Is there a way to convert all your vocab/kanji into pictures (like a JPG)


#1

I looked through all of the threads here and couldn’t find anything like that. Nor did searching help. I swear there was a thread like this but it’s gone.

Is there a way to convert the vocab and kanji you need to learn into pictures to add into a slideshow\digital picture frame, or whatever.

I figured it would be nice when you’re working in an office by yourself and you can see the kanji on the screen you’re having problems with.


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#2

Take screenshots of your trouble kanji while doing your reviews.

Step 1) press the PRINT SCREEN button on your keyboard.
Step 2) open PAINT or whatever image editing program you like, but paint loads quick and is all you need really.
Step 3) press CTRL-V to paste the image you took onto the screen.
Step 4) Crop it as you like, or manipulate it however you prefer. SAVE as .PNG or .JPG
Step 5) Repeat as necessary.


#3
AnimeCanuck said... Take screenshots of your trouble kanji while doing your reviews.

Step 1) press the PRINT SCREEN button on your keyboard.
Step 2) open PAINT or whatever image editing program you like, but paint loads quick and is all you need really.
Step 3) press CTRL-V to paste the image you took onto the screen.
Step 4) Crop it as you like, or manipulate it however you prefer. SAVE as .PNG or .JPG
Step 5) Repeat as necessary.

 I was hoping to avoid doing that since my critical items consist of a few hundred. Having a chance at looking at it for 8 hours a day, probably you’ll need to do that more than a few dozen times to not get absolutely sick of looking at those said few dozen kanji

#4

presumably you could write a script for it but i dont have the skills for that sort of thing.


#5

I have all of the WK kanji that I converted to 4k wallpapers. The only thing it shows is a single kanji in the image. but I think it looks pretty sweet having a rotating kanji desktop. I can hunt around for the source, I made it in C#… dunno if I still have it though. (If that is what you are looking for)



@Anime… did you accidentally level up or something? I could have sworn you were 11.


#6

It doesn’t answer your question but as an alternative for studying your critical items have you considered using Wanikani to Anki and exporting all of your critical items into an Anki deck and then studying from that?

Link here: https://wanikanitoanki.com/

Perhaps your could have Anki open on your phone/tablet on your desk and just flick through the cards every now and then throughout the day?


#7
Ashi2015 said... It doesn't answer your question but as an alternative for studying your critical items have you considered using Wanikani to Anki and exporting all of your critical items into an Anki deck and then studying from that?

Link here: https://wanikanitoanki.com/

Perhaps your could have Anki open on your phone/tablet on your desk and just flick through the cards every now and then throughout the day?
 That's what got me the idea, I saw it made them into nice looking pictures from only a txt file so I figured it was atleast possible.

I have a digital picture frame and prefer not to leave a phone or tablet on all that time and cant just leave it there

#8
Shimizoki said... I have all of the WK kanji that I converted to 4k wallpapers. The only thing it shows is a single kanji in the image. but I think it looks pretty sweet having a rotating kanji desktop. I can hunt around for the source, I made it in C#... dunno if I still have it though. (If that is what you are looking for)



@Anime... did you accidentally level up or something? I could have sworn you were 11.

 That's close. It wouldn't really help if I don't know the kanji (seeing it's reading or meaning below it) But I appreciate the offer,

#9

Hundreds of critical items?  I don’t think I’ve ever had more than 10.  But I’m also team Gotta Go Slow here.


#10

Yeah, that’s just to make the initial pictures. Once you do those 100 items, you’d have all the pictures already. I mean, that’s probably less than an hour to set up. Maybe as little as 20 minutes, just leave the paint program open.

@Shimizoki - yeah, it was kind of an accident. Now I have too many lessons.


#11

The Linux ‘convert’ command is probably an easy way.  Can you draw up a sample of what you’d want it to look like?  What image size?  Any additional info, such as reading/meaning?


#12
Aarix said... I was hoping to avoid doing that since my critical items consist of a few hundred.
Hwha...

I think the only time I've ever seen something in critical is when I get it wrong on the first review. One wrong answer (for reading or meaning) plus two right answers equals 67%, so it shows up critical. But then I review it more thoroughly and it's never critical again. What are you doing when things go critical initially. Like, on your WoS, you have 関連 at 1/12 for reading... did you actually input 11 wrong answers before looking at the correct reading? I can see trying twice, but any more than that seems like banging your head against the wall. 

