Ever wanted to generate ASCII art from your family photos laying around just for the geekiness of it? There are a number of ways to do this in Linux including by using Gimp and saving a copy and select ASCII text and save. I also found a handy online tool for generating ASCII art that allows you to adjust the settings for the sharpness of the text and provides a beige backdrop which makes the ASCII text seem even sharper.

Give us the link already!

Here it is:


After you generate a photo you can simply take a screen shot and select that area if you want to keep the backdrop color.