13.8. Recursive Transform

13.8.1. Visão geral

This filter applies a transformation recursively.

As in Unified Transform tool, this filter display a frame around the image with several kind of handles:

  • Diamonds for shearing


  • Squares for scaling horizontally or vertically.

    Scale horizontally

  • Small diamonds for changing perspective, in large squares for Scaling in all directions.

    Figura 17.300. Changing perspective

    Changing perspective

    Change perspective

    Changing perspective

    The same pressing Ctrl

    Figura 17.301. Scaling in all directions

    Scaling in all directions


    Scaling in all directions

    The same pressing Ctrl

and outside the frame, the mouse pointer comes with a rotation icon: click-and-drag to rotate around the pivot. This pivot is, by default, at the center of the image: click-and-drag to move it.

13.8.2. Ativando o filtro

This filter is found in the image window menu under FiltersMapRecursive Transform….

13.8.3. Opções

Figura 17.302. Recursive Transform filter options

“Recursive Transform” filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Nota] Nota

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

First iteration

This option is used when the number of iterations has been set. Then the transformation starts at the position determined by this option.

Figura 17.303. Recursive Transform filter options

“Recursive Transform” filter options

Original image. Iterations = 3. Fade = 0.797

“Recursive Transform” filter options

First Iteration = 2


Number of iterations.

Fade color

The color that will be used to fade. Default is transparency. You can change this color selecting a new color by clicking in the color swatch or using the color picker on the right.

Fade opacity

Amount by which to scale opacity of each iterated image.

Paste below

Paste iterated images below each other.

Resampling method

Interpolation methods are described in Interpolação

Three buttons

To add, duplicate or remove transform.


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.

13.8.4. Using Recursive Transform Filter

You can use this filter to create a Droste effect, 3D effects, trees.