ASCII Art ヾ(≧∇≦*)ゝ

Conmajia, 2012
Updated on Feb. 18, 2018

What is ASCII art?

It's graphic symbols formed by ASCII characters instead of colorful pixels. ASCII art is an old technique when the network was not that developed as today. Net bandwidth was so limited and expensive those days, that people had to figure out some substitutions for images. Here is an example to show an excited emotion icon \(\rightarrow\) ヾ(≧∇≦*)ゝ.

In this article, I tried to use a brightness-to-character palette to build ASCII art from an pixel-based image.

The core code is less than 50 lines as below.

public static string Generate(Bitmap img, int rowSz, int colSz)
{
    StringBuilder sb
        = new StringBuilder(
        img.Width / colSz * img.Height / rowSz
        );
    FastBitmap fast
        = new FastBitmap(
        img
        );

    fast.Lock();
    for (int h = 0; h < img.Height / rowSz; h++)
    {
        int yoffset = h * rowSz;
        for (int w = 0; w < img.Width / colSz; w++)
        {
            int xoffset = w * colSz;
            int br = 0;

            for (int y = 0; y < 10; y++)
                for (int x = 0; x < 10; x++)
                    try
                    {
                        Color c = fast.GetPixel(
                            x + xoffset,
                            y + yoffset);
                        br =
                            br + (int)(c.GetBrightness() * 10);
                    }
                    catch
                        br += 10;
            br /= 10;
            if (br / 5 < charset.Length)
                sb.Append(
                    charset[br / 5]);
            else
                sb.Append(' ');
        }
        sb.AppendLine();
    }
    fast.Unlock();

    return sb.ToString();
}

You can even make this program animated like this:

The End. \(\Box\)

posted @ 2018-02-18 00:49  Conmajia  阅读(...)  评论(...编辑  收藏