One great way to use VueScan is to scan hundreds or thousands of photos using a scanner with an automatic document feeder.
This works best with a scanner like the Fujitsu ix500 or the Epson DS-510. You can put a stack of hundreds of photos in, follow the following tutorial, and scan all of your photos on to your computer.
Select File | Default Options to restore the default options
Set Media Size to the size of your photograhs (in the example's case, 10x15cm)
Set File Type to JPEG
Change Options to Professional
Change to the Crop Tab
Set the Border to -5%
Press Scan to scan a stack of photos