Originally Posted by barbara
... I wanted to simulate the Buzz simplifier. The result is not so "buzzy", but I will try again on other images..
I used Gimp
I admire you for attempting to reproduce the Buzz effect. It's not an easy one to simulate. Keep chipping away at it... you're in the ballpark.
I'm experimenting with actions from the Pencil Pixels One-Click Volume 1
collection from www.PencilPixels.com
On this one I used the Pixels Base Color
action and applied Photoshop's Minimum
filter to get the resulting "random little squares" look, which I thought looked pretty cool.