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I have several images I want to crop in batch. They are scans and have "jagged edges". Basically I just want a 95% crop in both directions with the crop frame perfectly centered. So if the image is 1000x1000, I want a 950x950 image with 25 pixels cropped from each side. I don't see a way to specify this in Photoshop or Lightroom. Note: I do NOT want to straighten or resize the image.

  • ImageMagick's mogrify or convert tools might be a better fit for this, with a little scripting... – twalberg Dec 19 '19 at 16:25
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    You need to record an action in PS of you doing these commands, then run it as a batch from Adobe Bridge. I don't have the specifics of those instructions so I won't write this as an actual answer right now. Consider it a hint. – Robin Dec 19 '19 at 17:41
  • I disagree with the dupe. Nothing in the duped question addresses the need to crop at 95%. Brian, if the linked question doesn’t help you, please let us know. Thanks! – OnBreak. Dec 22 '19 at 5:38
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You can use XNView MP for this purpose.

  1. Select the images you want to crop enter image description here
  2. Select Crop action, select from edge and add 25 to all field enter image description here
  3. Select where you want to be stored result files (filenames, path, etc) enter image description here
  4. Press Convert button
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Will update with images later, on mobile now.

Record an action where you adjust the canvas size: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adjusting-crop-rotation-canvas.html

Anchor in the center and adjust width and height to -5%.

I would advise making a backup copy of your original files folder before applying any actions, even if saving to a different destination. You know, just in case.

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