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ASCII-art plug-in

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:39 pm
by pixelhaufen
Because I couldn't find an ASCII-art plug-in for Photoshop :evil: I had to write it. :wink: However maybe someone else also wants to use it so I decided to share it with the world as freeware.

download, tutorials, etc. http://en.photoshopfilter.ascii-art.at/


Now I really want some serious feedback from experts and users.


some examples:

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more at http://pixelhaufen.at/index.php?m=Software&u=0002 (sorry this page is in german only, however pictures have their own language...)

Needs Tweaking

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:46 pm
by Roo
The font size is way too large to really be effective. Such large charecters fails to bring out the details in the image.

The help file being only in German is well....no help at all.

This could be a nice plugin, but in my opinion needs tweaking.

Re: Needs Tweaking

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:39 pm
by pixelhaufen
Roo wrote:The font size is way too large to really be effective. Such large charecters fails to bring out the details in the image.

The help file being only in German is well....no help at all.

This could be a nice plugin, but in my opinion needs tweaking.

First of all thank you!

English help file: :oops: yes! - how could I forget adding this?

font size: I'll put it on my list to think about.
at the moment i have some points against it
1. I need some space for the letters to keep them readable. 9 x 9 pixels seemed to be a minimum.
2. I think the idea of ascii-art is reducing (= less details)
3. If you don't want to loose details you can make the picture 10 times bigger before you use the plugin

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:30 am
by plugsnpixels
AlphaPlugins does have such a plug-in:

http://www.plugsandpixels.com/alphaplug ... lizer.html

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:23 pm
by pixelhaufen
plugsnpixels wrote:AlphaPlugins does have such a plug-in

has a similar idea. the result seems to be totally different.

Re: Needs Tweaking / UPDATE

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:30 pm
by pixelhaufen
the mac-version is ready 4 download http://en.photoshopfilter.ascii-art.at/download 8)

i made some updates (that are only available with the mac version at the moment)

Roo wrote:The font size is way too large to really be effective. Such large charecters fails to bring out the details in the image.


it wasn't easy (with some characters) but most of them look readable. the mac-version supports smaller characters:

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Roo wrote:The help file being only in German is well....no help at all.


I left out some details but 99% can be found at http://en.photoshopfilter.ascii-art.at


feedback is welcomed...


hope that the next update will be available soon(er) ;)