Wednesday, November 17, 2010

picascii not picasso

In my search for unusual or opensource software, i found a unique website.

If you have ever seen "ascii art" then you know what i mean.

If not here is a small demonstration:

Notice how the picture is made of keyboard characters? (0-9), (a-z)?

That's ASCII art.

As Wikipedia states:

"ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII)." is a website that takes photos and turns them into ascii art.

If you are interested in making a picture of yours ascii'd, here is the website:


1 comment:

  1. hi,

    I didn't see you having Gimp on your list of free software, which is good for photo editing. Good luck.