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10,000+ scans -- how to find blank pages and delete

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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I have scanned boxes and boxes of paperwork and saved each as an individual jpeg. I originally scanned some as multipage PDF and that was a bust so switched to individual jpeg. How can the blank pages be batch selected in Bridge CS5 or CS6 (or even in Windows 10 File Explorer) and deleted all at once?

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Community Expert , Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

Check the size of one of the blank pages. Then, sort the images by size. At that point, the vast, vast majority of the blank pages will be all together, and it should take just a glance to see if there is just a couple of words or nothing on a page. 

 

One big important suggestion: Bridge has never been good at looking at thousands and thousands of images in one folder. So, I suggest you grab maybe a couple hundred and try this out. If it works out, try doubling the number of images. Then, keep

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Check the size of one of the blank pages. Then, sort the images by size. At that point, the vast, vast majority of the blank pages will be all together, and it should take just a glance to see if there is just a couple of words or nothing on a page. 

 

One big important suggestion: Bridge has never been good at looking at thousands and thousands of images in one folder. So, I suggest you grab maybe a couple hundred and try this out. If it works out, try doubling the number of images. Then, keep increasing the number of images until things start slowing down. Then, back up a bit on the number of images, and continue.

 

Good luck!

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Awesome! Thanks!

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