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Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java™ Applications by Romain Guy, Chet Haase

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Chapter 16. Static Effects

STATIC effects are nonanimated graphical effects that you can apply to make your application look better. Static effects are very important to Filthy Rich Clients. They are used to improve the appearance of an application, and they serve as the basis for more complex, animated visual effects. This chapter does not present all of the static effects you may use in your user interface but focuses on a few of the most common effects.

Blur

A blur effect is an image filter that removes finer details from a picture, blending the graphics together to get a smoother, less crisp view.

Motivation

Blur may be used when your user interface contains design elements that might distract the user’s attention. A blur effect reproduces ...

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