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app picat

Picat (picture cat) converts image files to sixel grapics, and prints them to stdout

1 unstable release

0.1.0 Dec 2, 2021

MIT and GPL-3.0-or-later

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picat - picture cat

Picat converts images to sixel graphics, and outputs them to stdout. The tool achieves high quality output by making use of the libimagequant library for converting RGBA images to the sixel palette.

Not all terminals support sixels. I have personally tested picat in xterm on Xorg and foot on Wayland.

screenshot of picat

    picat [OPTIONS] [<FILE>...]

    If FILE is omitted, picat reads a single image from stdin.

    -w, --width <pixels>    Output image width in pixels
    -h, --help              Display this help page


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