I have a huge collection of screenshots that I keep taking over the time. They have been taken while:
- Browsing webpages like Wiki's / Registration links / Profiles
- Playing Games
- Reading Texts in PDF's, editors, etc.
- Writing code
- Watching videos
- Facing glitches in particular software
These screenshots keep increasing and consuming disk space on my laptop. I also don't want to delete them, because sometimes the are useful to me (like I could go back and search from them, since they are named based on time-stamps). As they increase over time, I keep compressing them into tar balls (I use Linux).
The problem I face is when I wish to search among really old screenshots, I sometime forget when I took it. So, I can't decompress all the tar balls to find that screenshot and so eventually, I leave it as it is.
What I'm actually looking for:
- A library / tool, to add metadata to an image / extract information.
- A tool to make a timeline out of my screenshot, for easy, thumbnail based scrolling, in case, I can't remember the context.
- Algorithms/tools that somehow categorize an image.
- Compression algorithms / tools that reduce the size of an image, but the resolution isn't affected a lot.
- A DataBase that stores images in an optimal way.
Something that runs on GNU/Linux is preferred.
The following features aren't a primary concern, but good to have.
- Something like http://getgreenshot.org/ -> Screenshot edit and export tool
- Power Screenshot Manager (To modify the current screenshots)
- Screenshot uploaders (to sites like Picasa.. )