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Re: imagemagic in image-mode and image-dired-thumbnail-mode?

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: imagemagic in image-mode and image-dired-thumbnail-mode?
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:21:31 -0400
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Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:

>> How about this one? Would it ever make sense to use libjpeg or libpng if
>> imagemagick support is available? If not, then image-mode and
>> image-dired can use imagemagick whenever present and no custom var is
>> necessary.
> That's what shr does, but I think `create-image' should default to
> imagemagick if TYPE is nil and imagemagick is available.  There isn't
> much reason to prefer using the other decoders, since most (all?) of the
> features provided by the other formats is also provided by imagemagick.

I've seen (unanswered) crash reports related to ImageMagick. Eg


And as you know, ImageMagick support for animated/multi-frame images is

And likewise for metadata in general

And no-one seems interested in working on any of these issues, so IMO we
should stick with the more tested image libraries as default for the
formats that they handle.

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