I want to quickly embed images in an
org document and am trying to use
org-download to help me. However, due to a silly bug in Firefox, images are saved as
.bmp files. The result is that
org-download embeds a
.bmp which Emacs can't render.
I see three ways to solve this problem:
- Fix Firefox
- Configure Emacs to render
- Convert the saved files to
.pngor other format
Option 2 seems simplest.
So, how can I render
.bmp images in Emacs?
I am using GNU Emacs 26.2 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2019-04-13, obtained directly from gnu.org, on Windows 10. It seems that one method to display
.bmp files is to use
imagemagick. I have
imagemagick installed and on my path. Unfortunately,
(image-type-available-p 'imagemagick) is
nil, which I take to mean the GnuEmacs .exe was not compiled with
imagemagick support. I have configured Emacs to work with
.png files, having installed the appropriate
png dll. I wonder, could the problem be solved similarly, i.e. via a
libbmp.dll? I could not find any such library.
Or, am I too far down the XY rabbit hole? Is there a different approach which will allow me to quickly embed images in an