From Nitro Logic:
ScanSpeeder is very easy to use photo scanning software that will speed up the process of scanning your old photos. Put as many photos as you can fit on your flatbed scanner at once. ScanSpeeder will split the photos into separate image files. Photos can be found automatically, even if scanning directly from a photo album page. Simple-to-use features let you control photo selection if desired. Save both archival and e-mail quality versions, and optionally send photos directly to your Facebook account. Preserve comments written on the backs of photos. Streamlined workflow minimizes what you need to do.
* Extremely easy to use - not a lot of reading necessary, 5 min & go
* Works perfectly - auto-cropping, everything works marvelously
* Beats the heck out of scanning 1 at a time and manually cropping!
* Can't adjust jpeg compression settings, but definitely learning to accept that, may even like the whole TIFF thing better. What I mean is, I've always done jpeg, especially since "the old days" when storage space was so expensive and connections were so slow. EG: this software will scan tiff, jpeg, or both simultaneously, and at 600 dpi, a 4x6 pic is around 10 mb in tiff, 560k in jpeg. I did both on my first couple of scans and compared each, found effectively no difference. Still on the fence which way want to go, but at least have 'that' option.
Addendum: after using for 24 hours, I love it even better! My new favorite feature is the built-in safety. If you've ever done gonzo scanning of old pics, you know that you look on the workspace area and think "did I save that scan, can I hit the button and start the next one?" Well, this software is ingenious in that you can't mess up - the "start new scan" button isn't available UNTIL YOU HAVE - SWEET! I love to see good programming in action.
auto mode works as advertised and the manual mode is just plain easy if the photos are too close to each other. the easy to use labeling of the photos is cool. And the capture in tiff and Jpg simultaneously is nice feature.
the manual resizing on the cropping frame is hard to grab the corner handles to adjust the frame size.