Creating a folder from a 64-page scan

I have scanned a 64 page folder, by releasing the staples and scanned all the pages in a document scanner. Now I’m looking for an easy way to split the pages, sort them and create a PDF.

Example: Front and Back are scanned together.
Page 1 and 63 are scanned together.
Page 2 and 62 are scanned together.
…and so on…

When I have done this kind of work before I have splitted it all manually in Photoshop, and stitched all together in Acrobat Pro. But there surely must be an easier way?


Not easy, but open in Preview and arrange them in “miniature-view” (left side).

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I agree with @Hoppel, you should be able to do this in Preview.

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When you say “scanned together”, you may mean “scanned both onto one page side-by-side”. When you say “split … manually” you may mean “split … in two halves manually”.

You would benefit in this case by a PDF app or a PDF shell script that can be scripted to crop the pages. I can recommend pdfCropMargins.

Here is an example AppleScript that I use to reset the margins on a PDF document from an app that always seems to generate a PDF with 0.5in left margin and 1.5in right margin.

	crop PDF document margins
	author: jjw
	version 1.0

use AppleScript version "2.4" -- Yosemite (10.10) or later
use scripting additions

property pdfcrop : "/usr/local/bin/pdf-crop-margins -gsp '/usr/local/bin/gs' -p 0 -a -72 -mo -o "

on run {}
	tell application "Finder" to set theFile to selection
	if theFile is {} then return
	if the kind of item 1 of theFile is not "PDF document" then return
	tell application "Finder" to set theFileAlias to selection as alias
	set theFilePath to POSIX path of theFileAlias
	set theFileDir to my get_sourceFolder(theFilePath) & "/"
	set theSource to the quoted form of theFilePath
	set theFolder to the quoted form of theFileDir
	set pdfCMD to pdfcrop & theFolder & " " & theSource
	set theResult to do shell script pdfCMD
end run

on get_sourceFolder(theFilePath)
	set tid to AppleScript's text item delimiters
	set AppleScript's text item delimiters to "/"
	set theReturn to (text items 1 through -2 of theFilePath) as text
	set AppleScript's text item delimiters to tid
	return theReturn
end get_sourceFolder