Use digiKam for Snapshot Archiving

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Dec 17, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

There are plenty of Android apps that let you take snapshots of handwritten notes, drawings, receipts, etc. Some apps like CamiApp even include tools for organizing and editing the snapshots. But what if you want to keep and manage snapshots on a regular machine? For that, you can use digiKam. Although digiKam is first and foremost a photo management application, it offers tools necessary for working with all sorts of images. You can set up a dedicated album in digiKam for storing snapshots, and then work with them using the application's sorting and tagging features. Better still, you can use digiKam's editing capabilities to clean up and tweak the snapshots.

In fact, with digiKam, you don't even need a dedicated Android app: you can use the device's camera to take snapshots and then process them in the application. Using commands in the Transform menu, you can straighten and crop a snapshot as well as correct its perspective, while tools in the Color menu can come in handy for cleaning up and retouching snapshots. Of course, you have to perform the required adjustments manually (many apps do that automatically), but digiKam gives you full control of its significantly more powerful tools.

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