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Ascii Screenshot 1.5

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

This script is able to translate window pixel data into an ascii image using a script-defined "grayscale"

It also has color support if you save the output as an HTML

Self-Screenshots:

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Changelog:

  • 1.5 - Grayscale palette now extended on load for faster matching; Pixel color conversions are cached; Ascii mode for HTML removed (ugly); Screenshot now loaded before conversions to reduce errors from changes over time.; Timers added to output to reduce GUI processing cost.
  • 1.4 - Blank title now matches the entire desktop; Added vert/horiz step settings (I wouldn't change these unless the image is going to be resized smaller)
  • 1.3 - Fixed: if $ShowHTMLInColor is false, and the output is saved as HTML, a grayscale HTML image is made where it originally didn't. Added Optional Switch Between Natural/Mathematical Color-to-GrayScale Conversion ($ColorMode)
  • 1.21 - Better $gs grayscale - added another decimal place JUST for $gs changes (If you use .txt format or $ShowHTMLDefinit, $gs changes effect how good the picture looks)
  • 1.2 - Better window Matching + Inexistant window catching. (thanks SxyfrG)
  • 1.1 - Quick Fix (before posting even)

Notes:

-HTML output looks best in Internet Explorer ... :|

+Text output from this program looks best in Terminal font (Stand back from your monitor :) )

+The bottom box is the (partial match) title of the window to screenshot

+To use HTML support, save as a .htm or .html

-HTML support doesn't look good with the grayscale characters, so $ShowHTMLDefinit is off by default

-Yes I know it needs a better set of Grayscale characters - if you have a better one, or one that works for a

different font than "Terminal" please post your edited $gs.

;Ascii Screenshot 1.5
;By Crash Daemonicus

#include <Array.au3>
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2)
;---------SETTINGS----------
Global $gs='#H@R&$X81>l!;+:,. '                 ;$gs is the Grayscale Ascii spectrum from black to white
Global $ShowHTMLInColor=True                    ;Switches whether the "pixels" are colored in HTML output
Global $ColorMode=True                          ;Sets the mode for grayscale conversion, True is mathematically, False is Naturally (Mathematically, grayscale is R+G+B; Naturally, the darkness isn't the same between R,G and cool.gif
Global $black=0                                   ;Sets the black color value - should be 0
Global $white=RGB_To_BW(16777215,$ColorMode)    ;Sets the white color value - should be FF
Global $HSteps=1                                ;Sets the steps to take when capturing a row (setting this higher decreases horiz. quality/size but increases speed)
Global $VSteps=1                                ;Sets the steps to take when capturing all rows (setting this higher decreases vertic. quality/size but increases speed)
;---------------------------



Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=
$Form1 = GUICreate("Ascii Screenshot", 279, 106, 193, 115)
GUISetOnEvent(-3,"_exit")
$outfile = GUICtrlCreateInput("output.txt", 61, 2, 130, 21)
$getscreen = GUICtrlCreateButton("Get Screen", 192, 27, 78, 20, 0)
$Label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Output File", 3, 4, 55, 17)
$pointbox = GUICtrlCreateLabel("0%", 0, 27, 40, 20, -1, $WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$windowbox=GUICtrlCreateInput("[ACTIVE]", 61, 27, 130, 20)
$status=GUICtrlCreateLabel('Starting...',0,27+20,279,60,-1,$WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE)
$browse = GUICtrlCreateButton("Browse...", 193, 3, 78, 20, 0)
GUICtrlSetState($getscreen,128)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($getscreen,"GetScreen")
GUICtrlSetOnEvent($browse,"Browse")
Global $pps=0
Global $pixels=0
Global $seconds=0
Global $cacher=0
Global $cachew=0
Global $cachewh=0
Global $_ScreenTimer
Global $gsl=StringLen($gs)
_Status('Please Wait: Extending Grayscale palette...')
$gs2=''
$gsa=StringSplit($gs,'')
$max=$white-$black
$l_color=-1
$l_bufa=''

