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Scanning programmes

Post by Angusfifer » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:39 am

I have just commenced scanning my collection of 2,300 East Fife programmes, quite a task!
Can anyone advise a means of converting from pdf to jpg in batches as the programme I have only allows me to convert them individually...

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Re: Scanning programmes

Post by bobby s » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:15 pm

If you've just started you might want to consider this approach instead:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Bargain ... board-Box/
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Re: Scanning programmes

Post by Angusfifer » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:38 am

Thanks for the suggestion Bobby but I'm delighted with the quality of the scans, so I'm going to stick with that method...

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Re: Scanning programmes

Post by bobby s » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:48 am

Angusfifer wrote:Thanks for the suggestion Bobby but I'm delighted with the quality of the scans, so I'm going to stick with that method...
Does your scanner only produce PDF's? I don't think I've ever had a scanner that hasn't been able to produce JPG's as that would be a more native format for photographs.

What is an issue with JPG's is that its a single 'page' format.
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Re: Scanning programmes

Post by the hibLOG » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:14 pm

Found this on a forum, if you're using Photoshop. I would think you would need to be using some advanced sort of photo software to be able to do this:


"There doesn't seem to be a well working default solution available. But the solution is actually quite easy.

To do this, we will need to create our own photoshop action.

Open up a sample image (or the first image of your PDF)
Bring up your "Actions" menu
Create a new action. Name it "Save to JPG"
Save your sample image, as a JPG in a certain folder.
Close your image.

Stop recording the action.

Open up your multiple page PDF file (you select which pages to open; each page will open as its own image)
File -> Automate -> Batch
Under "Action" your "Save to JPG" action should be there, select it.
As your source, select "Opened Files"
Set your destination folder
Press OK.

This should save all open files as JPGs and then close the files. (for better performance I would suggest doing 25-50 pages at a time instead of all 150)"
http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/ ... arate-jpgs
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Re: Scanning programmes

Post by Angusfifer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:45 am

Bobby

Found out I can select jpg when I scan items. Cheers...

hibLOG

Thanks for that. I'll have a look...

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