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Dividing small scanned photos.
« on: Tuesday 28 February 12 16:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi, 
I`ve  scanned several very small photos together leaving  space around them for me to crop and divide afterwards.
However, having then saved the finished sheet of photos when I come to crop the first picture the remaining photos disappear.
I`ve tried both Photoshop and Picture Manager with the same results.

Please - when separating how do you crop the individual photos without the rest of them disappearing into the ether?

Jay.

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Re: Dividing small scanned photos.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 17:00 GMT (UK) »
I'd use Paint, and simply "rubber band" each photo, then cut and paste to a new file.
Don't save any changes!

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Re: Dividing small scanned photos.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Here's another way:

suppose you have 6 small photos on one page.
Copy the page 6 times, naming it  photo1, photo2, ... , photo6

Open each file in IrfanView (probably most other graphic programs can do this)
Mark the photo you want to cut out
Click on "Edit" -> "Crop selection"
save.

Do this for each photo.

See also
see Topic: Adding images to Posting & Profiles
1) Resizing and cropping your image file:[/color]
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,130922.0.html

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Re: Dividing small scanned photos.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 17:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to Roger and Bob for your help.

Jay

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Re: Dividing small scanned photos.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 17:56 GMT (UK) »
My idea using photoshop.

Load file with all pictures on (with name e.g. Master copy 1)

For picture one, crop the first picture and save result as (e.g. Picture one)

Click undo crop under"edit" and do the same with picture two saving as (e.g. Picture two)

Continue till all pictures saved

Fingers crossed you should have original and 6 small pictures.

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Re: Dividing small scanned photos.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 18:40 GMT (UK) »
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For picture one, crop the first picture and save result as (e.g. Picture one)

For more security (it's easy to forget) and peace of mind, copy the file first, and work with the copy.

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Re: Dividing small scanned photos.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 21:26 GMT (UK) »
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Please - when separating how do you crop the individual photos without the rest of them disappearing into the ether?


They don't actually go anywhere - all the pictures are still in the original file!  It's just that program you are using is only showing you what you have just cropped (and can then save to a separate file)

That's why the solutions on here all work

japeflakes answer in post#4 will also work using irfanview (free download from http://www.irfanview.com/)

As Bob says, always work on a copy of the original file - just in case   :o ::)

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