5.9. Shift

5.9.1. Overview

Figure 17.70. Example for the Shift filter

Example for the Shift filter

Original image

Example for the Shift filter

Filter Shift applied

It shifts all pixel rows, horizontally or vertically, in the current layer or selection, on a random distance and within determined limits.

5.9.2. Activating the filter

You can find this filter through FiltersDistortsShift….

5.9.3. Options

Figure 17.71. Shift filter options

“Shift” filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Note] Note

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


With this option, you can set the maximum shift, between 1 and 200 pixels.

Left: original..........Right: shift = 100 horizontally

Shift direction

This option sets the direction horizontally or vertically.

Random seed

Shift is done at random. You can change the seed.


The result of this filter can be larger than the original image. With the default Adjust option, the layer will be automatically resized as necessary when the filter is applied. With the Clip option the result will be clipped to the layer boundary.