shanty - Makes a whopping great postscript file from an image and a text

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: shanty
Package version: 3
Package release: 4
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 68 B
Download size: 9.19 KB
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Shanty takes a text file and an image (PNG or JPG) and creates a PostScript file where one pixel in the image becomes one character in the PostScript. You can use it for making posters with the source and logo of your favourite project or with the letter and a photograph of your favourite group.



    Binary package: shanty_3-4_all.deb
    Source package: shanty

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install shanty deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install shanty


    • /usr/bin/shanty
    • /usr/share/doc/shanty/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/shanty/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/shanty/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/shanty.1.gz


    2008-07-08 - Jorge Salamero Sanz <> shanty (3-4) unstable; urgency=low * Priority changed to extra. * Added Homepage header. * Updated Standards-Version. * Added patch descriptions. * Minor updates on debian/rules. * Changed to <> address.

    2007-03-05 - Jorge Salamero Sanz <> shanty (3-3) unstable; urgency=low * Debian Policy update and a bit of clean-up

    2005-10-18 - Jorge Salamero Sanz <> shanty (3-2) unstable; urgency=low * Takes default papersize from /etc/papersize if exists, closes: #334151

    2005-10-03 - Jorge Salamero Sanz <> oshanty (3-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release, closes: #332412