Aview is an high quality ascii-art image(pnm) browser and animation(fli/flc) player usefull especially with lynx browser.
- dos (VGA + MDA)
- High quality ascii art rendering
- Save into many formats (html, text, ansi, more/less etc...)
- Contrast, Bright, Gamma control
- Image zooming/unzooming
- Three dithering modes
- Hidden "bonus" features :)
- Viewing your images in 3D.
- Basic functions for manipulating with images
- Comfortable possibilities for cataloging your images in treelike structure.
- Filtering images by rating, by category, by name.
- Searching images on your computer.
- Supported file operations with images.
- Comfortable "ImageBoard" tool for images manipulatings inside program.
- Supported a large number of graphical formats:
BMP, PNG, JPG, JPEG, JPE, TIF, TIFF,
PCX, DIB, RLE, TGA, TARGA, PIX, PXM,
PPM, PGM, PBM, JP2, J2K, JPC, J2C,
VST, ICB, VDA, FAX, G3N, G3F
What is PNM file format?
PNM if an graphics format similiar to GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and others. Aview uses it because of its simplicity. Many free or shareware conversion tools from other graphics format exist (ImageMagick, NetPBM for UNIX, alchemy for DOS and others.) So you should use aview to browse images in many graphics format. UNIX version has script that does conversion automatically (using eighter NetPBM (preffered way) or ImageMagic conversion program. FIFO is used to do not waste your disc space so conversion is fully transparent. Under DOS and other operating systems you probably need to do it yourself.
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