IMG2ASCII is a PHP program, that generates ASCII images from JPG, GIF* or PNG images. There are several options to alter the generated output, such as color, inversed color, font sizes, background color, line height or letter spacing only to name a few. Unsure what it does? Check the examples or the online demo.
Unlike most ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) converters, this one comes with a database of almost 400 characters. You might be asking yourself "wait a minute, ASCII only contains 128 characters" - you're completely right, the additional 300 characters are not ASCII, but in Version 1.0 only ASCII characters were supported, that's why it's called IMG2ASCII, and not IMG2UNICODE, or whatever. Some Browsers might not display all characters in the Database, but there is an option only to use the standard ANSI charset (256 Characters).
» PHP 4.1
* GIF images may not be supported in recent versions of the GD library.