I'm trying to use Photoshop CS3 to crop and straighten images of postage stamps. E.g., place a bunch of stamps on the scanner bed and scan them as one image. Then use Automate/Crop and Straighten Photos to create separate workspaces each with a single stamp image, cropped and rotated appropriately. This almost works; the problem is it often crops the stamps too closely, cutting off the perforations. The rotation is not always perfect either. For example, for the above image I get:
These two are pretty good except the perforation tips are trimmed off.
This one is a disaster
So I'm thinking if there were some way to specify how tightly the images are cropped, it might help solve the problem. Any other suggestions?