I'm new to GIMP (trying to finally move over from PSP9!) I want to create a sunburst gradient with a variable number of repeats either by repeat count or angle (e.g. 4 repeats = 90 degrees). Is there a way to do this without adding dozens of points to a gradient?

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You can start with a rectangular image that you fill with a repeated linear gradient (using the repetition option of the blend tool of course, set to Sawtooth):

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And then apply Filters>Distorts>Polar coordinates with To polar ticked:

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  • Thanks for that - it's worked pretty well. Would be nice to able to do this and have a slider to change the number of repeats but it gives me something to work with.
    – Jim Hudd
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 15:51
  • Looking at how to multiply a gradient so that you could easily multiply a gradient for use with a conical blend but don't hold your breath.
    – xenoid
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 15:59
  • @JimHudd - you can change the number of repeats by shortening or lengthening the gradient line.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Apr 30, 2020 at 10:09
  • @BillyKerr I tried that but it only worked for linear gradients, not conical
    – Jim Hudd
    Commented Apr 30, 2020 at 11:59

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