I like to have a background image in my terminal. I used several before but switched to my 2 colour scheme ( white background, black text colour ) back because I couldn't read the stuff so good. Is there some terminal/plugin, what ever there is as possibility which adjust the text colour so one still can read it properly with whatever background image one chooses?

Edit: This is a really radical example but I mean something like this

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It has to adjust the text colour in contrast to the background image.

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    Is there any terminal that does not support this? The question is rather how to accomplish it – but that question should better be asked at e.g. SuperUser (link goes to the corresponding answers – even closer hits here – best hit: how to change the color of the terminal ;) – Izzy Apr 22 '15 at 9:32
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    With your edit: I doubt that will be possible – unless you play with opaqueness (to "dim" the background, making it "paler"). Text color won't change automatically in the middle of the line just because there's a different background; a terminal app is usually not considered a "playground", but a "working place". – Izzy Apr 22 '15 at 11:10
  • @Izzy but why not make work a little bit more pleasant :) – BoJack Horseman Apr 23 '15 at 6:01
  • Sure. But if it's too pleasant, it's no longer work :) I'm afraid the only solution is chosing a "less colorful" background image and adjust opacity. rxvt might be a good choice then as terminal: Newer versions of rxvt have primitive support for pseudo-transparency. The "background image" would be your desktop then :) – Izzy Apr 23 '15 at 9:02

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