#13
Aarix said...
Ashi2015 said...Link here: https://wanikanitoanki.com/
 That's what got me the idea, I saw it made them into nice looking pictures from only a txt file so I figured it was atleast possible.
 Text file can be easily converted to *.csv and opened in Excel. Just rename the extension, and when opening the *.csv, choose semi-colon separated. Then, it can be easily manipulated to make a grid of Kanji of critical items.

#14

Hey OP:

This will create a giant wallpaper gif of your kanji progress, with the characters color-coded by srs level. I’ve been making one about every month, it’s cool to see the progress.

https://wk-wallpaper.herokuapp.com/1920x1080?api_key=

just add your API key after the equals sign. 

I would credit the person who made it but I have no idea who it is! :slight_smile:


#15

If you’re looking for something like this:

kanji:


vocab:


I wrote a tiny 4-line script to generate images for all of the kanji and vocab.  The results are here:
https://www.idigtech.com/wanikani/uploads/kanji.zip
https://www.idigtech.com/wanikani/uploads/vocabulary.zip

It’s easy to modify the script to use different colors, and create font outlines like this:


#16
chrispthompson said... Hey OP:

This will create a giant wallpaper gif of your kanji progress, with the characters color-coded by srs level. I've been making one about every month, it's cool to see the progress.

https://wk-wallpaper.herokuapp.com/1920x1080?api_key=

just add your API key after the equals sign. 

I would credit the person who made it but I have no idea who it is! :)
 
rfindley said... If you're looking for something like this:

kanji:


vocab:


I wrote a tiny 4-line script to generate images for all of the kanji and vocab.  The results are here:
https://www.idigtech.com/wanikani/uploads/kanji.zip
https://www.idigtech.com/wanikani/uploads/vocabulary.zip

It's easy to modify the script to use different colors, and create font outlines like this:

 Thank you both very much! Last night I ended up using https://wanikanitoanki.com/ to get the file, downloaded https://monkeymethod72.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/kanji-slideshow/, matched the kanji.ini file with my own that i spent sometime parsing with notepad++, recording the entire inner window of the slideshow with OBS, and then used http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-JPG-Converter.htm to have it capture a screen every X seconds

My other thing I could've tried is parsing the https://wanikanitoanki.com/ into a Java program, having it convert the text (kanji + meaning) into some paint program on the panel, and find a method to turn the inner panel into a jpg but that's slightly out of my scope\no time in the day.

Either way, it'd take a long time to find the kanji that's in my critical condition and adding a meaning to it. (Same with trying to screenshot an anki deck)

Heck maybe I'll see the source of the slideshow and see what I can do,

#17

@Aarix, you need something like this? If yes, then you can download script for you browser from here to export all your critical items. You need Google Chrome and Tampermonkey browser extension, then just follow instructions to install script. After you have installed script, you need to edit it, there are line in script named ‘apiKey’: ‘’, you need to add your API key to make it work and then change ‘testMode’: true to ‘testMode’: false. After, go to your critical items page and you will see “Export pictures” button at the bottom of the page. There are some options in script file, so you can customize your output.


#18
Shimizoki said... I have all of the WK kanji that I converted to 4k wallpapers. The only thing it shows is a single kanji in the image. but I think it looks pretty sweet having a rotating kanji desktop. I can hunt around for the source, I made it in C#... dunno if I still have it though. (If that is what you are looking for)



@Anime... did you accidentally level up or something? I could have sworn you were 11.

 I'd be interested in using something like this... if you're still up for finding it :P

#19
miere said... @Aarix, you need something like this? If yes, then you can download script for you browser from here to export all your critical items. You need Google Chrome and Tampermonkey browser extension, then just follow instructions to install script. After you have installed script, you need to edit it, there are line in script named 'apiKey': '', you need to add your API key to make it work and then change 'testMode': true to 'testMode': false. After, go to your critical items page and you will see "Export pictures" button at the bottom of the page. There are some options in script file, so you can customize your output.
 That is absolutely the most beautiful thing I've seen. This is in everyway exactly what I need and it's right on the page. I can't thank you enough for showing me this

#20

There is a tool integrated in window. Type “Capture” in your search bar(of window) and you should see a pair of scissors. Click on it and do your capture. After that you can edit it(Though I don’t recommend it since it’s just 4 colored pencils) and save it