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ASCII art generator with multiple customization parameters

Project description

ascii-art

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Description

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

Example:

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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. More info on that here.

Feel free to check out the docs for more information on how to use this package.

License

This software is released under the terms of MIT license.

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