I scanned a few hundret photos from old photo albums. To make this more efficient i scanned multiple images simultaneously.

This looks now like this:

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Is there anothere efficient way to extract those 6 images into seperate files?

  • Windows, i'm using the maximum resultution of my Canon PIXMA MG6320 i cant improve anymore, i need a batch job i have about 100 of those 6in1 images – fubo Aug 6 '15 at 13:37
  • ok but the scanning is already done – fubo Aug 6 '15 at 13:44
  • I came across this for you jitbit.com/macro-recorder/automator-for-windows\ – Abdul Quraishi Aug 6 '15 at 13:51
  • Also have a look at this as its open source and maybe completely free. Similar to the Automator in Mac, it learns your keystrokes and then automates from thereon. Meaning, you may to do one complete 6-1 image while the utility records your keystrokes, then it will repeat this for the remaining 99 sheets. thats the idea anyway!alternativeto.net/software/autohotkey – Abdul Quraishi Aug 6 '15 at 13:56


Just be sure that:

  • the background is clearly distinguishable from the photos. For 'white/high-key' photos you can use a carefully chosen dark backdrop.
  • Also, be sure that the photos do not overlap
  • (highly recommended) take care to not (accidentally) rotate too much the photos on the scanner's glass

You can use Photoshop and/or Gimp - perhaps sometimes some adjustments will be needed after. Be sure to have enough memory: each cropped image is opened in a separate window.

Also, if you're a real geek, you can use ImageMagick for more horsepower but it won't be too user friendly at the beginning.

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