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This plugin converts images to their ASCII representation. This plugin is useful to convert images for websites those do not support adding of image as part of user content. You can always convert image and paste the result in user content area to show image using ASCII codes.

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The easy way:

1. Go to the Plugins Menu in WordPress.
2. Search for "PicsAscii".
3. Click "Install".

The not so easy way:

1. Download latest stable copy of this plugin from github and extract it.
2. Upload the "src" folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and rename it to "PicsAscii".
3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
4. Manage plugin settings using the 'PicsAscii' menu option.


Why resulting image not showing in proper dimension?

To render ASCII image output, “<pre>” tag is used. There might be some CSS being applied to this tag either from your theme or plugin CSS. Please remove such CSS for ASCII images to render correctly.


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Release Date – 18 December 2019

  • New – Updated admin layout.
  • Fix – Default font size fix for ASCII Render.
  • Fix – Code optimisation.


Release Date – 24 February 2017

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