$gsa2=$gsa
$xmax=Int($max/$gsl)
$remainder=$max-($xmax*$gsl)

$i=1
For $i=0 To $black
    $gs2&=$gsa[1]
Next
$imin=$black+1
$imax=$xmax
For $i=1 To $gsl
    $rmax=Ceiling($remainder/$gsl)
    $imax+=$rmax
    $remainder-=$rmax
    $c=$gsa[$i]
    For $ii=$imin To $imax
        $gs2&=$c
    Next
    _ProgressTimer($i,1,$gsl,200)
    $imin=$imax+1
    $imax=$imin+($xmax-1)
Next
$gs=$gs2
$_ProgTimer=-1
_ProgressTimer(1,0,1,200)
_Status('Ready...')
GUICtrlSetState($getscreen,64)

While 1
    sleep(300)
WEnd
Func Browse()
    $fsd=FileSaveDialog("Save Ascii Image",@WorkingDir,'Text files (*.txt)|HTML files (*.htm;*.html)|All (*.*)')
    If @error Or $fsd=='' then Return 0
    GUICtrlSetData($outfile,$fsd)
EndFunc
Func GetScreen()
    Global $pps=0
    Global $pixels=0
    Global $seconds=0
    Global $cacher=0
    Global $_ScreenTimer
    GUICtrlSetState($getscreen,$GUI_DISABLE)
    _Status('Preparing Settings...')
    $window=GUICtrlRead($windowbox)
    If $window=="" Then
        Local $wgp[4]
        $wgp[0]=0
        $wgp[1]=0
        $wgp[2]=@DesktopWidth
        $wgp[3]=@DesktopHeight
    Else
        If WinExists($window)==0 Then
            MsgBox(0,'Error Finding Window',"I'm Sorry, but I could not find that wind&#111;w.")
            GUICtrlSetState($getscreen,$GUI_ENABLE)
            Return 0
        Else
            $wgp=WinGetPos($window)
        EndIf
    EndIf
    $fn=GUICtrlRead($outfile)
    $html=False
    $gsl=StringLen($gs)
    If StringInStr($fn,'.htm') Then
        $html=True
        $gsa=StringSplit('#','')
        $gsl=1
    Else
        $gsa=StringSplit($gs,'')
    EndIf
    $x1=$wgp[0]
    $y1=$wgp[1]
    $x2=$wgp[0]+$wgp[2]
    $y2=$wgp[1]+$wgp[3]
    $buf=''
    If $html Then
        $buf&='<HTML><BODY><style type="text/css">'&@CRLF
        $buf&='<!-- '&@CRLF
        $buf&='font,body,br,pre,div {margin:0; padding:0; font-family:Terminal; font-size:4px; line-height:4px; letter-spacing:0px;}'&@CRLF
        $buf&=' -->'&@CRLF
        $buf&='</style><div NOWRAP>'&@CRLF
    Else
        $buf&='Please View in "TERMINAL" font.'&@CRLF
    EndIf
    _Status('Loading Screenshot...')
    Local $ColorArrayY[$wgp[3]+1]
    For $y=$y1 To $y2 step $VSteps
        Local $ColorArrayX[$wgp[2]+1]
        $x=0
        For $x=$x1 To $x2 step $HSteps
            $ColorArrayX[$x-$x1]=PixelGetColor($x,$y)
        Next
        $ColorArrayY[$y-$y1]=$ColorArrayX
        $delay=200
        If $y=$y2 Then $delay=0
        _ProgressTimer($y,$y1,$y2,$delay)
    Next

