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Old 28. Jun 2010, 02:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default software for multiple photo image scans

I am looking for scanning software that will scan multiple photos or transparency slides "laid down on the scanner glass together," but will automatically separate the images into different graphic images.

In other words, if I lay 3 small school photos on the glass, it will produce 3 different image files, not 3 photos captured into 1 image.

I have seen such software by Kodak, for scanners like their S1220 and ESP5250. These are autofeed scanners that will automatically handle a stack of, say, 150 photos of different sizes, all at once. This is what services are using to scan large photo print backfiles into digital images, stored to CD, etc.

I would welcome any suggestions of what freeware may do this. I have a standard Epson flatbed scanner, used for both scanning prints and for scanning transparencies, using backlight attachment.

I wonder it it might be possible to get scan software that will allow me to copy multiple images on a single scanner pass. And if I can do it with my current scanner, albeit a bit more slowly, than with a new Kodak scanner costing thousands or tens of thousands of $$$.

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Old 29. Jun 2010, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default My Canon scanner does this

For what it's worth, my Canon Canoscan 8800F came with the "Scangear" driver which has a "multiscan" option. It lets you put several photos on the platen, when you run the scan it automatically crops the images and produces individual jpegs for you to review and save. It works well. I have no idea if there are versions for different scanners, or whether there are freeware programs which do the same thing. It wasn't expensive when I got mine (115 18 months ago) though it may not be available any more - but I think other Canon scanners do the same thing.
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Old 29. Jun 2010, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an Epson Perfection 3490 and the Epson Scan Utility that I downloaded from the official Epson website has the abilities you're looking for.
Unfortunately I don't know if it is compatible with your scanner model but it may be worth searching the Epson support website to find out.
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I don't know about autocrop of independent images to jpg, but how about freeware to scan in the first place? HP had a 360MB installer that wasted ~14 hours to accomplish nothing!

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Old 12. Jul 2013, 05:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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...but how about freeware to scan in the first place?

...HP had a 360MB installer that wasted ~14 hours to accomplish nothing!
Personally, I use my Epson Workforce 615 with whatever software/drivers from the manufacturer's site and it works well enough for me. The download is approx 56.6 MB when I checked recently.

I also have an HP Deskjet D5560 and I can agree the HP package is bloated (although that printer doesn't have a scanner). The full suite is 187.8 MB . There's an option to get the "Basic Drivers", but even that weighs in at 70.3 MB - it's ridiculous!

If you want a freeware that can scan via your printer, you could try Chasys Draw IES. It's an image editing suite that has a built-in scanner. I've never used it's scanning feature, but I'm impressed with its image editing capabilities (which is what I really need). Provided its scanning is just as good as its other features, I would highly recommend it. Maybe you should give it a try?

BTW, the main site only links to the CNet download which I have tested and found to not use a bundled installer. If you want to be doubly sure you could search for the download on Softpedia as well.
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Old 12. Jul 2013, 06:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you want a freeware that can scan via your printer, you could try Chasys Draw IES. It's an image editing suite that has a built-in scanner.
Thank you. I might try Documalis first, as I think it is a dedicated document scanner.

I think there should be a category for Best Document Scanner freeware (there is for mobile phones?). If Documalis is the only one, it could be a placeholder for the time being.
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