BatchScanPlus is designed to work on image file batches, sequentially and fast.
It is not designed as a multipurpose Image Editor, but its single minded goal is to simplify and accelerate the most common image corrections that must be applied to group of images comprising a book.
To start retouching images scanned with BatchScanPlus, only is needed to load one image, the first one, all following images will be loaded automatically, one at once, each time the corrections to the actual image are applied.
Loading images automatic and sequentially, one after another it simplified because when scanning with BatchScanPlus, image files are automatically given sequentially numbered file numbers which correspond (if set correctly when scanning) with the page number of each image.
If the images file name have not sequential numbers, they will be sorted and loaded in alphabetical order.
Load the first Image with either the Toolbar button or with the File > Load Image menu command.
If the image is not black and white, the Adjustment Toolbar will automatically appear on top of the image.
On top of the Edit Tab there are several icons. All them are used to work on the image currently loaded.
When this icon (Hand Grab) is selected, clicking and dragging over the image will move it inside its boundaries to allow centering the text in the proper position. It is useful to set the page margins and guides to the correct values to have visual aids for centering the page text.
The Acceleration slider will modify how fast the image moves when dragged with .
The object of this tool is to select areas that need cleaning. By pressing the del key, the selection area will be erased.
After selections are drawn they can be easily moved and resized.
To cancel a selection right click on the selection to open the contextual menu and click the Deselect command there.
The contextual menu also has a command for clearing the selection area.
Only one selection can be activate at once.
If Clear Selected Area when saving is checked, the selected are will be automatically cleared each time you save the image.
By clicking a selection on the image, the tool will be automatically activated.
Both and have a floating properties pane. Right-click on any o the icons to show the corresponding property pane.
Property panes are used to adjust brush size and, in the Clone brush, transparency.
The eraser is used to paint pixels white.
Rotation Angle: The rotation buttons (shown on the left,
with the +0.2 button selected) rotate the image in different degree intervals.
It is possible to select different sets of intervals by right clicking
the Rotation Angle label (Small or Large increase, on the image above
the Small increase intervals are shown).
The shortcuts for the six rotation buttons, excluding the 0 rotation one, are: F4, F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9.
To get the best image quality it is advised to rotate and center the image (with the tool) in to separate steps. It does not matter if rotation is applied first and then the image is center, or vice versa. The important thing is to not switch again and again between the tool and the rotation slider making many different adjustments. Indeed, there is no problem in making many adjustments, but is far better to make all rotation adjustments, and only switch to centering the image after rotation is done or vice versa (first making centering adjustments and then rotate the image).
Position X and Position Y: These two sliders perform the same function than the tool, so using the one or the others is indistinct.
Save & Load Next and Save
& Load Previous: Click one of these buttons after the image
is cleaned, rotated and centered. It will save the changes and (excluding
the Save button) load automatically
the next or previous image, when no more images are available, a warning
message will appear.
Clearing Margins is used to remove the gutter and page borders dark areas. See also Clear Gutter & Page borders shadows.
Margins when saving. Margins are defined in the Margins
& Grid Tab. Margins mark the text boundaries.
If Margins are defined, and this option is selected, the image area between the Margin guides and the page edge will be automatically cleared when the image is saved.
Trim to Margins when saving. Instead clearing the area between the Margin guides and the page edge, the image will be reduced in size, the image will be trimmed to the margin guides.
Do not Clear nor Trim Margins. The Image will be cleared not trimmed at all.
If Clear Selected Area when saving is selected and some image are was selected with the tool previously, that area will be automatically cleared before saving the image.
This is the preferred way to clean shadows in the page borders.
Previous, Next, Clear Image. These three buttons on the bottom of this tab are for navigating between images without saving any change and for clearing the whole image. The Clear Image button will ask user confirmation before clearing the image, indeed the file itself will not be erased from the disk, but the image will be left completely blank.