    _Status('Converting Screenshot...')
    $_ScreenTimer=TimerInit()
    For $y=$y1 To $y2 step $VSteps
        $x=0
        $ColorY=$ColorArrayY[$y-$y1]
        For $x=$x1 To $x2 step $HSteps
            $color=$ColorY[$x-$x1];PixelGetColor($x,$y)
            $bufa=_Pixel_GetCache($color,$html)
            If $bufa=='' Then
                _StatusT('Converting...',$html)
                $bw=RGB_To_BW($color,$ColorMode)
                If $html Then
                    $chosencolor=$color
                    If $ShowHTMLInColor==False Then $chosencolor=BW_To_RGB($bw)
                    $bufa='<font color="#'&Hex($chosencolor,6)&'">#</font>'
                Else
                    If $bw>$gsl Then $bw=$gsl
                    $bufa=$gsa[$bw+1]
                EndIf
                _Pixel_SetCache($color,$bufa,$html)
            EndIf
            $pixels+=1

            $buf&=$bufa
        Next
        If $html Then $buf&='<br>'
        $buf&=@CRLF
        $delay=300
        If $y=$y2 Then $delay=0
        _ProgressTimer($y,$y1,$y2,$delay)
    Next
    If $html Then $buf&=@CRLF&'</div></font></BODY></HTML>'
    _Status('Saving Screenshot...')
    FileOverwrite($fn,$buf)
    _Status('Ready...')
    GUICtrlSetState($getscreen,$GUI_ENABLE)
EndFunc
Func _Pixel_GetCache($color,$html)
    $vn='pxc_'&String($color)
    If $html Then $vn&='h'
    If IsDeclared($vn)=0 Then Return ''
    $cacher+=1
    _StatusT('Reading Cache...',$html)
    Return Eval($vn)
EndFunc
Func _Pixel_SetCache($color,$bufa,$html)
    $vn='pxc_'&String($color)
    If $html Then
        $vn&='h'
        $cachewh+=1
    Else
        $cachew+=1
    EndIf
    _StatusT('Writing Caching...',$html)
    ;ConsoleWrite($vn&'='&$bufa&@CRLF)
    Assign($vn,$bufa,2)
EndFunc
Func _StatusT($t,$html)
    Global $_StatusTimer, $max
    If TimerDiff($_StatusTimer)>400 Then
        $seconds=TimerDiff($_ScreenTimer)/1000
        $pps=Round(($pixels/$seconds),2)
        If $html Then
            $cwt=$cachewh
        Else
            $cwt=$cachew&' / '&$white
        EndIf
        _Status('Converting: '&$t&@CRLF&'Pixels Per Second: '&$pps&@CRLF&'Colors Cached: '&$cwt&@CRLF&'Cache Reads: '&$cacher)
        $_StatusTimer=TimerInit()
    EndIf
EndFunc
Func _Status($t)
    GUICtrlSetData($status,$t)
EndFunc
Func _ProgressTimer($i,$n,$x,$delay=100)
    ;I only do this so that updating the GUI doesnt slow the program down.
    Global $_ProgTimer
    If TimerDiff($_ProgTimer)>$delay Then
        GUICtrlSetData($pointbox,Round(_ConvertRange($i, $n,$x, 0, 100),0)&'%')
        $_ProgTimer=TimerInit()
    EndIf
EndFunc





Func _exit()
    Exit
EndFunc

Func RGB_To_BW($color,$Mathematical=False)
   ; $hexcol=Hex($color,6)
    $red=_Bit_Mid($color,1,8)
    $grn=_Bit_Mid($color,9,16)
    $blu=_Bit_Mid($color,16,23)
    If $Mathematical Then
        Return Int($red+$grn+$blu)
    Else
        ;RGB -> Grayscale
        ;Mathematically, grayscale=_ConvertRange($color, 0, 0xFFFFFF, 0, 255) is correct
        ;BUT visually, grayscale=(30% red+59% green+11% blue) is more correct
        Return Int((0.30*$red)+(0.59*$grn)+(0.11*$blu))
    EndIf
EndFunc
Func BW_To_RGB($color)
    ;This will not convert grayscale to colors, but rather Grayscale values to RGB values
    Return $color*65536+$color*256+$color
EndFunc
Func _Bit_Mid($int,$start,$count=-1)
    $len=_Bit_Len($int)
    $int=_Bit_TrimLeft($int,$start-1)
    $len=$len-($start-1)
    If $count>-1 And $count<$len Then
        ;$count
        $int=BitShift($int,$len-$count)
    EndIf
    Return $int
EndFunc
Func _Bit_TrimLeft($int,$bits)
    ;BitShift($int,+) is technically  _Bit_TrimRight
    ;BitShift($int,-) is technically  _Bit_PadRight0
    $len=_Bit_Len($int)
    $bits=$len-$bits
    $leftbits=BitShift($int,$bits)
    Return $int-BitShift($leftbits,0-$bits)
EndFunc
Func _Bit_Len($int)
    If $int=0 Then Return 0
    If $int<0 Then $int=BitNot($int)
    Return Floor(Log($int)/Log(2))+1
EndFunc

