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Right now I'm using my laptop (running windows xp), a canon scanner, scangear (which came with the scanner), and photoshop. Every picture I scan into photoshop must be resized and saved.
Is there a program out there that will automatically save my pictures as I scan them in? Scangear won't go below 25% in scale, so I also need something to automate resizing.
Any help is VERY VERY VERY much appreciated, as my sanity is at stake.
I also looked up how to do batch processing in photoshop. I wasn't aware of this feature but that's something very useful to know.
I have a low boredom threshold when it comes to doing repetitive tasks all day long, but this is going by much faster now. Thanks guys!
i'm looking into buying a high end faster scanner, does anyone have any experience, also i have a max budget of around 600 ukpounds, approx 1000 usd.
the only requirement is to scan in printed pictures fast at a top resolution of 300dpi, but mostly at only 72dpi.
- Pickup a USB2 based scanner for faster data transfer, its actually pumping a fair amount of data through the wire and the increased USB2 bandwidth would help (scanners are dirt cheap these days anyway).
- Maybe consider a scanner that has a document / photo feeder attachment. That can help take the manual labor out of the process.
- Download and install the latest drivers for the scanner, sometimes the drivers included are flakey (rushed to market, my HP scanner's drivers are garbage bloat code) and the latest revisions can help.
- In PhotoShop use the scanner's TWAIN driver to scan in images and most importatnly, disable preview so that you only need a single scan pass.
- Save the images as you go along, then later on you can 'batch' resize the images with a script.
Hope that helps.