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Is there an image editor that allows you to select several crop regions and save each one as an individual file? Rather than having to load up the original image each time and do the cropping of each area and saving.

This would be useful if you are using the master, original image for several new purposes, or if you are scanning in several separate items at once.

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This can be achieved with Adobe Fireworks or Adobe Photoshop. It's called Slicing there! You can see how it is done in this Screencast

EDIT: As you mentioned the task of separating scanned images, there is also a tool in PS only made for this prupose: Crop and Straighten Photos.

Photoshop Elements has this kind of tool as well: Divide Scanned Photos

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Fine, +1, but any suggestions for a cheaper or free program as well? – therobyouknow Feb 23 '10 at 11:14
@Rob - now you know what it's called in Photoshop you might find a free tool by searching for that term. – ChrisF Feb 23 '10 at 11:18
Thanks Chris. I would hope that slicing doesn't just mean extracting adjacent regions for making a clickable imagemap on a webpage. Ideally I'm interested in being able to draw several selection rectangles on the original image and then click save to save all of thses selections to individual files. – therobyouknow Feb 23 '10 at 12:20
Gimp is another suggestion: – therobyouknow Feb 23 '10 at 12:20
I'll keep this question open for a few days for new answers, but at the moment I'm looking to accept this as the answer. – therobyouknow Feb 23 '10 at 12:24

I think this free utility may be what you are looking for :

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Something else you could try is SnagIt... I use this tool more than any other when it comes to cropping and screen shotting images. Works like a dream and integrates well with other suites of graphics tools, like CS3.

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