Func _ConvertRange($i, $n, $x, $nb, $xb)
    Return ((($i - $n) / ($x - $n)) * ($xb - $nb)) + $nb
EndFunc
Func FileOverwrite($file, $data)
    $fh = FileOpen($file, 2 + 16)
    $d = FileWrite($fh, StringToBinary($data))
    FileClose($fh)
    Return $d
EndFunc   ;==>FileOverwrite

5-5-13 edit: Fixed post images

Edited by crashdemons

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Can it only capture its own window?

No - the bottom box defines WHICH window to capture (matching a window title or advanced window matching code).

Since it is defaulted to "[ACTIVE]" it will capture it's own window if you do not change the text before hitting the "Get Screen" button.

Edited by crashdemons

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This is great!

A few problems though, you seem to have minimal error checking :)

I entered in a non-existent window title and it errored out (including If WinExists ( GUICtrlRead ( $WindowBox ) ) = 1 Then would be better )

And to make title matching easier ...

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2) ;Match any substring in a title


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This is great!

A few problems though, you seem to have minimal error checking :)

I entered in a non-existent window title and it errored out (including If WinExists ( GUICtrlRead ( $WindowBox ) ) = 1 Then would be better )

And to make title matching easier ...

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2) ;Match any substring in a title

Thanks, I updated the code in the main post to fix that. :)

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Looks cool!

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Nice idea :) but the 'get-only-a-window-option' would be nice..

Or the option which I have in my Pixel-to-data-program, to chose an image would be nice!

Great work igg.

Grtz,

Neo


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Cool script :) !!

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Great script! :)

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Nice idea :) but the 'get-only-a-window-option' would be nice..

Or the option which I have in my Pixel-to-data-program, to chose an image would be nice!

Great work igg.

Grtz,

Neo

Thanks, I didn't know you made something similar - it wasn't my intention to recreate something that had already been made :) .

Also, I'm not quite sure on the best way to retrieve pixel colors from an image using autoit.


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Update 1.5

Grayscale palette now extended on load for faster matching

Pixel color conversions are cached

Ascii mode for HTML removed (ugly)

Screenshot now loaded before conversions to reduce errors from changes over time.

Timers added to GUI updating to reduce processing cost over time.


My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

one of these has been made in autoit before.

Didn't see it when I did a search the first time - so I made it.

Although it doesn't really matter, does it?

Since, there can be more than program available for something.

Edited by crashdemons

My Projects - WindowDarken (Darken except the active window) Yahsmosis Chat Client (Discontinued) StarShooter Game (Red alert! All hands to battlestations!) YMSG Protocol Support (Discontinued) Circular Keyboard and OSK example. (aka Iris KB) Target Screensaver Drive Toolbar Thingy Rollup Pro (Minimize-to-Titlebar & More!) 2D Launcher physics example Ascii Screenshot AutoIt3 Quine Example ("Is a Quine" is a Quine.) USB Lock (Another system keydrive - with a toast.)

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Didn't see it when I did a search the first time - so I made it.

Although it doesn't really matter, does it?

Since, there can be more than program available for something.

I'm not saying yours is bad, infact yours seems to be much faster than the original, athough the original had a lot more features including only using user defined sets of characters, only certain shades of colours.. etc. etc. (this was 1+years ago btw)

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