You know all of those code screenshots you see on Twitter? Though the code’s usually impressive, we saw room for improvement in the aesthetic department. Carbon makes it easy to create and share beautiful images of your source code. So what are you waiting for? Go impress all of your followers with your newfound design prowess.
- Customization. Customize things like your image’s syntax theme, window style, and more
- Share quickly. Save your image or
a link with one click
- Import from GitHub gist. Simply append a GitHub gist id to the url
There are a few different ways to import code into Carbon:
- Drop a file onto the editor
- Append a GitHub gist id to the url (e.g.
- Paste your code directly
Once you’ve got all of your code into Carbon, you can customize your image by changing the syntax theme, background color, window theme, or padding.
After you’ve customized your image you can either Tweet a link to the image, or save it directly.
If you use the ‘Tweet’ button, Carbon will automatically make your image accessible. However, if you want to manually tweet your image, please check out how to make your Twitter images accessible.
If you include a Carbon image in a post, the source code will be invisible for assistive technology, it will not be possible to enlarge it or copy it, etc. Please, think about adding another element with the source code as text, like an HTML Details Element below the image.
Installing Carbon for Desktop (Offline)
If you are using Google Chrome, or another browser that supports Progressive Web Apps, you can install Carbon for use offline by:
- Visiting https://carbon.now.sh
- Clicking your browser’s settings menu
- Clicking “Install Carbon…”
Check out these projects our awesome community has created:
- IntelliJ IDEA
carbon-now-sh– Open up the selection in your current IntelliJ IDEA file in Carbon through a context menu
carbon-now-sh– Open up your current Atom file in Carbon with
- VS Code
carbon-now-sh– Open up your current VS Code file in Carbon with command
- Sublime Text 3
carbon-now-sh– Open up the selection in your current Sublime Text 3 file with a custom bound key
carbon-now-sh– Open up the selection in your current Vim/Neovim using function
carbon-now-sh– Open up the selection in your current Emacs using interactive function
carbon-now-sh– Open up your current selection in
nef– This Xcode extension enables you to export a code selection as a Carbon snippet in a single action
carbon-now-cli– Open a file in Carbon or download it directly using
carbon-now, featuring an interactive mode, selective highlighting and more
- Carbonize – A macOS wrapper with extended native features
- CodeExpander – A smart GitHub gist client with the TextExpander features
nef– Export multiple Carbon code snippets from
@carbonshbot– A Telegram chatbot wich takes in a code snippet or gist URL and generates an Carbon image
carbonate– Iteratively manipulate image aesthetics in
Rand either open in Carbon or download directly.
- “CS 101 – An Introduction to Computational Thinking” – a computer science textbook by Sarbo Roy.
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Contribute & Support
Pull requests are welcome! Please see our contributing guidelines for more details.
Does your company use Carbon? Consider sponsoring the project to fund new features, bug fixes, and more.
Love using Carbon? Consider supporting the project to fund new features and improvements
▲ ZEIT for sponsoring Carbon’s hosting.
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