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Old 04. Aug 2013, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Howdy,

I have just been given a new HP Photosmart 6520 All in One.

In return for the free AIO I've agreed to scan hundreds of my sisters photos to create digital copies for her.

I would like to scan 4 or more photos at a time and have these automatically converted to 4 or more digital jpg files rather than just one file.

Something simple to use would be good.

Any suggestions please?

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Old 04. Aug 2013, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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HP may have software that does this, either on their website or on a disk with the printer.

My Canon printer/scanner came with such software.

Also, others have asked the same question as in this post in 2010 about scanning multiple photos
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Old 04. Aug 2013, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I'll be. I did a search before posting. Must have used the wrong search terms.

I didn't find anything specific on the dvd but will have another look :-)
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Found it :-) There is a free program called HP Photosmart Essentials which is supposed to be able to do what I want.

If it doesn't I'll let you know.

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For the record, I found that Windows Fax and scan, which comes with Windows, can multiple photos into separate files. Simply check "Preview or scan images as separate files"
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sort how? I use http://dropit.sourceforge.net/ to sort files myself. Not just pictures.
You could make it have a few sendto links to different folder, then put folder into preview mode and manually send them where you want. Or it can do it automatically, I haven't done it this way since it can't tell the difference between who is in picture but if you aren't sorting by that then you can set your own rules how you like
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For the record, I found that Windows Fax and scan, which comes with Windows, can multiple photos into separate files. Simply check "Preview or scan images as separate files"
Hi Remah,

Unfortunately it is greyed out and I can't tick it.

Also, others on the HP Website are also complaining as this functionality used to exist but was removed and made more of a manual process.

Still searching :-)
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Found it :-) There is a free program called HP Photosmart Essentials which is supposed to be able to do what I want.

If it doesn't I'll let you know.

Cheers,

Paul

Hello,

Ok, according to HP, the Photosmart Essentials was replaced by HP Photo Creations however in doing so the ability to automatically scan multiple photos and save them as multiple jpg files was removed.

Not a good 'replacement' as far as I'm concerned particularly since Photosmart Essentials won't work with Windows 7
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This is an old thread but it is ironic that I now have the same issue. So I thought it would be worthwhile to post what I have found.

The issue
I want to scan multiple photos at a time and have them automatically separated and saved in individual image files.

Can my Windows printer do this?
You can tell if your printer supports splitting scans by running Windows Fax and Scan. You have the capability if the check the box for "Preview or scan images as separate files" is selectable and the text is not greyed out.

My HP OfficeJet 7610 A3 printer/scanner does not support this although my old Canon printer did - I now wish I'd kept the Canon just for this purpose.

Free software solutions

Free HP software: only if you have HP Solution Center which is discontinued for HP printers since 2011. It is replaced by HP Photo Creations which does not have a scanning capability (as an aside, it will use JPG, PNG, TIFF and GIF files but it won't use BMP files).

GIMP with the Divide Scanned Images plug-in.
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Remah, I am curious. With resolution being the same, wouldn't the scanner take longer to scan multiple photos?
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