A high quality ascii art image viewer
aview [options] filename.p[ngbp]m
asciiview [options] filename.xxx
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
aview/asciiview is an image viewer which displays the images in ASCII art...
aview supports zooming/unzooming, three dithering modes, inversion, contrast, brightness, gamma control and can save into many formats (html, text, ansi, more/less etc.).
aview can only show files in the PNM file format. But asciiview automatically converts the file formats to PNM (with extern programs like NetPBM and ImageMagic) and then runs aview.
It supports the usual aalib drivers (e.g. slang, x11 and stdout) as well as the mousedrivers X11 and gpm.
Move the image one row/column.
Move the image one page.
Change dithering mode.
Quit the viewer.
Turn inversion on.
Turn inversion off.
Increase contrast (dot).
Decrease contrast (comma).
Increase gamma (single quote).
Decrease gamma (semicolon).
For a complete description, type aview --help. This shows all options.
Please report any bugs you find to Jan Hubicka <[email protected]>.
aview is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL).