Anyone know of a 1970s-style dot matrix "computer photo" generator/converter?
ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Wed Oct 8 22:01:28 CDT 2008
On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 07:09:59PM -0600, bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca wrote:
> Ethan Dicks wrote:
> >Ultimately, I just want to take a snapshot of me and filter it to
> >resemble that 1970s "computer photo" look.
> All I can think of is line printer art instead.
>  A Ethan Nude Calendar 2009 comes to mind ...
> I don't think I have seen the 'computer photo' look. I suspect you
> if you find what you are looking for, you may have to use a real
> dot matrix printer, since as far as I can tell modern printers I don't
> think handle over strikes.
Postscript printers can certainly render letters on top of each other,
and it's entirely possible to do all the overstrike rendering in RAM
before emitting a JPG or a PNG that's easy to print.
It looks like Al's suggestion of aa-lib and aview will do exactly
what I'm after.
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