Apply a Motion Blur to an Image in the GIMP Application

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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 is at the top left-side of the window.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Blur".
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    From the menu, click "Motion Blur...".
    A dialogue box will appear.
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    You can navigate around the preview by clicking and dragging the preview.
    Otherwise, you can click the scrollbars and arrows next to the preview.
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    Ensure that "Preview" is checked.
    You will be able to see how the blur will change the image.
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    You can click "Linear" (lines), "Radial" (circles), and "Zoom" (magnifying glass) under "Blur Type".
    This will select the type of blur.
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    If you select "Radial" or "Zoom", you will be able to change "Blur Center".
    Then, you can change the "X" and "Y" values for the center of the blur. You can type the values or click the arrows.
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    After that, you can also click the unit drop-down menu.
    This will allow you to click another measurement unit to select it.
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    Then, adjust "Length" and "Angle" under "Parameters".
    You can click the scrollers or type the values to the right.
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    Once you are satisfied with the settings, click "OK".
    The blur effect will be applied as a green line moves across the window at the bottom.
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