Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by cosinus
13 May 2020, 03:51
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 25
Views: 114707

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

OCRmyPDF https://github.com/jbarlow83/OCRmyPDF seems to be able to convert to PDF/A format if you want to avoid online tools. Thanks. Yes I have looked at OCRmyPDF but it don't support JBIG or JPEG2000 images in PDF/A. I think it's ghostcript that lacks that functionality. Quote from ocrmypdf webbp...
by cosinus
05 May 2020, 09:34
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 25
Views: 114707

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

Thank you so much for posting this workflow. I was really helpful. I have a few modifications. :-) First I think the cover should be at the same size when scrolling the pdf file. I had some problem since I scanned the covers at higher resolutions. After creating the jbig2lossyocr.pdf file, I checked...