How to make ASCII art by tracing digital images
I got the idea to try making ASCII art by tracing an image. To do so I had to find a way to make my Notepad transparent on the screen. I ended up using Peek Through. It has the least extra features but it gets the job done, with my own Notepad and settings for font, etc.
The two text editors have some interesting features, but I didn’t explore them. I may yet. At the time I just wanted to try tracing an image.
Tracing an image did not actually work out as well as I thought it could. For me it was better to stick with using an image (usually several different images) as inspiration for my own creation.
I found tracing difficult to work with because the font was smaller, in Transparent Notepad.