I often need to take a bitmap (
.png) image, and draw some lines or text on top of it, and possibly export a new, thusly "annotated" image.
I know I can basically do all this in
inkscape - but
inkscape is a complex program, and it needs almost a minute to start up properly on my PCs.
So I was thinking - is there something like a "mini" vector editor for Linux, which would start up fast, and allow me to:
- Right-click, open an image in this editor program
- The program scales the active "document"/"window size" to the size of the image
- I can zoom in/zoom out (and possibly crop) the image
- I can add at least lines, boxes and text in different colors?
A bonus for me would be to have the overlay graphics saved as SVG format, say with the same filename as the image - as in, "
image.png.svg" being saved in the same directory where the original "
image.png" is located (thus allowing opening and editing these "annotations" further, either in this editor, or possibly in
inkscape). And another bonus would be the export of the annotated image to a bitmap.
Anyone know about anything like this?
EDIT (May 20, '12): Adding a link to related (but slightly different) post: Command line SVG and image file viewer in Linux? - Super User