ASCII Art Maker

ASCII Art Maker

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.72
  • Total Downloads:
    6,021
  • Date Added:
    February 26, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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ASCII Art Marker lets users convert existing images into ASCII and create freehand ASCII images. We wish we could tell you more about it, but the sparse interface makes it hard to get a handle on exactly what else the program does.

The program's interface is basic--too basic. Our first instinct was to open the Help file, because we weren't sure how the program worked. Unfortunately, although there is a Help menu, when we tried to open it nothing happened. So we had to try to figure things out on our own. We started with the ASCII Editor, which is essentially a piece of graph paper into which users insert ASCII characters to create images. That was simple enough. The ASCII Image function was not as clear. This allows users to turn an existing image into an ASCII image, and it sort of worked. It was fine with the sample images that the program includes, and even has controls for brightness, contrast, and saturation. But when we tried using images of our own, which were larger, there was no way to resize them or view the entire ASCII result. Instead, the program would display a portion of the image, but there was no way to scroll or otherwise view the rest of it. We thought maybe if we saved the images we'd be able to view them more easily, but in the trial version of the program the save feature is disabled.

ASCII Art Maker has a 15-use trial. It installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We do not recommend this program; there are other, more user-friendly options out there.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "Color art with text, only for viewing!"

    October 07, 2008   |   By botanique

    Version: ASCII Art Maker 1.5

    Pros

    Multi-Color art in text format, to save in various forms.

    Cons

    Does not save

    Summary

    Frustrating!

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  • 2 stars

    "not for the notice "

    May 16, 2008   |   By beyondtoday

    Version: ASCII Art Maker 1.4

    Pros

    it has interesting program flieds to play about with

    Cons

    it wasn't very straight forward to work with new users will find this one danting

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.72
    software is freeware now
    General
    Publisher Aleksei Taranov
    Publisher web site http://www.altarsoft.com
    Release Date February 21, 2013
    Date Added February 26, 2013
    Version 1.72
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.34MB
    File Name AsciiArtMaker.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 6,021
    Downloads Last Week 13
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Save-disabled
    Price Free

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