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#1 nanllyn

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:38 AM

I have a ton of old family photos to scan into my computer. Very few have negatives but a few do. Most are just the photos. My question is. Is there a scanner that has an auto feeder that will work with photos? I didn't know if they made one. I know they have document feeders but wasn't sure if it would damage photos.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

No one had any luck with them. HP tried
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:30 AM

What I have done with large batches is to load the whole scanner plate full then cut them out one at a time in Photo Shop. You can usually get 6 on the plate at a time then it is just a few mouse clicks.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:55 AM

In Photoshop, if you lay several prints on the scanner platen make sure they do not touch each other.

When scanned into Photoshop, then go file>automate>crop and straighten and they will be auto split into seperate images...........all you have to do then is name them and save them.

The point to remember is that if, on the scanner, two or more prints are touching/overlapping, Photoshop will assume that group to be one image and the above process wont work.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:50 PM

Even the most basic scanner software included will separate the pics into different files if you do as alumbagh suggested above.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:22 PM

Great tip guys!!

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:22 PM

Canon makes a great little scanner that I have had excellent success with, both at home and in my multimedia classroom at school: the 4400F. It has an 8 3/4" by 11 3/4" bed with the ability to scan negatives and slides. Maximum resolution scans are at 4800 x 9600 dpi, which works fine for me, as I have scanned and restored many very old photographs (some dating from the 1920s) with very good results. Doesn't break the bank, either, as I got it from Amazon for around $80.

The only thing is that the photo software that comes with the scanner is abysmal (in my opinion), so as previous posters have stated, make sure you have a good photo editing program to work with. Photoshop is what I use, so I'm spoiled.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

The scanners that do this well...cost more than I'm willing to pay.

I think that the cheapest alternative might be to take them to a Kodak kiosk somewhere and have them put them on CD. I think I might do that.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:44 AM

Thanks for all the advice. I will see what is the best way to scan these. They are all different sizes and some take up all most the whole platen. THanks again.




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