Apply Lens Distortion Filter to Image in GIMP

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to create a "Lens Distortion" effect in GIMP in Windows 7.

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Steps

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use.
    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First, click "Filters".
    It's on the top-left side of the screen.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Distorts".
    A menu will appear.
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    Click "Lens Distortion...".
    A dialogue box will appear, where you should see a preview of the image.
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    Make sure your "Preview" box is checked below.
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    Then, you can move around the preview.
    You can do it by clicking and dragging the preview or by clicking the arrows or the scrollbars.
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    You can zoom into and zoom out of your image.
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    Next, you can start to change the "Main" and "Edge" values.
    You can do it by either using the scrollbars or by typing the value you want into the box.
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    You can also change the "Zoom", "Brighten", "X shift", and "Y shift" values in the same way as well.
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    You can click "Reset" to reset everything to 0.
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    You can click "Cancel" if you decide you don't want to make any changes to your image.
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    Once you're satisfied with your changes, click "OK" to apply them.
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