I have recently switched to Spacemacs with
markdown-mode to write everything
markdown-related, especially making notes for whatever things I am fiddling
with. While ‘markdown-mode’ is amazing, there is one feature I miss, that is:
‘pasting’ a part of a screenshot into a markdown file by saving it somewhere
and generating a correct link. It is a huge waste of time and concentration to
do it by hand.
I have written a little helper to automatize it:
(defun my-markdown-screenshot () "Prompt a name, grab an area of screen, save it in 'assets' folder and insert a link into markdown." (interactive) (setq filename (concat (file-name-directory buffer-file-name) "assets/" (read-string "Image name: " ) "_" (format-time-string "%Y%m%d_%H%M%S") ".png")) (call-process "import" nil nil nil filename) (insert (concat "!(" filename ")")) (markdown-display-inline-images) )
It uses imagemagick to grab an area. You can switch to another desktop by using keyboard. I have tested it only on my Linux machine thought.
assets directory should exist.