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22-Jan-2009, 03:15 PM #1
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Hi All,
Just wanted a quick opinion on any software that anyone uses to autofix multiple scanned images.

I have over 10,000 photos that I am in the process of archiving online and currently I am using PhotoImpact X3 with Scanned Image Fix. It works fairly well, but it does have several flaws included a lack of cropping capability (it exists but it is not very good).

I would like to be able to place X number of photos on my scanned, click a button or two, have it slice, and perform a specified set of optimizations. I am not looking for perfection, simply ease-of-use and speed.

Anyone use anything other than X3 with Scanned Image Fix?

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22-Jan-2009, 03:54 PM #2
It really depends what kind of "optimizations" you are talking about. But the batch-processing features of the free IrfanView work very well if the program has the fixes that you are looking for.
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22-Jan-2009, 03:57 PM #3
Elvandil,
I am taking a look at IrfanView right now, thank you!

Just basic optimizations, remove basic noise, color correction and cropping. Nothing fancy.
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22-Jan-2009, 04:05 PM #4
If you ever did decide to do something fancy, take a look at the GIMP. It's an open-source imaging program with all the bells, whistles, and plug-ins you could probably ever want.

IrfanView (with its plugin package) still surprizes me, though. It has features that I discover each time I use it. And it's a pretty good media player, too.
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22-Jan-2009, 04:06 PM #5
I use gimp for editing, but not batch editing like this. It doesn't seem to have the options. Maybe a plug-in somewhere?
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22-Jan-2009, 04:08 PM #6
Looks like the XSane plug-in may work - checking out now.
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22-Jan-2009, 04:27 PM #7
If you use GIMP at all regularly, you already know more than I do. I use it so rarely that I need to start from scratch each time.

But, it should have batch-processing abilities if it doesn't. It may just be a matter of choosing multiple files if that option is available when you load the files for processing. I know that with some programs I have, there is no mention of being able to use more than one file at a time, but they can be selected and processed, anyway.
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It does have batch capabilities for editing, but I would like it to batch the scanning process as well (hence maybe the Xsane plug-in).

Most importantly, click scan - have it separate and crop the images. That way I don't have to manually crop every time I place 4+ images on my scanner.

The batching for optimizations - color corrections, etc. - any image program can usually handle.
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22-Jan-2009, 04:34 PM #9
Won't your scanning software do that for you? I use VueScan (because it has its own drivers and my scanner wasn't supported in Vista) and I'm pretty sure it has that type of post-processing ability.

(PS. If you hang around here long enough, somebody who knows all about this stuff will show up eventually.)
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22-Jan-2009, 04:36 PM #10
Trying VueScan now - I refuse to install 400+MB of HP software.
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22-Jan-2009, 04:43 PM #11
Irfanview and Vuescan don't have the auto-crop/detection of multiple images on scanning capability. :-(
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22-Jan-2009, 05:15 PM #12
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.... I refuse to install 400+MB of HP software....
Me too..
Don't know if this helps .. But I load the basic HP scanner driver (twain) .. Then scan with Irfanview
HP's bloat not required
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Noyb,
Can it auto-crop a random number of photos?
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22-Jan-2009, 05:55 PM #14
Sorry ... Just auto-crop one at a time.
Normally - The scan is opened in Irfanview ... Then must be saved somewhere.
It has a batch scanning mode ... But I've never used it.
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22-Jan-2009, 05:58 PM #15
Ye, I need auto-crop for multiple.
Sticking with PhotoImpact for now. Works fairly well.
But, if anyone has other options - let me know!
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