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Re: Screenshots, frame shots straight from Emacs

From: Hongyi Zhao
Subject: Re: Screenshots, frame shots straight from Emacs
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:55:38 +0800

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 9:40 AM Emanuel Berg via Users list for the
GNU Emacs text editor <> wrote:
> Hongyi Zhao wrote:
> > Thank you very much for your courtesy. I like screenshot is
> > due to its intuitive and simplicity compared to wording in
> > many scenarios.
> Screenshots are awesome to convey a lot of things but as for
> "wording" it is an acquired skill to describe a tech problem
> or situation and a large part of that is to know what details
> are likely to be relevant and then present them and only them
> in a way that communicates the situation or what has happened.
> Taking a huge photo of the whole screen is maybe fast and fun
> but it does a worse job at narrowing down the problem, as there
> is so much unrelated material, even in a virtual console or
> terminal emulator mode.

So, I think the following way is a compromise and complementary approaches:

1. If wording it enough, that's OK.
2. If not, use a screenshot with appropriate
comment/sketch/post-processing on it to avoid off-topic understanding.

I really want to have the feature of 2. supplied by native Emacs (or
with the helps of some 3-rd packages, say, the ones on MELPA), but I
still can't figure out the solution.

Assoc. Prof. Hongyi Zhao <>
Theory and Simulation of Materials
Hebei Vocational University of Technology and Engineering
No. 473, Quannan West Street, Xindu District, Xingtai, Hebei province

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