gifecho - generate a GIF from ASCII text
gifecho [-v] [-s colormap-size]
[-c R G B] [-t text]
A program to generate GIF images out of regular text. Text can be
one line or multi-line, and is converted using 8 by 8 fixed font.
This program reads stdin if no text is provided on the command
line (-t), and will dump the created GIF file to stdout.
Verbose mode (show progress). Enables printout of running
Explicitly defines the size of the color map of the
resulting gif image. Usually the image will be bicolor with fg as color 1,
unless [-f] is explicitly given in case the color map size will be big enough
to hold it. However it is sometimes convenient to set the color map size to
certain size while the fg color is small mainly so this image may be merged
with another (images must match color map size).
Select foreground index (background is always 0). By
default it is one and therefore the image result is bicolored. if FG is set to
n then color map will be created with 2^k entries where 2^k > n for minimum
k, assuming k <= 8. This color map will be all zeros except this foreground
index. This option is useful if this text image should be integrated into
other image colormap using their colors.
-c R G B
The color to use as the foreground color. White by
One line of text can be provided on the command line.
Note you must encapsulate the Text within quotes if it has spaces (The quotes
themselves are not treated as part of the text). If no -t option is provided,
stdin is read until end of file.
Print one line command line help, similar to Usage
There is a hardcoded limit of 100 the number of lines.