Fast smooth interactive real-time zooming
Even on 486! XaoS works with a special algorithm which makes zooming incredible fast up to to 64051194700380384 times and unzooming more than 1267966761981568116729735090176 times.
13 fractal formulas
Including the Mandelbrot set (power 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6), the Octo fractal, two types of Barnsley's fractals, the Newton fractal (order 3 and 4), Phoenix and Magnet (1 and 2). Both Mandelbrot and Julia forms can be displayed. Fast Julia preview!
Enhanced user interface
Autopilot, real-time image rotation. Dynamic resolution.
PNG, position and animation saving/restoring.
A detailed documentation is available for absolute beginners. A must reading for everybody who deals with fractals! In addition, more than 50 examples are included in the standard package.
Multiple language support
10 outcoloring modes + 10 incoloring modes are available with 10 additional true-color coloring modes. Color cycling. Three different algorithms for random palettes. 8 bpp, hicolor, realcolor, black & white and truecolor (24 or 32 bpp) support. Dithering on devices w/o user defined palette.
Boundary detection, solid guessing, periodicity checking, unrolled calculation loops are built-in for the highest available speed. SMP support.
A wide range of available platforms and graphics drivers
POSIX systems (Linux) with threads API support, Windows, BeOS, plan9. SVGAlib driver which supports non-standard monitor sizes. An AA driver that provides high quality ascii art rendering at many platforms (see AA-project homepage at aa-project.sf.net).
Post calculation filters
Motion blur. Random dot stereograms in animation. Interlace filter. Two types of edge detection filters. Starfield generator. Emboss. Palette emulation filter.