PhotoDemon provides a highly optimized zoom blur tool. (In our testing, it is almost 100x faster than the motion blur tool in GIMP.) Two styles of zoom blur are available: a “modern” one, which actually zooms into or away from the image, and a “traditional” one which simply blurs the image in lines emanating from the image’s center point. In the sample image, the “modern” setting has been used to make the image look like it is zooming into the screen.
Like all PhotoDemon tools, a dedicated command bar allows you to save and load custom presets, randomize parameters, and reset to default values. Last-used settings are automatically saved and restored, and all changes provide a real-time preview (no click or mouse button release required).