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Ascii Generator dotNET Beta 4.0 Released

Beta 4.0 of the ASCII Generator dotNET has been released, with the much requested ability to process batches of files finally added.

Posted by Jonathan 2005-10-04

Ascii Generator dotNET Beta 3.0 Released

Main new features since 0.2.0:
- Redesigned interface
- Full screen mode
- Ability to automatically generate ramps for the current font

Posted by Jonathan 2005-08-09

Ascii Generator dotNET Beta 2.0 Released

You can now select an area of the image to be converted. Download it now!

There are lots of other little changes since beta 1.0, the main one being floating widgets, plus lots of other little fixes and tweaks. The output has also been improved with a new ASCII ramp. Check the previous release notes for details.

Posted by Jonathan 2005-05-21

Ascii Generator dotNET Beta 1.0 Released

The first public version is now available.

No installer, just an executable to unzip and run. You need the .NET framework installed so if you dont have it download it from the Windows Update page at Microsoft (its only been tested on v1.1). So, start it up, load an image, click on the text tab, maybe maximise the form, adjust the sliders a little then File/Save as an Image and youre done.

Remember: This isnt an update of the old Ascii Generator, its a whole new program that looks and works differently. Many of the old features havent been carried over yet, and some of the more unnecessary ones will not be added. The main thing missing is the automatic ASCII ramp optimisation for the current font - at the moment its making do with a rough version of a ramp for Lucidia Console, which is why other fonts look a little off.... read more

Posted by Jonathan 2005-04-02

Ascii Generator joins SourceForge.net

A new version of the top Image to ASCII art conversion program, with improved output and source code released under the GNU GPL. More information at http://ascgendotnet.jmsoftware.co.uk/

A few things need to be sorted out, like adding the licence to all of the files and cleaning up some of the code first, but an initial public CVS commit should hopefully happen in the next week or two, and an exe will be available shortly afterwards.... read more

Posted by Jonathan 2005-03-15