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

From: Stefan
Subject: Re: Putting auto-image-file-mode in Options menu
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:41:05 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (darwin)

>> 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.

As I said, it's probably true for "binary" image formats (like PNG).
But auto-image-file-mode, as it currently stands, applies to more formats
than just those.
BTW, the file-coding-system-alist should stipulate `binary' for files like
*.png or *.gif.


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