1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 14, 2013 4:24 AM by ~bridge_mastero~ RSS

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

    udance4ever Community Member

      Hi!  I think Divide Scanned Photos feature is amazing!

       

      http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/cropping.html#divide_a_scanned_image_conta ining_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

        • 1. Re: Divide Scanned Photos: possible to salvage when background is white?
          ~bridge_mastero~ Community Member

          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 .

           

          thanks,