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Windows 7: Unable to scan photos into picture files

09 Nov 2009   #11
jameswhe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No, it's all 35mm prints in 4 x 6 size. It is one tedious job.
The slowness in Win FnS comes from the set up and labelling. In HP scan they all go to a My Scan file in Pictures (when working properly.) They can then be renamed to a folder of choice. Although the HP method doesn't set any speed records, it is still faster than any other method I know.


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09 Nov 2009   #12
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I can't get FnS to automatically crop to the picture size ..
but I can using Irfanview ... not sure if this'll help much.
What DPI are you scanning at ???

If you don't have a good Image editor .. you might want to investigate Irfanview.
It can perform basic edits .. And even has a good batch processor.
Much better than anything M$ provides


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09 Nov 2009   #13
ccatlett1984

 

you just need to add the "my scans" folder to your photo library, so it will search it for files to add.
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09 Nov 2009   #14
jameswhe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

noyb - I may give Irfanview a try yet. First, I want to give my best shot to activating the HP scanner. Sent an email to HP for assistance a few minutes ago.
As for editing I currently use Photoshop Elements, although I'm not yet into batch processing.

ccatlett1984 - Yes, I tried creating a My Scans folder in the Picture Library, but the scans never make it there. I'm still puzzled over where they are going. Maybe HP can shed some light on it.

Thanks to both of you for your input. Hope to solve the mystery before long.
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09 Nov 2009   #15
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jameswhe View Post
ccatlett1984 - Yes, I tried creating a My Scans folder in the Picture Library, but the scans never make it there. I'm still puzzled over where they are going. Maybe HP can shed some light on it.
If you can find the folder that the scans are going to, you need to right-click on the folder and click "add to library" then select "photo" from the pop-out menu. One thing you can try is to scan in a photo, then do a search of your computer for all image files modified/created in the past 24hours. That should reveal where the files are being placed.
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10 Nov 2009   #16
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jameswhe View Post
noyb - I may give Irfanview a try yet .... As for editing I currently use Photoshop Elements, although I'm not yet into batch processing ...
Elements has a better batch Processor... with more editing features ... like Auto color adjust.
I use Irfanview as my basic default viewer/editor because it's fast .. and go to Photoshop when I need more editing power.

I can run a scan at 300dpi in about 20>30 seconds...
but then there's the post editing that I'd do in batch processing.

Without a lot of Scan manipulation .. I can't get it to automatically Autocrop .. So I'd probably do this in Batch.
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10 Nov 2009   #17
jameswhe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

ccatlett1984 - Although I previously tried to find the missing folder with a computer scan, I'd like to try it again, using your idea. What wording should be entered in the search field to accomplish this?

noyb - Thanks for the insight. I will probably get into batch processing at some point in the future. Fortunately, I'm not doing a lot of shooting right now, so it's not a pressing issue at the moment.
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11 Nov 2009   #18
jameswhe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

For anyone interested in this issue, I was back and forth with HP Customer Care virtually the whole day yesterday, trying all their known remedies. No success. The end result is that I have installed their new software package and the scans now disappear into cyber space. They know of the issue and are working on it with their tekkies. They promised to get back to me.

Hope they can fix it. The C-5180 is a nice machine, if they can just make ALL the features work.
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20 Nov 2009   #19
jameswhe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Finally, a solution! And the problem was NOT with HP. Nevertheless, their customer service folks were incredibly helpful while displaying a tenacity toward resolving the issue. My profound thanks to them.

The problem lies in the Win7 Library setup which, in my case, means there are TWO Picture files, two Documents files, two Music files, etc. When doing a computer search for the My Scan folders, the search mechanism didn't search both Picture files/Library. When it didn't find the scans in the first Picture scan folder, it stopped searching (apparently.) It was only by accident that I found the scans, but not in my normal Picture files. They were in the Library Picture folder.

Now to find out how to merge the two files so that they are under the same roof.

Many thanks to all the Forum Folks who assisted with this.
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