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CatImage

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Cat an image to the terminal.

Example

Original Image:

Screenshot 1

Greyscale Image:

./catimage.py readme-assets/screenshots/desktop/example-0.png -g
Screenshot 2

Regular Definition Image:

./catimage.py readme-assets/screenshots/desktop/example-0.png -r -t
Screenshot 3

Regular Definition Image with '@':

./catimage.py readme-assets/screenshots/desktop/example-0.png -r -c @ -t
Screenshot 4

HD Image:

./catimage.py readme-assets/screenshots/desktop/example-0.png -t
Screenshot 5

HD Image with right half block:

./catimage.py readme-assets/screenshots/desktop/example-0.png -c $'\u2590' -t
Screenshot 6

HD Image True Colour:

./catimage.py readme-assets/screenshots/desktop/example-0.png
Screenshot 7

How To Use

Use to cat an image to the terminal, see the help text below for more information on using this tool from the command line:

usage: catimage [-h] [-u] [-b] [-c CHAR] [-t] [-g | -r] image

cat an image to the terminal

positional arguments:
  image                 image file or url

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -u, --url             image is a URL
  -b, --big             big image
  -c CHAR, --char CHAR  char to use in colour print use $'chr' for escaped chars
  -t, --disable-truecolour
                        disable output in truecolour

choose one of the following:
  use the following arguments to change the look of the image

  -g, --greyscale       output image in greyscale (best for terminals that cannot handle ANSI)
  -r, --regular         output image in regular definition

GUI

Use the --cli2gui flag to launch a GUI

GUI 1 GUI 2

Alternatively, import into your project and use:

def generateHDColour(imageName, maxLen, trueColour=True, char="\u2584"):
	"""Iterate through image pixels to make a printable string

	Args:
		imageName (str): path of the image on the filesystem (relative of
		absolute)
		maxLen (int): maximum of width and height in chars
		trueColour (bool, optional): print in true colour. Defaults to True.
		char (str, optional): use this char for each pixel. Defaults to "\u2584".

	Returns:
		str: string to print
	"""

def generateColour(imageName, maxLen, trueColour=True, char="\u2588"):
	"""Iterate through all of the pixels in an image and construct a printable
	string

	Args:
		imageName (str): path of the image on the filesystem (relative of
		absolute)
		maxLen (int): maximum of width and height in chars
		trueColour (bool, optional): print in true colour. Defaults to True.
		char (str, optional): use this char for each pixel. Defaults to "\u2588".

	Returns:
		str: string to print
	"""

def generateGreyscale(imageName, maxLen):
	"""Iterate through image pixels to make a printable string

	Args:
		imageName (str): path of the image on the filesystem (relative of
		absolute)
		maxLen (int): maximum of width and height in chars

	Returns:
		str: string to print
	"""

Documentation

A high-level overview of how the documentation is organized organized will help you know where to look for certain things:

  • The Technical Reference documents APIs and other aspects of the machinery. This documentation describes how to use the classes and functions at a lower level and assume that you have a good high-level understanding of the software.

Install Single Script

Wget

wget -O /usr/bin/catimage https://raw.githubusercontent.com/FHPythonUtils/CatImage/master/catimage.py && sudo chmod 774 /usr/bin/catimage

Curl

curl -o /usr/bin/catimage https://raw.githubusercontent.com/FHPythonUtils/CatImage/master/catimage.py && sudo chmod 774 /usr/bin/catimage

Install With PIP

pip install catimage

Head to https://pypi.org/project/catimage/ for more info

Language information

Built for

This program has been written for Python versions 3.7 - 3.10 and has been tested with both 3.7 and 3.10

Install Python on Windows

Chocolatey

choco install python

Windows - Python.org

To install Python, go to https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/ and download the latest version.

Install Python on Linux

Apt

sudo apt install python3.x

Dnf

sudo dnf install python3.x

Install Python on MacOS

Homebrew

brew install python@3.x

MacOS - Python.org

To install Python, go to https://www.python.org/downloads/macos/ and download the latest version.

How to run

Windows

  • Module py -3.x -m [module] or [module] (if module installs a script)

  • File py -3.x [file] or ./[file]

Linux/ MacOS

  • Module python3.x -m [module] or [module] (if module installs a script)

  • File python3.x [file] or ./[file]

Download Project

Clone

Using The Command Line

  1. Press the Clone or download button in the top right
  2. Copy the URL (link)
  3. Open the command line and change directory to where you wish to clone to
  4. Type 'git clone' followed by URL in step 2
    git clone https://github.com/FHPythonUtils/CatImage
    

More information can be found at https://help.github.com/en/articles/cloning-a-repository

Using GitHub Desktop

  1. Press the Clone or download button in the top right
  2. Click open in desktop
  3. Choose the path for where you want and click Clone

More information can be found at https://help.github.com/en/desktop/contributing-to-projects/cloning-a-repository-from-github-to-github-desktop

Download Zip File

  1. Download this GitHub repository
  2. Extract the zip archive
  3. Copy/ move to the desired location

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Licence

MIT License Copyright (c) FredHappyface (See the LICENSE for more information.)

Changelog

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Code of Conduct

Online communities include people from many backgrounds. The Project contributors are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. Please see the Code of Conduct for more information.

Contributing

Contributions are welcome, please see the Contributing Guidelines for more information.

Security

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Support

Thank you for using this project, I hope it is of use to you. Please be aware that those involved with the project often do so for fun along with other commitments (such as work, family, etc). Please see the Support Policy for more information.

Rationale

The rationale acts as a guide to various processes regarding projects such as the versioning scheme and the programming styles used. Please see the Rationale for more information.

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