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 victoriaaustralia
04 Sep 2016, 07:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanning in the British Library
Replies: 8
Views: 4936

Re: Scanning in the British Library

Monson's Sticks is a very simple design for just such a purpose
http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=422
by victoriaaustralia
08 Sep 2015, 06:23
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor "Experimental"
Replies: 275
Views: 108807

Re: Scan Tailor "Experimental"

Thanks Tulon, nice work. I'll have a trial.
by victoriaaustralia
08 Mar 2015, 01:20
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanning old magazines?
Replies: 1
Views: 2749

Re: Scanning old magazines?

Glare is about camera to light angle. This thread has a bit on it: http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3069&p=18081&hilit=lighting+angle#p18081 However there was thread with a lovely diagram demonstrating safe and non-safe locations for the camera in relation to the light. Edit - Fo...
by victoriaaustralia
04 Mar 2015, 00:14
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How big is the size of your book in MB?
Replies: 2
Views: 6361

Re: How big is the size of your book in MB?

625 page A4 book using Homer, BW output 31mB
289page A4 book using Homer, mixed BW/images (1/2 to 1/4 page image on most pages) 81mB
262page A5 book using Homer, mixed with BW/sparse images, central 8 colour plates 12mB
by victoriaaustralia
04 Mar 2015, 00:07
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: HOMER installer no longer working?
Replies: 3
Views: 3655

Re: HOMER installer no longer working?

Well I have to retract. I have just installed Homer using the Homer1.0Beta1 on a restored Window 8 machine and it is working fine.
With my last laptop Homer was working and I installed a computer game and Homer ceased working after this. There is obviously interaction going on with some programs.
by victoriaaustralia
22 Nov 2014, 06:43
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor output JPEG files?
Replies: 1
Views: 3313

Re: Scantailor output JPEG files?

I have used light resizer for batch conversion (you don't mention OS or Windows environment) with great ease and success in Windows. I don't recall what it did to the sizes however. In Windows, once installed there is a useful option added to a right click context box - click on an image and resize/...
by victoriaaustralia
03 Nov 2014, 00:19
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Book Liberator beta
Replies: 12
Views: 9315

Re: Book Liberator beta

My bookscanner is based on their design (initially named Bookripper(Bkrpr)) http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=562&p=5382&hilit=victoria#p5382 Yes it is a bit cumbersome and lighting is a difficulty however the design is very simple, quick to make and robust. I am only scanning...
by victoriaaustralia
03 Nov 2014, 00:01
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: HOMER installer no longer working?
Replies: 3
Views: 3655

HOMER installer no longer working?

Hello Bookscannerians. I love Homer, it has previously just worked so well for having a simple interface to allow use of pdfbeads for tiny pdf output files. However over the last three months I have tried the installer package on one Mac and three PC computers without getting the program to work. Th...
by victoriaaustralia
07 Jan 2014, 19:49
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Windows vs Linux workflow
Replies: 5
Views: 8197

Re: Windows vs Linux workflow

My windows based work-flow is linked below, works very well for myself using two canon cameras.
by victoriaaustralia
16 Dec 2013, 06:59
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: BatchCrop v1.40 released
Replies: 3
Views: 2707

Re: BatchCrop v1.40 released

Thank you for the reply. I'll try to have a trial of the demonstration version.