Ascii Generator dotNET Beta 8.2 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.

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Fixed an error that was badly affecting the output and has been there since the start, plus filters are now applied to the edges. Recommended upgrade for everyone.

Changes in this version:
Added DrawText function with a offset parameter
Moved Image to Values, Image to Colors and Text to Image into separate classes
Moved values to text conversion classes into separate files
Cleaned up TextProcessingSettings
Moved applying the filters from TextProcessingSettings into the AscgenConverter
Moved filter list creation to a property in TextProcessingSettings, and only recreated when needed
Cleaned up ConvolutionMatrix and changed Apply to be a non-static function
Moved applying a ConvolutionMatrix for a filter into a new subclass inherited by blur and sharpen
Fixed error in the application of the ConvolutionMatrix
Moved applying the ConvolutionMatrix values into a loop
Fixed filters not being applied to the edges of the output
Optimized unsharp mask a little
Changed to only create static filters once
Required a factor in the ConvolutionMatrix constructor, and added a default constructor

Posted by Jonathan 2007-06-30

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