A few days ago one internet user shared in his Twitter account something really cool.
For some reason, Instagram/Facebook‘s public photos, can be “translated” into ASCII code simply adding an extension to them.
The reason? Although there isn’t any official announcement, could be some new product/service that Facebook have under their sleeves or… it’s just some developers having fun 🙂
Anyway, it’s a cool trick for give our photos some new perspective.
So. How it’s done?
First of all, it must be done from a browser (Safari in this example) and you need to know your picture URL. This could be done inspecting your photo and opening it in a new tab.
From there you just need to append the extension to the image URL as follows: append “.txt” for classic ASCII art or append “.html” for colored ASCII art
The result is an artistic version of our photos in ASCII code:
There’s an app for that. Well, sort of. In this site you can just paste the Instagram URL for your picture (from instagram.com), select the ASCII style and press MAGIC: http://thought.ai/ascii/
Enjoy and share!
Photo credit: @gastonoliva