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Re: Putting auto-image-file-mode in Options menu

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Putting auto-image-file-mode in Options menu
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 15:19:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> I admit that I've never opened a png file in Emacs, so for png it might be
> OK, but in general there are several "image formats" which are quite
> viewable/editable in Emacs.
> OTOH I find auto-image-file-mode of very dubious utility: you can barely
> look at the image (it's a bit better now with partial-line scrolling, but
> it's still much more clunky than any other image-viewing tool), and you
> can't do anything more (crop/zoom/rotate/save in another format, ...).

True, Emacs is not intended to be an image editor (at least, not in
TODO list now :-)  But editing binary image files is not useful either.
And even when this is necessary, editing binary files is always safer
with find-file-literally.

Juri Linkov

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