Automatic Image Splitting
Speed up scanning of multi-page layouts and spreads with SimpleIndex's built-in tools
Magazines, pamphlets, booklets and similar documents can be a scanning headache, particularly when you want to capture each page, or even each block of text, as its own separate file. Splitting the pages and cropping each one to its final format adds hours and tedium to an already laborious scanning process. Fortunately, SimpleIndex has built-in tools to simplify these tasks. Horizontal and vertical splitting, magazine scanning and repeatable cropping of multiple zones per page save you hundreds of clicks per scanning session, creating time for more important tasks.
Multi-crop: Set and forget page breakdown
There are times when you need to capture more granular contents than just an image of a page. For example, you may need to separate out the images, illustrations, ads and body text of a publication. The crop tool in SimpleIndex allows you to draw zones around each section of a page and create a discrete file from each one when you click Save Index. What's more, if you have a series of pages with identical layouts, then there's no need to redraw the zones, fly through them all with a click of Save Index and you're done.
Split pages horizontally or vertically
Pages with a 2-up layout, either side-by-side or top-to-bottom, can be automatically split into separate files. When setting up a SimpleIndex job, the Advanced Scanner Settings panel allow you to choose Split Pages Vertically to split left-side and right-side images, or Split Pages Horizontally to split top and bottom images.
Magazines and other types of spread layouts – items with staples in the center typically – pose an interesting scanning challenge. When separated to the individual sheets, you find the pages out of order. For example, an 8-page booklet will be printed on 4 sheets and the first sheet will have pages 1 and 8 on one side and pages 2 and 7 on the other. The Magazine Scan feature not only performs a split as discussed above but reorganizes the pages to their correct order.