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Re: filmscanners: Speeding up bulk scanning


What about doing a very fast thumbnail-creation scan of the whole 
strip, then let the user click some buttons to tell you which way to 
rotate the images when you do the real scans?

I'd suggest three little buttons next to each thumbnail: [rotate left 
90deg]  [rotate 180deg] [rotate right 90deg].  Or if it's fast enough 
you could just rotate the thumbnail itself 90deg each time the user 
clicks on it.  Then the user just clicks until it's oriented 


At 3:20 PM -0400 19-10-01, EdHamrick@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 10/19/2001 2:17:57 PM EST, admin@seratel.ie writes:
>>  Is there a piece of software which will analyse images and make a good
>>   guess as to which need rotating - then do it ?  It obviously would not be
>>   able to cope with all pictures, but surely it could look for a blue sky at
>>   the top of outdoor shots ?  Maybe even an OCR type program could look for
>>   text and put it the right way up ?
>>   Could it be built into Vuescan Ed ?
>It's something I've thought of doing, especially since often images
>are brighter at the top than the bottom.  However, when I last looked
>into this, I couldn't find reliable heuristics.  If someone can send me
>a pointer to studies on this, I'll look into it again.
>Ed Hamrick


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