BG_ASCII - Interactive ASCII Art program
Latest version is BG_ASCII v1.3 (in color)
New in version 1.3
Color pictures !!!
Gradient color text - Color HTML save !!!
Desktop hotkey to write ASCII art signatures and commentary !!!
Mulicolor mode - Grey level - Save functions !!!
New ascii graphic function - flip, invert, trim, rotate !!!
How to create ASCII photo images
To create ascii photo press PIC button, then press Open and select an image file. BG_ASCII supports all major file formats, including jpg, gif, bmp, ico, tif, pcx, pcd and some other. When image is loaded press Go button. You will see ASCII Art Image displayed on the background.
You can resize image by resizing image window.
You can select a convertion region by left mouse click and dragging over desired part of the image. Then you will be able to drag selected mask over the image.
Known BUG - when you select some region and than resize image - visible boundares of the selecton will disapear. Please select the region once again.
You can adjust black level by shift left click on desired part of image. You can adjust white level by shift right click on desired part of image. Also you can input these values manually. After adjustments press Go button again.
How to create artistic ASCII text
To create ASCII Text please press TXT button:
Input some text into textbox. Press a long button with font name to select a font face and attributes. You can adjust font size and foreground and background characters.
You can copy or cut ASCII graphic into clipboard by pressing Ctrl-C or Ctrl-X keyboard keys. After the text is copied into windows clipboard you can paste it whenever you want by pressing Ctrl-V keyboard keys or by selecting a Paste option from popup menu of the application you want to paste text to.
Please use SETTINGS button on the main window to change a font face and font size of background window like font in "To create ascii text" section. (I think that you must choose some fixed pitch font a'la courier.)
You may modify halftone scale character string: Manually - type 16 character long string into appropriate textbox or Auto. Please press Pref button, select a font name and attributes, after a while the new halftone string will appears in the textbox. Leave any 16 characters that you like and press Go
Example of black and white picture:
Example of halftone picture: