"The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on
the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece
of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people
fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the
slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing...
...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world." - Introduction to Open Source - www.opensource.org
AsciiCam generates ASCII images in real time from whatever your camera is pointing at. Choose from black and white, primary colors, or full colors, take pictures, and share them as images or HTML. You can also create ASCII versions of pictures in your gallery, and optionally have ASCII versions automatically generated every time you take a picture with the standard camera app.