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.


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?


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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 Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.




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