Emacs: Show Image Thumbnails

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Alt+x image-dired to view thumbnails of all images in a directory.

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emacs image-dired command showing image thumbnails.

Note: image-dired is a alias to image-dired-show-all-from-dir. And it was also named tumme before emacs 24.x.

Most Useful Commands

{ image-dired-forward-image, image-dired-backward-image, image-dired-previous-line, image-dired-next-line } Focus on next/prev thumbnail.
Enter
image-dired-display-thumbnail-original-image open it
Space
image-dired-display-next-thumbnail-original show next image.
Backspace
image-dired-display-previous-thumbnail-original show previous image.
L
image-dired-rotate-original-left
R
image-dired-rotate-original-right
D
image-dired-thumbnail-set-image-description add comment in image.

Image Cache Dir

The generated thumbnails are stored at ~/.emacs.d/image-dired/

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