Ascii Generator dotNET (ascgen2) is an application to convert images into high quality ASCII art, i.e. text that accurately represents the original image. The first and only program of its kind to support variable width fonts, and real-time output adjustment.
Download it here: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ascgen2/ascgen2-0.6.4.zip?download
If you are using the settings file from the previous version, please either delete it, or remove the <validcharacters>...</validcharacters> line, load the program and save the settings.
Changes in this version:
Added initial input and output directories to the variables and xml file
Added valid characters textbox shown instead of the ramps for variable width fonts
Changed valid characters textbox into a combobox and added some more choices
Allowed multiple valid character strings in the xml file
Changed valid characters dialog to use a combobox
Made valid characters dialog resizable