Artscii is a program for converting images into a unique form of ASCII art. Different fonts and font sizes can be used, with distinctive results.
Latest Version is here:
Please note that this software is provided without any warranty, express or implied.
Some tips for using Artscii:
- Start with small images (up to about 800 on the longest side)
- Start by just trying an asterisk (*) and one font, this will give you a quick idea of how an image might look rendered by Artscii
- If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you made need to disable Clear Type to get good results (something to do with how ClearType causes fonts to be rendered)
- Fonts with serifs often look best because otherwise Artscii will engage in a behavior I call “stacking L’s” to fill in dark areas. This is less of a problem with detailed images.
- Artscii does not remember any settings (Due to a bug in Visual C++ Express, actually)
- Some bugs and strange behaviors with zooming – but nothing that will cause it to crash
- “Debug BG Image” doesn’t work in color mode.
What Artscii can do: