View Full Version : [photography] Looking for batch image processing to flip scanned images

June 17th, 2012, 12:43 AM
I have a huge project ahead of me: Scanning about 35 years worth of photos from my grandmother's world travels. This is my birthday present to her, as she will be 75 this year, and she will surely want to reminisce on her experiences over the years. I am using a neat little Pandigital hand scanner that speeds up the process 10x over a traditional clamshell scanner. I am cropping my little workstation setup images one-by-one, because, well, I have to. Once I'm finished, however, I will need to flip all of the images horizontally, as is the limitation to these kinds of scanners.

I am looking for either a command line batch program, GUI program will work also, that will do this for me. I do NOT want to go back through and flip them all, and would much prefer to just point to a folder and have all the contents transposed for me.


June 17th, 2012, 12:52 AM
Although I'm not sure, but maybe Phatch can do that.


June 17th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Try Imagemagick. This is a command line tool.

Go to your imgaes directory and

convert -flop *.jpg

Consult http://www.imagemagick.org/script/command-line-options.php for details.

June 17th, 2012, 01:25 AM
Will this allow a batch processing of all the contents? Or will I be forced to process them one by one?

June 17th, 2012, 03:11 AM
Just read the documentation (had to do some laundry), and saw that the * is for globbing, and answered my own question. Thanks for pointing me to the info :)

June 17th, 2012, 04:53 AM
Someone recently asked a more complex version of this question about rotating only images in landscape mode. I wrote a little script (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1951949) using Imagemagick that apparently did the trick. You might find it helpful.

June 17th, 2012, 06:56 AM
I asked you to post it, then noticed you linked it... lol I MUST be tired