spamsickle wrote:You can effectively get that by choosing color output and just going through the whole Scan Tailor pipeline, though you'll still end up with TIFFs instead of your original JPEGs. You can either choose to have a bit of margin added in the "page formatting" step, or not.
I've been playing around with the app since reading your reply and can happily say certain aspects of this program are awesome. The majority of my scans straighten amazingly well, the ones that don't quite conform are close enough I just revert to my keyboard shortcuts in Paintshop to finish the scan off. By necessity I bound scripts to certain keys to speed up the rotation of an image, ie Shift-1 rotates an image left 15 degrees, incrementally up to Shift-9 (95 degrees) and Ctrl-1 to the right in similar fashion. I run a batch script to rotate any scans needing 90 degree rotation or another to flip/mirror the half that usually need it. Any contrast/histo/usm work is also scripted to certain keys to speed things up.
I scan as tiffs, btw, bulk processing them into resized jpg copies when I'm ready to add the IPTC data (with Exifer & Xnview) that I use to add source details before uploading the jpgs to the website. I always give a school the tiff copies as well as the finished pdfs so they can improve on them if they feel the need. I'm under no illusion my work is top quality, my main concerns are the sharpness of the text and trying to get the contrast right on the photographs so the subjects at least have a jawline.
Discovering this app means I can also continue working on the last of a large batch (circa 20,000) of negatives, which were languishing while I scrambled to get a large mag job finished for the end of January.
Kudos to the chaps working on Scan Tailor
p.s with Exifer (and Xnview), and involving several other steps, I can add the IPTC data to hundreds/thousands of jpgs in a matter of minutes. If anyone is looking to save time adding IPTC data I can write the process down if requested.