Brian Cassidy > Image-ANSI > Image::ANSI



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Image::ANSI - (DEPRECATED) Load, create, manipulate and save ANSI files


    This module has been replaced by Image:TextMode.


        use Image::ANSI;

        # Read in a file...
        my $img = Image::ANSI->new( file => 'file.ans' );

        # Image width and height
        my $w = $img->width;
        my $h = $img->height;

        # get and put "pixels"
        my $pixel = $img->getpixel( $x, $y );
        $img->putpixel( $x, $y, $pixel );

        # create a thumbnail
        my $png = $img->as_png( mode => 'thumbnail' );

        # export it as a png
        my $png = $img->as_png( mode => 'full' );

        # use a custom font
        my $png = $img->as_png( mode => 'full', font => 'Image::ANSI::Font::8x8' );
        # write the ANSI to a file
        $img->write( file => 'out.ans' );


This module allows you to load, create and manipulate files made up of ANSI escape codes, aka ANSI art.


To install this module via Module::Build:

        perl Build.PL
        ./Build         # or `perl Build`
        ./Build test    # or `perl Build test`
        ./Build install # or `perl Build install`

To install this module via ExtUtils::MakeMaker:

        perl Makefile.PL
        make test
        make install


new( %options )

Creates a new ANSI image. Currently only reads in data.

        # filename
        $ansi = Image::ANSI->new( file => 'file.ans' );
        # file handle
        $ansi = Image::ANSI->new( handle => $handle );

        # string
        $ansi = Image::ANSI->new( string => $string );

clear( )

Clears any in-memory data.

read( %options )

Reads in an ANSI.

write( %options )

Writes the ANSI data to a file, filehandle or string.

as_string( %options )

Returns the ANSI output as a scalar.

putpixel( $x, $y, $pixel )

Sets the pixel at $x, $y with $pixel (which should be an Image::ANSI::Pixel).

getpixel( $x, $y )

Returns the Image::ANSI::Pixel object at $x, $y (or undef).

pixel( [$x, $y, $pixel] )

Generic get / set method used by both getpixel and putpixel.

width( )

Returns the image width.

height( )

Returns the image height.

sauce( [File::SAUCE] )

Gets / sets the SAUCE object associated with the ANSI.

max_x( [$y] )

find the largest x on line $y (default 0 ).

clear_line( $y )

clears lines $y.

as_ascii( )

strip the attributes and return only the characters.

as_png( [%options] )

Returns a binary PNG version of the image.

        # Thumbnail -- Default
        $ansi->as_png( mode => 'thumbnail' );

        # Full size
        $ansi->as_png( mode => 'full' );

This function is just a wrapper around as_png_thumbnail() and as_png_full().

as_png_thumbnail( [%options] )

Creates a thumbnail version of the ANSI.

as_png_full( [%options] )

Creates a full-size replica of the ANSI. You can pass a "crop" option to crop the image at certain height.

        # Crop it after 25 (text-mode) rows
        $ansi->as_png_full( crop => 25 );



Copyright 2004-2009 by Brian Cassidy

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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