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nileearls Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
can you explain how to use this with photoshop 

fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Sorry, this only works with GIMP and can't be translated to photoshop. However, that being said, GIMP is free and if you would like to use this or any other of my scripts, it's certainly worth the download. Cheers!  Art
HeavensAngelGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
How do you make Kaleidoscopes with Gimp anyway?! Theres no tutorials! Please help me D>
Ankeichi97 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello !! Good day !!!
I already read the KaleidoscopeReadMe.txt ..
I got one problem ... I think this is kinda dumb thing .. but I hope you will answer it back whole-heartedly .. :D
I cant find any folder GIMP-2.0 in my program files .. I just want to know what can I do to create it ???????
Do I need to create folder only ??? or I must undergo a process that I dont know ???

Im looking forward for your answer .. Arigatoo Gozaimasu
Airycat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I would love to use this script, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I get the message
"Plug-In 'Kaleidoscope Animation' left image undo in inconsistent state, closing open undo groups."

Any advice? I'm using gimp 2.6.12 on Ubuntu.
glister12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
fantastic!! as is all your work that i have seen x
C-TM-sakarilove Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes , I guessed , somebody had already done that
Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I just downloaded gimp 2.8 which is pretty cool so far. Would this work on the newer version> and if so, where could I put it in? The files look different, and harder to find. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me. Thanks so much.
inbaraj Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
s it is nice compare with gimp 2.6
brokenwhistle Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
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