Daily Archives: December 16, 2004

Current Status

Just to be clear, this is very early on in development so don’t expect anything soon.

The ASCII conversion engine is in, but I’ve run some tests and I’m not happy with the output. It’s OK, but when compared to the old version using the same ASCII ramp and settings, the output from the old program is just a little bit better, probably due to how Graphics.DrawImage resizes the picture. If I can’t work out how to improve it I’ll rewrite the old code using unsafe{}, which is something I wanted to avoid.

When that’s done, I’ve got an idea about how to improve the sharpening, which will either work really well or not make much of a difference.

So currently: you can load an image, choose the font, adjust Brightness/Contrast, convert with stretching and sharpening, then save the output as text.