ASCII (Listeni/ˈæski/ ASS-kee), abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character-encoding scheme. Originally based on the English alphabet, it encodes 128 specified characters into 7-bit binary integers. The characters encoded are numbers 0 to 9, lowercase letters a to z, uppercase letters A to Z, basic punctuation symbols, control codes that originated with Teletype machines, and a space. ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, though they support many additional characters.
ASCIIfy converts your images to a new image, build entirely from ASCII characters. Not only does this look cool, it is also very geeky and awesome!
ASCIIfy can transform all kinds of images to their ASCII equivalent and has different settings you can apply to create a neat image.
We support JPEG (JPG), PNG, BMP and GIF, up to 8Mb in filesize. Animated images are currently not supported, and we have found that some images with transparency also get some funky results. But just try and see what happens!
We are very tolerant about what you upload, but we do not accept erotic images.
We support a variety of ASCII options.
  • The output resolution is a the bounding box of the new ASCII image. We try not to tear up your image or clip it, so we do our best to fit it in the bounding box. Usually, the higher the resolution, the better the result.
  • The font color has three settings.
    • Color: This tries to make your image in full colored ASCII. This usually gives the nicests results. Try with a black or white background. If your image has a lot of dark tones, we recommend a white background, otherwise a black one
    • Black: Generates a regular black font ASCII image. This looks nice on a white background
    • White: Generates a fancy white font ASCII image. This looks nice on black backgrounds
  • The background color has two settings.
    • Black: Use a black background. Suitable for white and color fonts
    • White: Use a white background. Suitable for black and color fonts
  • You can also negate the original image. This makes a negative of the image before actually converting it to ASCII, for some really neat effects.
We do not claim copyright for any of the images uploaded or present images on ASCIIfy. If you feel an image is not allowed to be on the site, for any reason, please leave a message at the contact page.
You are allowed to use the converted images to your liking, but just keep our watermark in there.
Yes! ASCIIfy is completely free. We do not earn anything with this project, it is just for fun. The ads on the site are just there to cover expenses.
Feel free to contact us by using the contact form!