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ASCII cam (free version)

ASCII cam (free version)


A long time ago computers didn't have graphics. All they could do was show green characters on a black screen or black characters on white paper.

But programmers were resourceful. They discovered that if you filled the screen with certain characters and squinted you could sort of make out a picture. Thus ASCII art was born.

The ASCII cam application lets you view the world as ASCII art using the camera on an Android device. Characters are displayed as green-on-black, white-on-black, or, for that line printer look, as dark-grey-on-white.

It's just the thing for Android owners suffering iPhone envy: a photography application that's even more retro than Hipstamatic. Short of simulating clay tablets or papyrus, this is as old-school as it gets.

This is the free version that doesn't support the taking of photos. If you want that feature, you'll need to upgrade to the paid version.

Recent changes:
Now works with the front-facing selfie-cam.
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File size
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About ASCII cam (free version)
A long time ago computers didn't have graphics. All they could do was show green characters on a black screen or black characters on white paper.

But programmers were resourceful. They discovered that if you filled the screen with certain characters and squinted you could sort of make out a picture. Thus ASCII art was born.

The ASCII cam application lets you view the world as ASCII art using the camera on an Android device. Characters are displayed as green-on-black, white-on-black, or, for that line printer look, as dark-grey-on-white.

It's just the thing for Android owners suffering iPhone envy: a photography application that's even more retro than Hipstamatic. Short of simulating clay tablets or papyrus, this is as old-school as it gets.

This is the free version that doesn't support the taking of photos. If you want that feature, you'll need to upgrade to the paid version.

Recent changes:
Now works with the front-facing selfie-cam.

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A Google User
Feb 16, 2014
cool staff very impressive!!and the converting is almost real-time. awesome!
A Google User
Feb 7, 2014
OMFG This is an amazing app for cool deaked out pictures
A Google User
Dec 15, 2013
Really cool! Must have!
A Google User
Jul 21, 2013
Great! This is very cool!
A Google User
Jun 27, 2013
Cool idea, but doesn't work: Galaxy Nexus, v4.2.2 Subject says most of it. I just get a black screen. I can hit the menu button and change settings, but that doesn't fix the black screen. Too bad, liked the idea. Perhaps you just need to update the code for newer versions of Android?