I have a lot of scanned images and images/photos I'm working on with multiple versions. When I print them (using various programs), all I get is the image and, often, it's difficult to tell which image came from which file. This is particularly frustrating with my (27K) photos when I have a print and want another copy and can't find it. (The photos are in KPhotoAlbum, so I can find the minority that I have actually tagged correctly.)
What I would like is a utility that would print a bunch of images (e.g. doit *.jpg) and include an automatic (program generated) caption (hopefully configurable) with something like the full path of the file in it. gnome-photo-printer would be perfect if it had an option to print the full paths of the images with them.
I need this while projects are in progress and for cleaning up afterwards. This is not for "final" images.
It would be cool (and economical) if I could also specify the print size of the image because, often, smaller "thumbnail" images may be enough for organizing/cleaning up and they would save a bunch of time, paper, and ink/toner.
I know I could manually create a document with an embedded picture in something like LO writer, but that would be totally manual (at least with my level of expertise) and thus very slow.
It would be particularly nice to have the caption "outside" the picture so it would not interfere with the content and so I could control the background and font colors for readability.
I figured out (in principle) how to build something like this in bash using convert a couple of times along with composite (both from ImageMagick), but it's fairly convoluted and I'm hoping for something simpler.