Apply a Tileable Blur to an Image in the GIMP App

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to apply a "Tileable Blur" effect to an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

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    We 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 window.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Blur".
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    Click "Tileable Blur..." in the menu.
    A small dialogue box will appear, so that you can begin specifying the settings for the blur.
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    First, you can change the "Radius" value.
    You can do it by dragging the scrollbar left or right or by typing the value into the box.
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    Next, you can check or uncheck "Blur Vertically" and "Blur Horizontally".
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    Then you can click the "Blur type" drop-down menu.
    You can click either "IIR" or "RLE". "IIR" is good for noncomputer-generated images, whereas "RLE" is better for computer-generated images.
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    When you are satisfied with your changes, simply click "OK".
    This will apply them to the image. It may take a few minutes to apply the changes, depending on your computer.
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