Convert Images into ASCII Art with the power of Python.



ASCIIFY is a python script that takes in as input an image, and returns a text output that resembles the input image.
In other words, it replicates an image with certain characters.

How ASCIIFY works

ASCIIFY works in a rather simple and intuitive way.
Here's the algorithm -

  • Resize the image to a standard dimension, while maintaining aspect ratio
  • Convert to grayscale (the reason for doing so is because characters are replaced based on their intensity)
  • Create list of special characters to replace pixels with
  • Classify and divide pixels into buckets or groups, based on their intensity
  • Replace all pixels in a bucket with the corresponding special character
  • Print the text into terminal or write into a file
  • Profit!

How to use ASCIIFY

  • Ensure you have the required dependency "PIL" for Python installed. (pip install pillow)
  • Clone the repo
  • Run the python script, and pass the image path as the parameter
  • The script will print the output in the terminal, and will also write into a file 'img.txt' in the same directory as the python script
  • Profit!

Future Plans

  • Alternatively support colored outputs by printing the text onto an image

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