11.6. Oilify

11.6.1. Overview

Figure 17.194. Example for the Oilify filter

Example for the Oilify filter

Original image

Example for the Oilify filter

Filter Oilify applied

This filter makes the image look like an oil painting. The Mask size controls the outcome: a high value gives the image less detail, as if you had used a larger brush.

[Tip] Tip

The GIMPressionist filter can produce similar effects, but allows a much wider variety of options.

11.6.2. Activate the filter

This filter is found in the image menu through FiltersArtisticOilify….

11.6.3. Options

Figure 17.195. Oilify filter options

Oilify filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Note] Note

These options are described in Section 2, “Common Features”.

Mask radius

Mask radius selects the size of the brush mask used to paint the oily render. Larger values here produce an oilier render.


Exponent selects density of the brush mask used to paint the oily render.

Number of intensities

Size of the histogram: default is 128. Reducing the number of intensities results in a loss of details.

Intensity mode

Use pixel luminance values: to test.