Let me thank anyone in advance for taking the time to read this. Now to my problem:
I'm trying to scan multiple photos at one time using a flatbed scanner (actually an HP C4280 all in one). With windows, i'm able to place multiple pictures on the scanner (of different sizes) and scan the pictures into seperate files. The HP software will detect the differnt photos, and name them, and save them as separte files. So if i have 3 photos on the scanner, i will get a photo1.jpg, photo2.jpg, photo3.jpg all with one scan. Then it prompts me if i want to scan more, I'll place more photos on the scanner, hit scan, and it continues. I can scan several photos fairly quickly with this method.
I've searched, and read, and i might just be missing it, but i can't find a solution. I'm very new to Linux, ubuntu, ect. and i don't yet posess the knowledge to write a "script" or something as i read somewhere once. Also a script sound like it might not work, because my pictures change sizes, so i'll have a 4x6, 5x7, ect, scattered on the scanner and it will detect each photo separatly.
I'm 95% ready to completely wipe my computer, install ubuntu and be free from windows (i actully have vista ultimate sitting on the book shelf and i would rather try ubuntu first). This is one of the only things holding me back, but it's kind of a big problem.
Thank you for any help you could give. - P.s. I'm using ubuntu 8.10 and plan to upgrade to 9.04, not ubuntu studio (so if that has an option, please let me know, but i didn't read about one)