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  1. Default Batch auto-crop utility

    I recently downloaded a trial of Photoshop CS3, and particularly liked
    the ability to auto-crop and straighten through a batch job, in order
    to automate this function on hundreds of scanned photos.

    Does anyone know if there is a less expensive (freeware / shareware)
    alternative? I am hoping not to have to buy Photoshop CS3 just for
    this one function.

    Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.

    Thanks!


  2. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    On Nov 13, 2:21 pm, jsvideoservi...@gmail.com wrote:
    > I recently downloaded a trial of Photoshop CS3, and particularly liked
    > the ability to auto-crop and straighten through a batch job, in order
    > to automate this function on hundreds of scanned photos.
    >
    > Does anyone know if there is a less expensive (freeware / shareware)
    > alternative? I am hoping not to have to buy Photoshop CS3 just for
    > this one function.
    >
    > Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    > detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    > any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    > cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    > utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.
    >
    > Thanks!


    Don't be crazy, you're processing hundreds of scanned photos, you just
    can't go wrong owning PS.


  3. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    jsvideoservices@gmail.com wrote:

    > I recently downloaded a trial of Photoshop CS3, and particularly liked
    > the ability to auto-crop and straighten through a batch job, in order
    > to automate this function on hundreds of scanned photos.
    >
    > Does anyone know if there is a less expensive (freeware / shareware)
    > alternative? I am hoping not to have to buy Photoshop CS3 just for
    > this one function.
    >
    > Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    > detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    > any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    > cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    > utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.
    >
    > Thanks!


    Stop looking because there is none program that smart to know what and
    where you want to crop. For example, even human wouldn't know what other
    wants, or if I give you 100 photos then you may not know what I want you to
    crop.

  4. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    On Nov 13, 3:20 pm, Joe <j...@dontspam.com> wrote:
    > jsvideoservi...@gmail.com wrote:
    > > I recently downloaded a trial of Photoshop CS3, and particularly liked
    > > the ability to auto-crop and straighten through a batch job, in order
    > > to automate this function on hundreds of scanned photos.

    >
    > > Does anyone know if there is a less expensive (freeware / shareware)
    > > alternative? I am hoping not to have to buy Photoshop CS3 just for
    > > this one function.

    >
    > > Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    > > detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    > > any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    > > cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    > > utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.

    >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > Stop looking because there is none program that smart to know what and
    > where you want to crop. For example, even human wouldn't know what other
    > wants, or if I give you 100 photos then you may not know what I want you to
    > crop.


    Hi Joe,
    Trimming is important and is something that could be automated - CS2
    is lacking in that area. I take it from the OP's post that CS3 has
    better trimming capabilities.


  5. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    On Nov 13, 12:59 pm, "ronvi...@gmail.com" <ronvi...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Nov 13, 2:21 pm, jsvideoservi...@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    > > I recently downloaded a trial of Photoshop CS3, and particularly liked
    > > the ability to auto-crop and straighten through a batch job, in order
    > > to automate this function on hundreds of scanned photos.

    >
    > > Does anyone know if there is a less expensive (freeware / shareware)
    > > alternative? I am hoping not to have to buy Photoshop CS3 just for
    > > this one function.

    >
    > > Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    > > detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    > > any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    > > cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    > > utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.

    >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > Don't be crazy, you're processing hundreds of scanned photos, you just
    > can't go wrong owning PS.


    Photoshop Rocks especially CS3 extended. In the long run you will be
    thankful.


  6. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:20:39 -0600, Joe <joe@dontspam.com> wrote:

    >jsvideoservices@gmail.com wrote:
    > Stop looking because there is none program that smart to know what and
    >where you want to crop. For example, even human wouldn't know what other
    >wants, or if I give you 100 photos then you may not know what I want you to
    >crop.


    The original poster has been very specific about the job, and if the
    scanned photos are on a background of a specific color I think
    the job is very very doable.

    Computers are good at this. That's what they were built for.
    Photoshop may not be able to do it automatically, but then
    Photoshop is not the only program in the world.


    Easy to use graphics effects:
    http://www.ransen.com/

  7. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:21:37 -0800, jsvideoservices@gmail.com wrote:

    >Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    >detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    >any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    >cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    >utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.


    Could you post some example scans?


    Easy to use graphics effects:
    http://www.ransen.com/

  8. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    "ronviers@gmail.com" <ronviers@gmail.com> wrote:

    > On Nov 13, 3:20 pm, Joe <j...@dontspam.com> wrote:
    > > jsvideoservi...@gmail.com wrote:
    > > > I recently downloaded a trial of Photoshop CS3, and particularly liked
    > > > the ability to auto-crop and straighten through a batch job, in order
    > > > to automate this function on hundreds of scanned photos.

    > >
    > > > Does anyone know if there is a less expensive (freeware / shareware)
    > > > alternative? I am hoping not to have to buy Photoshop CS3 just for
    > > > this one function.

    > >
    > > > Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    > > > detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    > > > any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    > > > cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    > > > utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.

    > >
    > > > Thanks!

    > >
    > > Stop looking because there is none program that smart to know what and
    > > where you want to crop. For example, even human wouldn't know what other
    > > wants, or if I give you 100 photos then you may not know what I want you to
    > > crop.

    >
    > Hi Joe,
    > Trimming is important and is something that could be automated - CS2
    > is lacking in that area. I take it from the OP's post that CS3 has
    > better trimming capabilities.


    I know Photoshop can do batch converting, action can do batch croping or
    adjusting etc.. but it has its limitation. Or it won't be able to detect
    and crop out the white area, and yes, I know CS2 (and possible CS3) has
    option not only can separate individual image from single canvas, but it can
    straighten them too. But it just can't do everything 100% automatically.

    Me, I have CS3 installed on my system for months now, but my health isn't
    very good so I haven't had much chance to explore the CS3 like I would like
    to.

  9. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    Owen Ransen <willy@wonker.com> wrote:

    > On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:20:39 -0600, Joe <joe@dontspam.com> wrote:
    >
    > >jsvideoservices@gmail.com wrote:
    > > Stop looking because there is none program that smart to know what and
    > >where you want to crop. For example, even human wouldn't know what other
    > >wants, or if I give you 100 photos then you may not know what I want you to
    > >crop.

    >
    > The original poster has been very specific about the job, and if the
    > scanned photos are on a background of a specific color I think
    > the job is very very doable.
    >
    > Computers are good at this. That's what they were built for.
    > Photoshop may not be able to do it automatically, but then
    > Photoshop is not the only program in the world.


    Then tell the OP which program to be able to detect and remove the WHITE
    area, and do everything the cropping automatically.

  10. Default Re: Batch auto-crop utility

    Owen Ransen <willy@wonker.com> wrote:

    > On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:21:37 -0800, jsvideoservices@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    > >Specifically, I am looking for a utility that will ***automatically***
    > >detect where in the JPG a scanned photo is, automatically trim away
    > >any white space on all four sides of the image, and save the auto-
    > >cropped JPG to a new file. I have been looking for a while for
    > >utilities that will do this, and so far have come up empty.

    >
    > Could you post some example scans?


    Well, I think you just use you very own photos, then add WHITE boarder
    around the photos, tilting the photos to have different size, shape etc..
    then you have the sample to try.

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