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mlsfit 08-05-2006 02:38 AM

Looking for a tool to auto crop and separate images in to separate files..
I recently scanned a bunch of old photos, with several photos in the scanner at once to save time. Now I want those images separated in to separate files. I know that certain scanners can do this for you( , so I wondered if there is software for linux that can do this. Maybe there is a plugin for gimp or something that someone knows about.

It sounds kind of complicated to me, so I wouldn't be surprised to find that it doesn't exist in linux yet, but it's worth a shot. Since it would save me a LOT of time.

Tinkster 08-05-2006 11:38 PM

Without having spent too much though on that ... if your photos are a
standard size, and you always aligned them in much the same way you
could probably get away with convert and/or mogrify (part of imagemagic)
and a little shell-script because it wouldn't depend on the recognition
of image-borders but would be simple maths.


mlsfit 08-06-2006 03:13 PM

Thank you for responding! That sounds like it could be very useful. I've never used imagemagick, but I'll look in to it. Most of the time I did lay out the pictures in the same way on the scanner, but not all of the time, so if I could get your method to work, it would save me a lot of time. Also, I have a lot more scanning to do, so I'll keep this in mind as I go!

I also found this: which was at least faster than copying and pasting over and over again.

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