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    Flipping images horizontally - software needed

    G'day all

    I have embarked upon a slide copying exercise - and I have maybe 8,000 images to scan.

    With my DIY copying rig, I am finding that it is easier to focus onto the reverse-emulsion side of the slide than the 'correct' viewing side of the slide ~ but it means that every image is reversed

    If I continue with this method, I will need a bulk method of horizontal flipping for the copied images. I know that Windows file-manager will rotate images - but it will not flip them

    Does anyone know of a bit of software that will take dozens or hundreds of images at a time and reverse-flip them horizontally?

    Thanks in advance
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    Phil, if you have photoshop, I guess you could create an action to 'flip horizontal' and then once you're done with the scanning, batch apply that action to the whole folder of your scanned files?
    Pretty sure you could do it in lightroom too but I'm not home to double check that
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    agree with Dylan. Photoshop has an action/batch processing tool that allows you to create an action then repeat it (on a whole folder of photos, or a single photo).
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    On that same token, lightroom can do it as well - upload all to lightroom then flip the first one, select all image then "sync". I've done this for time lapse work etc - fast and effective, then export them to where ever in JPEG TIFF or whatever file type available (or that you use)
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    If for some obscure reason you do not have PS or Lightroom, you can always use the free Faststone Image Viewer.
    Just go to Tools>Batch Convert>Use Advanced Options>Rotate and select Flip Horizontally. Can't say that I have used Faststone to convert hundreds of images at once, but I have used it for dozens at a time to resize, etc and you can select the entire contents of a folder to convert.
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