Use the Pixelate Effect on Images in GIMP

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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 in the horizontal menu along the top of the window.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Blur" in the menu.
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    From the expanded menu that appears, click "Pixelize...".
    A small dialogue box will appear with a preview of the image.
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    Make sure the "Preview" box below the image is checked.
    If it's checked, you can view your changes as they are made.
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    You can click and drag the preview.
    Alternatively, you can click the scrollers or the up and down arrows to move to different areas of the image.
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    Next, you can change the "Pixel width" and "Pixel height" values.
    Change these fields by typing values or clicking the up and down arrows. Both values are automatically linked, as you can see by the connected chain icon.
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    Click the chain icon to unlink the "Pixel width" and "Pixel height" values.
    This will allow you to have more control.
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    Click the unit drop-down menu.
    This will allow you to change the measurement unit. You can click any other unit rather than the default "px".
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    Once you are satisfied with the changes, click "OK".
    This will apply them to the image.
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