aview - Graphics viewer for viewing netpbm format on console or X using aalib
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Aview is powerful graphics viewer which utilize the aalib API and allows
viewing netpbm format (and others in the presence of netpbm or ImageMagick)
on console (using slang) and X.
There are three programs.
aview: the main program which could used to view pnm, ppm, pgm and pbm
files. It runs under X or slang.
asciiview: a shell script wraps around aview to allow wider range of image
formats to be viewed. Netpbm package is required for the conversion.
aaflip: a program to view flip animation using ascii text. Works under X
You could press h to get help. You may also save the pics in various text
format. Thanks to aalib!
The aview port currently does not have a maintainer. As a result, it is
more likely to have unresolved issues, not be up-to-date, or even be removed in
the future. To volunteer to maintain this port, please create an issue at:
More information about port maintainership is available at:
Install aview txz package:
# pkg install aview