jp2a – convert jpg images to ASCII

jp2a is a small, open source utility that converts JPEG images to ASCII with given dimensions. You can specify a mixture of files and URLs. jp2a is very flexible. It can use ANSI colors and HTML in output.

JPEG is a commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images. The term “JPEG” is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts Group, which created the standard.

jp2a uses jpeglib to read JPEG files.

Features include:

  • Convert image to grayscale.
  • Set width and height.
  • Flip output horizontally or vertically.
  • Invert output image – designed if your display has a dark background.
  • Zoom use terminal display dimension for output.
  • Frame output image in a border.
  • Read images from the net using libcurl and follows HTTP redirects when downloading.
  • Option to use the largest image dimension that fits a terminal display with the correct aspect ratio.
  • Colour output for text (ANSI colors) and HTML (CSS colors)

Website: csl.name/jp2a
Support: GitHub
Developer: Christian Stigen Larsen
License: GNU GPL v2

jp2a

jp2a is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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