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Text Art

version (4.28 KB) by AJ Johnson
Convert images to ASCII text art.

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Updated 24 Nov 2010

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Editor's Note: This file was selected as MATLAB Central Pick of the Week

Tool for converting images/pictures to ASCII text art. Easy to use.

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AJ Johnson (2020). Text Art (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (16)



Mr Smart

Anne Calder

Works great.




Its not running,,,i am getting

??? Error using ==> textart at 25
Missing image file name to convert,,,wat to do?help me,,how to add image file

bellmulti ...

thanks you

Joseph Hollmann

You get better image results if you limit change the following
ch_list = char(32:127);
to a more limited list such as
ch_list = char(32:63);

Gurkan Cetin

it works.

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Alexandre Zaghetto


Add algorithm to dither pixels that lie between two quantiles of shading, per 1969 I.D.G. MacLead algorithm, "Pictorial Output with a Line Printer", IEEE Transactions on Computers, Volume 19, Issue 2 (February 1970), Pages 160-162

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
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