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 dylansmith
05 Oct 2012, 10:47
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: any comment on Portable scanners?
Replies: 6
Views: 3624

Re: any comment on Portable scanners?

yup i understand.. but thing is, i only have around 5 books per year to digitize.. so it might not be worthwhile to what i'm doing. then again, there aren't any reliable outsources that i can depend on. oh well.. :/
by dylansmith
04 Oct 2012, 01:24
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: any comment on Portable scanners?
Replies: 6
Views: 3624

Re: any comment on Portable scanners?

wow.. the price is surely steep for a DIY solution! but thanks anyway!
by dylansmith
29 Sep 2012, 03:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: any comment on Portable scanners?
Replies: 6
Views: 3624

any comment on Portable scanners?

i'm looking for a fuss-free way to scan+OCR my books. while i appreciate the high quality setups that some of u guys have made, i don't have the skills to make them and the trouble to make it is way too much. has anyone used something like this ? http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Mini-Magic-Scan-Handy-Port...
by dylansmith
11 Mar 2012, 06:01
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: how to get program to auto-detect page edges?
Replies: 2
Views: 3111

how to get program to auto-detect page edges?

Due to the limitations of my configuration, i cannot consistently zoom in on the page alone and sometimes, the sides/floor are being pictured too. how do i get scan tailor (or abbyy finereader 11) to auto detect these edges, then auto-crop them to cut out wasted space?

thanks!
by dylansmith
18 Dec 2011, 16:55
Forum: HELP
Topic: how do i change page numbers of a compiled PDF?
Replies: 3
Views: 10347

how do i change page numbers of a compiled PDF?

for instance, originally the cover is page 1, preface is page 2 in the PDF etc etc,

but for the book itself, its page 1 starts either on the real content or table of contents. i've seen some PDFs mapped their pages to the book order. how do i do that?
by dylansmith
07 Dec 2011, 12:52
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: most fuss-free method for flattening book.
Replies: 7
Views: 4949

Re: most fuss-free method for flattening book.

hmm i don't understand - how can the final pdf output from TIFF files be much smaller than one made from JPEGs?
by dylansmith
07 Dec 2011, 00:58
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: most fuss-free method for flattening book.
Replies: 7
Views: 4949

Re: most fuss-free method for flattening book.

- not looking for max archival quality, but rather just something that turns out legible and highlightable/copy-able to normal text.. - what are the steps involved to make the final output "more responsive when highlighting/flipping" in PDF? i have a few scanned books and all of them perform differ...
by dylansmith
07 Dec 2011, 00:54
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: most fuss-free method for flattening book.
Replies: 7
Views: 4949

Re: most fuss-free method for flattening book.

Hi dylan, If you have och can get a camera that can be triggered by some sort of remote (like a foot switch or an button remote) then a very simple method is to lay the book flat on the table, position the camera above it on a tripod. If the tripod legs are in the way then lean it and secure it to ...
by dylansmith
05 Dec 2011, 09:55
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: most fuss-free method for flattening book.
Replies: 7
Views: 4949

most fuss-free method for flattening book.

Hi everyone! I am new to this forum and have seen many ingenious solutions to digitizing books. i am also looking forward to digitizing my collection - but have a few quirks : - i'm not intending to build my own frames/platens - is there any place where i can just buy a DIY-ed structure? or even mak...