Scanning photos doesn't need to be complicated. With VueScan you can just put it in the upper corner of your scanner, select the photo size so the scanner doesn't have to scan unncessary space, and press scan (no need to preview). Then just repeat for as many photos as you have.
Place your photo in the top corner of your scanner
File | Default Options to restore the default options
Standard in the
Media Size to the preset photo size you would like (eg. 3x5 or 4x6)
File Type to
Move the next photo you would like to scan to the same position in the scanner and press