How to convert a jpg image to ASCII using the Linux command line.

Posted: March 2, 2015. At: 12:33 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 8068
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The jp2a package for Ubuntu will convert a jpeg image into an ascii text representation. This is useful for creating useful ascii images to post on the Internet. Install it by typing: sudo apt-get install jp2a and then convert an image this way.

~$ jp2a myimage.jpg

This will output ascii text to the terminal. A very good trick to show off your Linux terminal with.

jp2a converting a jpg to ascii.
jp2a converting a jpg to ascii.

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