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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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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 8, 2015
Pointless "The regular version also lets you take pictures" - so I've downloaded an app that shows me what a picture would look like if I could take one?
A Google User
Mar 28, 2015
I can't use it!!!
A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
Bad Useless no capture button no editing option.
A Google User
Mar 14, 2015
Great! Calidade...
A Google User
Feb 22, 2015
Brilliant App