Draw Your Own ASCII Art Using JavE

ASCII art (made using Jave)

If you’ve browsed the internet for a while you have may have seen the often intricate ASCII art, if you haven’t ASCII art is the use of text to create art. Although ASCII art can be created using a text editor and lots of time, JavE can speed up the design process by using a mouse to draw and create elements such as text boxes for annotations.

JavE is a free editor that runs using Java to create ASCII art and requires Java Runtime Environment to start the program if you haven’t installed it already. This powerful editor includes the ability to convert images to text, crash recovery and a paint brush which automatically fills in defined characters. JavE can also be used for manually typing in letters if you prefer to create your own ASCII art without any of the added features.

The download for JavE is tiny, just over 1 MB but if you just want to convert an image to text without downloading the application try PicASCII which converts images to ASCII.

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