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    derasterize is described as 'converts pictures into Unicode text with Ansi colors for display within a terminal. It performs lots of AVX2 optimized math to deliver the best quality on modern terminals with 24-bit color support, e.g. Kitty, Gnome Terminal, CMD.EXE, mintty, mlterm, etc'. There are four alternatives to derasterize for Linux, Mac, Windows and Xfce. The best alternative is Libcaca, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like derasterize are png2linetext (Free, Open Source), hiptext (Free, Open Source) and textview (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 2, 2021
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    derasterize converts pictures into Unicode text with Ansi colors for display within a terminal. It performs lots of AVX2...
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
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      libcaca is a graphics library that outputs text instead of pixels, so that it can work on older video cards or text terminals.
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      Transform PNG to textual line art in the terminal.


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      Command line tool for turning images into text.
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      Quickly view (satellite) imagery directly in your terminal using Unicode 9.0 characters and true color. textview is a small tool to quickly view high-resolution multi-band imagery directly in your terminal.
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