ascii-art

Named as such, this package is a command-line ASCII art generator written in Python. There is a variety of parameters which are detailed below.

Installation

With Python installed, install the package from PyPI with the following command:

python -m pip install ascii-art-cli

This package is not to be confused with ascii_art or other various ASCII art packages.

Usage

This is a command-line program, and can be executed as follows:

ascii-art [-h] [--width WIDTH] [--height HEIGHT] [--chars CHARS] [--font FONT] [--invert] [--normalize] input

Positional arguments:

  input            Path to image from which ASCII art will be generated

Optional arguments:

  -h, --help       show this help message and exit
  --width WIDTH    Character width of ASCII art
  --height HEIGHT  Character height of ASCII art
  --chars CHARS    String containing characters to be seen in ASCII art
  --font FONT      Font for calculating the character weights
  --invert         Whether the ASCII output color is inverted
  --normalize      Whether the weights of the provided ASCII characters are normalized

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By default, the command will output the generated ASCII art to the console. If instead you would like to output to a file, feel free to use the redirection > operator.

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