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REXPaint 1.50
Recommended

A surprisingly powerful ASCII art editor

Rating:
(0)
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Kyzrati
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Design & Illustration
Date Updated:
03 August 2020
Downloads To Date:
1639
Languages:
English
Download Size:
749.00 KB

REXPaint is a portable free tool for creating ASCII art, images composed entirely of text characters.

The program is very easy to use, because it works so much like any other graphics editor. Choose a "font" - the character you're going to draw - then click and drag over the canvas to start your drawing, or use one of the tools (Line, Rectangle, Oval, Text to add a caption).

You probably won't want to use the same colour for everything, but that's not a problem - there's a colour picker on the sidebar.

A Fill tool works much like any other editor. Choose a fill colour, hover your mouse over a region, and it updates to preview the results; click to accept, move your mouse somewhere else to try again.

There's a Zoom option, although it's well hidden. Click one of the "< >" characters below the Font selector and RexPaint steps the font size up or down, which also resizes the image.

If you create a small design you like, it's easy to copy and then paste it repeatedly across your image.

The program even has layers support to handle more complex designs.

When you're finished, your project may be saved in the program's native format, or exported as PNG, XML, CSV, BBCode or TXT.

1.50

* NEW: UI supports up to 9 image layers instead of previous 4 (Ctrl-Shift-l to toggle Extended Layers Mode)
* NEW: Batch PNG export of all images in a single directory (Shift-RMB on directory name)

Verdict:

An excellent ASCII art editor, packed with powerful tools, and with some detailed documentation to explain how everything works.

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