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08-06-2012 01:55 PM
09-10-2012 11:57 AM
You cannot do this the way you used to with the old HP scanning software. For whatever reason, HP disabled this feature in its newer printer/scanners. If you search HP's forum, you will see that MANY HP customers are disappointed with this ridiculous change to the scanner software. I just replaced my OJ8500 with the OJ8600 and was very unhappy to find that the new scanner software had less features than its predecessors and that one could no longer scan multiple pictures at one time to separate files. EPIC FAIL, HP!! I was getting ready to pack it up and return the printer when I found ScanSpeeder scanning software: http://www.nitrologic.net/ It is not free ($29.95) but does allow a 10 scan trial.
ScanSpeeer allows you to scan multiple photos at once, it automatically finds the edge of each one and lets you type in info that is also saved in the file. It also has a feature that will allow you to save an archival quality file and a web/e-mail quality image file at the same time. AND, if you are so inclined, you can upload the lower resolution scan directly to Facebook. I know I sound like I work for them (LOL) but I was just so happy to find software that could fix HP's stupid decision.
I have only used ScanSpeeder a few times but am very impressed by it and think that I am going to buy it. So, ScanSpeeder appears to have saved you a sale, HP. Very sad that another company had to fix what you broke. Also, you owe me $30!!!
09-10-2012 01:01 PM
Thank you for finding this software, and, more importantly, for sharing it with the community. I'm sorry for your disappointment. Not a lot I can do, so I sent your comment to the people who may be able to. They should be in contact with you soon.