• Welcome to the Lightroom Queen Forums! We're a friendly bunch, so please feel free to register and join in the conversation. If you're not familiar with forums, you'll find step by step instructions on how to post your first thread under Help at the bottom of the page. You're also welcome to download our free Lightroom Quick Start eBooks and explore our other FAQ resources.
  • Stop struggling with Lightroom! There's no need to spend hours hunting for the answers to your Lightroom 6 questions. All the information you need is in Adobe Lightroom 6 - The Missing FAQ!

    To help you get started, there's a series of easy tutorials to guide you through a simple workflow. As you grow in confidence, the book switches to a conversational FAQ format, so you can quickly find answers to advanced questions. When you upgrade to subscription, there's also a Lightroom Classic version available.

Need a means to batch remove slide scan borders for viewing; Lightroom 5

spoolin

New Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2021
Messages
2
Lightroom Version
5.7.1
Operating System
  1. Windows 7
I'm in the middle of scanning about 3000 family pictures, almost all 35mm Kodachrome slides from the '50s-'80s. I've scanned the bulk of them using a Nikon Coolscan 5000ED but about 1/3 were scanned by a local service using a digital camera and carousel projector. Their scans were done at about 3000 ppi. I requested that the service not use the automatic cropping and lower quality JPG defaults of their system, which produced files of about 3.5MB. Instead they provided ~12MB JPG files that were vertically flipped, and with a large border around the actual image, I suppose because the camera FOV was larger than the slide window. Their cropping took the image size from 24MP down to about 9MP, so considering the relative file sizes it appears that aside from cropping, I didn't restore much image loss, but I do have the issue now of dealing with the borders myself (or not).

I'm using Lightroom 5 and am new to it and image editing generally, having been only a casual user of Picasa previously. I've found the Kelby Lightroom 5 book enormously useful in getting quickly oriented to the software. I'm looking for a means of 'batch' stripping the border, or most of it, from the scans, for viewing and editing but so far have not been able to figure out how to do this efficiently. I can crop an individual picture, but can't figure out if there's a way to replicate that crop efficiently thereafter.

Can anyone suggest a practical approach to solving this?
 

spoolin

New Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2021
Messages
2
I don't see a means to edit the prior post. Somehow I overlooked that "crop" is one of the settings that can be copied and bulk pasted. During import I keyworded the various scan types that comprise the project so it should be straightforward to filter for the subset to crop.
 
Top