scan_auto1

By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter

I hate scanning photos…  it takes so long to suck up an image at high-quality. However the alternative is letting the print fade and die a slow death.  Are you in the same boat?  Here’s a lazy way to scan faster.

Step 1 Put as many images on your scanner bed that will fit.  Just make sure that you have a small gap between the images.

Step 2 Scan the images to a high-res file.

Step 3 Open the file in Adobe Photoshop.

scan_auto2

Step 4 Choose File>Automate> Crop & Straighten.  Each photo will be detected and moved into it’s own document (cropping the borders and straightening files).

Step 5 Rotate and files 90˚ as needed (Image > Image Rotation > 90˚ CW or 90˚ CCW).

Step 6 Save each file and touch up as needed..

Isn’t being lazy great?

_______

This Post Sponsored by:

lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by visiting lynda.com/​Photofocus.

Skip Cohen University Professional photo education for wedding & portrait photographers. Sign up for SCU THRIVE in Vegas, March 8, 9 – 2013

ThingLink offers an interactive, online photo experience like nothing you’ve seen before. Join for free.

Drobo – Not only is Drobo 5D fast, but it’s easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected.

About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

Category

Shooting

Tags

, , , , , , ,