Ascii Generator dotNET 0.9.0 Released

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 conversion into variable width fonts, and output adjustments in real-time.

This release introduces the framework for translating the program into other languages, and adds the ability to save and print colour images.

Download it here: http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=133786

Changes in this version:
Improved speed of applying convolution matrix (used in output filters)
Added saving to an image with colour
For images with transparency, the transparent area is now black if output was inverted on load
Changed to no longer prompt to save after saving as an image
Added colour print and print preview
Added loading resource strings from an xml file
Added translation filename to the variables and settings file
Added form to change some basic settings in the program
Improved speed of automatically generating ascii ramps
Moved updating the settings into the Variables class
Moved processing xml nodes into a new class
Added saving as a nfo file
Localized the batch conversion log
Removed depreciated Hidden property from the widgets
Moved saving the settings into the Variables class
Changed the settings file to read and write to settings.xml
Fixed Ramp dropdown box being cut off
Moved Brightness/Contrast controls into a separate control
Replaced brightness/contrast textboxes with numeric up down boxes
Added saving as colour text and images in a batch conversion
Added a menu item to check for a new version
Fixed current output directory changing back to the default directory after saving
Added right-click menu item to reset the brightness/contrast widgets

Posted by Jonathan 2007-10-09