Slicing large scans

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MikeyT
Jun 24, 2004
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I’m a newbie,

I’m trying to process a large number of specimens in a single pass, rather than individual scans –

manually, I’m taking a scan, increasing contrast and improving hue, cropping and saving.

Is there a way to slice the whole scan into a grid that covers the scanner window, into component images and have them saved as jpegs with file names in sequential numbers?

many thanks in advance,

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Mac_McDougald
Jun 24, 2004
Some flatbed scanner interfaces will separate images.
But it is not a function of Photoshop.

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Kirk_Dickinson
Jun 25, 2004
Mikey,

Have you tried scanning all your photos, then clicking:
File/Automate/Crop and Straighten

If the photos are easily discernable, IE, they have sufficient space between them and contrast with the scanner top, Photoshop will separate all the separate photos into new windows. You will have to do the naming.

Kirk

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I’m a newbie,

I’m trying to process a large number of specimens in a single pass, rather
than individual scans –
manually, I’m taking a scan, increasing contrast and improving hue,
cropping and saving.
Is there a way to slice the whole scan into a grid that covers the scanner
window, into component images and have them saved as jpegs with file names in sequential numbers?
many thanks in advance,
MM
Mac_McDougald
Jun 25, 2004
Wow!
Didn’t know…

May have to go to CS at some point just for that.

Do you actually do this? Does it really work well?

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MikeyT
Jun 25, 2004
That sounds promising! I’ll give it a try, I’ve got to find automatic way to name, there’s a lot, and possibility of making errors.

thanks again, I also checked into the scanner side, paperport does automatic naming but not the batch processing….
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Kirk_Dickinson
Jun 26, 2004
Mac,

Yeah, I used to use it quite often. An old Mustek scanner that I used to have could do it automatically. This new version of Photoshop has a script that works pretty well.

I do a website with animals for sale and have to put up a lot of photos. I used to throw three or four photos on the scanner and scan in one pass, then use that feature to separate them.

Works pretty good unless the photos don’t have a clear separation between them.

I probably have processed a thousand photos scanning this way.

I kept saying "Used to" because we have retired the Nikon 35mm and gone to a Canon Digital Rebel, and now I don’t scan much anymore, at least for the sales list.

Good luck,

Kirk

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Wow!
Didn’t know…

May have to go to CS at some point just for that.

Do you actually do this? Does it really work well?

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Mac_McDougald
Jun 26, 2004
Thanks for all the workflo info, Kirk…

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Kirk_Dickinson
Jun 29, 2004
Your welcome.

Kirk

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Thanks for all the workflo info, Kirk…

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