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A command line utility to convert an image to text art.

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A command line utility to convert an image to text art.
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pip install picharsso


With the -h flag, the program outputs usage information.

usage: picharsso [-h] {config,art} ...


positional arguments:
    config      show config path
    art         transform image to text art

optional arguments:
  -h, --help    show this help message and exit

For an in depth guide to the functionality of the program, navigate to the Wiki.


Consider the following poster:

The following images are screenshots of the outputs of different runs on a terminal with a dark background.



picharsso art ascii assets/readme/example.jpg -H


picharsso art ascii assets/readme/example.jpg -H -c



picharsso art braille assets/readme/example.jpg -H


picharsso art braille assets/readme/example.jpg -H -c


If you use this implementation in your work, please cite the following:

    author = {Kelvin DeCosta},
    title = {Picharsso},
    year = {2019},
    howpublished = {\url{}},

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