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Divide Scanned Photos: possible to salvage when background is white?

Mar 13, 2013 12:32 AM

Tags: #background #white #split #divide #pse11 #multiple_photos

Hi!  I think Divide Scanned Photos feature is amazing! _scanned_image_containing_multiple_photos


for those scans I put black construction paper in the rear, it works like a charm.


however, my mom scanned multiple photos prior to us finding Elements and did not use a dark background.


Is there any way to salvage this or is it too late?


when we attempt to Divide Scanned Photos on a set of B&W photos with a white background, no luck.


PSE11 just spits out a copy of the same photo

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    Mar 14, 2013 4:24 AM   in reply to udance4ever

    Hi ,


    If PSE only make a copy of the original image it means it does not able to find the edges.

    It should be scanned with dark background which clearly alienated the images seperately .

    you can try "divide scan photos" feature after increasing the resolution of the image .

    1)Go to Image menu >> resize >> Image size

    2)check on the resample check box.

    3)Increase the resolution .

    4)try again "Divide scan Photos"


    if still it does not do anything , try to seperate the images using selection > layer via cut , crop etc .



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