Text Art

Convert images to ASCII text art.
Updated 24 Nov 2010

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

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AJ Johnson (2024). Text Art (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/4062-text-art), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
Compatible with any release
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Version Published Release Notes

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