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September 19, 2014 AT 5:00 am

fim – Displaying and Manipulating Images from Raspbian Command Line, including ASCII Art Rendering! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Some handy tips and techniques for using the command line utility fim on a Raspberry Pi. One of the less practical but rather awesome tips is for evoking an ASCII art rendering command. And according to feedback I’ve been reading, fim can be operated over SSH!

Displaying and Manipulating Images from Raspbian Command Line. From Raspberry Pi Spy:

If you are using your Pi to capture images using the camera it can be useful to display those images without launching a desktop environment. One of the ways of doing this is to use a utility called “fim”.

…If you use the “-t” option you can render the image in ASCII characters.

To display the image as ASCII art you can use :

fim -a -t example.jpg

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