Image Annotator?

The idea is exactly as it sounds - being able to annotate images.

Similar to how in Zotero with PDFs, we can highlight certain texts within the image and connect that highlight to a colored sticky note where we can add our own comments. The goal is to be able to do a similar thing with images in Obsidian where we can highlight certain parts of an image and create text boxes where we can type our own comments.
Interestingly enough, it doesn’t even seem like Zotero supports that since it opens Microsoft’s default photo app when I try to open an image with Zotero.

Perhaps the plugin can offer different options for where the annotations are located (such as in text boxes on top of the image, text boxes around the image with arrows pointing to the relevant area(s), text boxes aligned along the right side of the image (Google Docs comments style), or even have numbers in place of highlights and have corresponding footnotes below the image).

I tried using Obsidian Canvas as a workaround for this by using a card as the text box for the comments and drawing an arrow pointing at the relevant place in the image that the comment is about, but the arrow will only snap towards the edges of the image rather than the relevant area…

What would it take to create a plugin like this. Until (and if…) this plugin is created, does anyone know of any other workarounds?

Maybe GitHub - zsviczian/obsidian-excalidraw-plugin: A plugin to edit and view Excalidraw drawings in Obsidian works fou you?

Thanks for the suggestion @dominik_tb.

It seems like Excalidraw is a pretty decent workaround. I have to familiarize myself with the plugin, but so far, it seems to be working well for what I want.

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