textview Alternatives

    textview is described as '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'. There are four alternatives to textview for Linux, Mac, Windows and Xfce. The best alternative is Libcaca, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like textview are png2linetext (Free, Open Source), hiptext (Free, Open Source) and derasterize (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 2, 2021

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      • Xfce
      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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    1. Transform PNG to textual line art in the terminal.
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    2. Command line tool for turning images into text.
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    3. derasterize 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.
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