3 Best Tools To Transform Image to ASCII Art

ASCII Art Generator

Sometimes we see some dotted black and white photos similar to the attached one. It is called ASCII ART. ASCII Art is the way of transforming an image into a collection of ASCII characters that looks like the B/W version of the original picture. It can also be said as text-based visual art.

What is ASCII Art?

ASCII Art is a photo drawn with printable letters, numbers, and symbols available in the ASCII character set.

Here is an example of how a photo looks in ASCII art.

3 Best Tools To Transform Image to ASCII Art

There are many online services that allow users to input images and then see output images as a collection of ASCII characters.

Image to ASCII Art converters


IMG2TXT is a nice online tool developed by DeGraeve.com. It takes the image URL and then outputs the image ASCII art. There is no option to upload an image. It accepts the URL of a GIF, JPG, or PNG image. You can also select the letters to use in the ASCII Art. This tool also confirms that it won’t work well on larger images. So, images should not be bigger than 640×480 pixels resolution.

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2. Mnytools

Manytools also offers a nice online tool to convert images to Ascii Art. This tool lets you upload an image and then convert it into an Ascii art. The maximum upload size of the image should be less than 0.5 MB. You can select the width of output and other options.

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3. Text-Image

Text-Image also has an online tool where you can upload an image and convert it into ASCII art. You can select Image width, text color, background, and other options. This too also works well and converts any kind of image into ASCII art.

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Wrap Up

There are so many similar kinds of tools available to play with your images by converting them into ASCII ART. If you have any similar kind of tool that converts images to ASCII arts, do not forget to share it with us.


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