:black_heart: Create and share beautiful images of your source code (by carbon-app)

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Posts where carbon has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-26.
  • VSCode | My VS-Code setup for my programming time. | 2021-02-26
    You have two choices, either use code snap, which you have the ability to make code images with background color configuration and use the same theme and font (even if it's an proprietary theme or font) and make images. And it has numbering configuration and few extra. Or you can use Carbon. What it does is make a beautiful image of your code to be used. For example see the image below.
  • Rates - currency rates in your terminal
    It's Seti. It's default theme when creating image at Carbon
    The output is colored because the image was created in Carbon and not in the terminal. I don't really see a good use case for this, but in most shells you can add colors manually.
  • A CLI tool for generating image from source code (alternative to Carbon and Silicon) | 2021-02-23
    There exists | 2021-02-23
  • 🤓 TIL about the "ping" attribute on <a> tags
    Hah, that is funny. I'm the person that tweeted that, and this is some quality ripping off 🤣 I like how OP even linked to, as if he created the screenshot himself.
    That image isn't a code editor, it's probably or or equivalent.
  • Please forgive me | 2021-02-21
    Carbon | 2021-02-21
  • Create beautiful pictures of your code
    How is it different from ?
  • I've done bad things | 2021-02-17
    Yeah it’s a website called Carbon:
  • Found this on twitter, by @bernam92 (link to original post in the comments)
    Use this web page, just need to type the code and specify the language
  • Show HN: – Create beautiful images of your code | 2021-02-17
    I created a Github Action to generate images for code, within github issues. The benefits:

    - Easy to view and understand the image of the code v/s the code block text when using a mobile device. Why? Easier to scroll images v/s text.

    - Members will no longer have to rely on the issue reporters and commenters to format their code blocks correctly. Using the in built formatter, the code is always structured properly

    - Maintainers can style the code blocks to suit their project's language and guidelines and not put the onus of this on the issue reporter / commenter

    This uses carbon (

    The Github Action in question: | 2021-02-17
    Similar website: . They probably have more themes but I like this conciseness. | 2021-02-17
    Why? There is already Carbon ( for that.


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carbon-app/carbon is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.