The images are displayed in color, either using one of the standard color schemes, or by developing your own using the new layer-based color engine.
Parameter files and the resulting images can be saved to disc. You can also save entire series of images, using a zoom tool. Mandelbrot Explorer can be set to magnify fractals at random, choosing areas likely to be interesting. New to version 3 is a feature that estimates how long a calculation is likely to take, and that allows you to cancel midway through if an operation is taking longer than you want.
Requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.