gifecho - generate a GIF from ASCII text
[-v] [-s colormap-size] [-f foreground]
[-c R G B] [-t text]
[-h] [ gif-file]
A program to generate GIF images out of regular text. Text can be one line or
multi-line, and is converted using 8 by 8 fixed font.
This program reads stdin if no text is provided on the command line (-t), and
will dump the created GIF file to stdout.
Verbose mode (show progress). Enables printout
of running scan lines.
Explicitly defines the size of the color map
of the resulting gif image. Usually the image will be bicolor with fg as color
1, unless [-f] is explicitly given in case the color map size will be big
enough to hold it. However it is sometimes convenient to set the color map
size to certain size while the fg color is small mainly so this image may be
merged with another (images must match color map size).
Select foreground index (background is always
0). By default it is one and therefore the image result is bicolored. if FG is
set to n then color map will be created with 2^k entries where 2^k > n for
minimum k, assuming k <= 8. This color map will be all zeros except this
foreground index. This option is useful if this text image should be
integrated into other image colormap using their colors.
-c R G B
The color to use as the foreground color.
White by default.
One line of text can be provided on the
command line. Note you must encapsulate the Text within quotes if it has
spaces (The quotes themselves are not treated as part of the text). If no -t
option is provided, stdin is read until end of file.
Print one line command line help, similar to
There is a hardcoded limit of 100 the number of lines.