[Athen] Fixing a Tiff

Travis Roth travis at travisroth.com
Wed Jun 30 13:50:20 PDT 2021

Hi Debee,

I do not quite understand, sorry. So are you saying you have two files, one
with all odd pages and one with all even?

Anyways I looked in FineReader, and if I create a new OCR project, then
choose to open images, there are extra options there and one is to split
facing pages.

It appears that anything that can be done during a scanning process can be
done when opening images instead using FineReader.

If you can get a copy of that it may be worth a look?

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf
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Subject: [Athen] Fixing a Tiff

I have a tiff of a book that was scanned several years ago by a student

He did a superb job, except he scanned all the odd-numbered pages in a
chapter, then flipped the stack over and scanned all the even-numbered
pages. He created a multi-page tiff for each chapter.

He then used some software a friend wrote to reorder everything the way he
wanted it and created his own PDF. All I got were the original tiff files
-- one file per chapter - before he graduated.

Anyway, OmniPage and both Kurzweils have a flip pages feature, but it works
when you are actually scanning, not when you have an already-scanned tiff

I looked through the documentation for ImageMagick but I couldn't find
anything about automatically reordering pages.

I want to find a batch process for reordering the pages. I was thinking of
separating it in to individual pages img001.tif, img002.tif, etc.. I have
software to do that . and then renaming the even numbered pages to 2A, 4A
etc. but that's still manual labor.

I don't care what the resulting format is as long as pages are in order and
it will OCR if needed for a future request.

Anyone have any bright ideas? I can write code if I have to but I was hoping
someone already had a program that did it.


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