Use Despeckle Effect on Image in GIMP

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Steps

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use
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    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"
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    It's in the horizontal menu along the top of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "Enhance" in the menu
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    In the expanded menu that appears, click "Despeckle..."
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    A dialogue box will appear with a preview of the image.
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    You can click and drag the preview to see different areas of the image
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    You can also click the scrollbars and arrows on the sides.
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    If you cannot see the preview, ensure that the "Preview" box in the dialogue window is checked
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    Next, you can check or uncheck "Adaptive" and "Recursive" under "Median"
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    For this tutorial, only "Adaptive" is left checked.
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    Below, you can change the "Radius" value
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    You can do it by clicking and dragging the scroller or by typing a value into the text box. Also, you can click the up and down arrows on the right.
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    You can then change the "Black level" value in the same way
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    Use this option to create a painting-like effect on the image.
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    The "White level" value can also be changed using the scroller, text box, or up and down arrows
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    Click "Cancel" if you want to return to the image without making changes
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    Once you are satisfied with your changes, click "OK"
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    This will apply them to your layer. A green bar will run across the bottom of the screen, letting you know that the changes are being applied.
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