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Re: image-dired shows images as text

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: image-dired shows images as text
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 12:35:26 +1300

 > I will try to apply the patch, but in the meantime I may have discovered
 > some pertinent information. On Windows XP there is a DOS-style command
 > called "convert" which can be accessed inside a command-prompt window. I
 > wonder if there could be a conflict or confusion with this module?

No nned to apply the patch as you have found the problem.  It looks like
c:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/convert.exe is an NTFS partitioning program on XP only.

 >   total used in directory 495476 available 13243296
 >   -rw-rw-rw-   1 XXXXXXX   root           333 2001-09-12  $ncsp$.inf
 >   -rw-rw-rw-   1 XXXXXXX   root           860 2002-01-27  $winnt$.inf
 >   drwxrwxrwx   1 XXXXXXX   root             0 12-28 07:32 .
 >   drwxrwxrwx   1 XXXXXXX   root             0 12-28 14:25 ..
 > ....
 >   -rwxrwxrwx   1 XXXXXXX   root         13824 2001-08-18  convert.exe 
 > ....

 > The way I found this out was that I tried the ImageMagick test in a command
 > window : "convert logo: logo.gif" and got an error instead. When I navigated
 > to the ImageMagick install directory using a DOS-style "cd" command it
 > worked. If you append the ImageMagick directory to the end of the "PATH"
 > environment variable the MS Windows "convert.exe" will be found first.

Unfortunately Emacs won't know where your convert program in ImageMagick
resides but you can get round it without changing PATH by customising
thumbs-conversion-program (and image-dired-cmd-create-thumbnail-program) to be
the absolute filename.


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