Monthly Archives: June 2016

$ cat picture.png | catpicture

This is a stupid simple utility that I’m now really glad to have. I call it “catpicture” and it’s a tool to cat pictures to the command line. I spend a lot of time SSH-ed into remote machines doing ML or image processing, and I hate having to pull down a picture just to see if it’s garbage. This tool will take (either via stdin or the args) an image and dump a rescaled version to the terminal using ANSI colors.

You can view the source at

You can download a version of the utility for Linux here:

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