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

Search found 15 matches

by Shyamasundara
10 May 2018, 16:27
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ScanTailor Experimental for macosx
Replies: 1
Views: 5032

Re: ScanTailor Experimental for macosx

Emil58 wrote:
19 Aug 2016, 03:18
I use ScanTailor for Mac and it works fine, but I can't to use the new Experimental ScanTailor on Mac.

would you like to give me a mac osx version ready to run?

Thanks in advance

Emil
Looks like Mac users are out of luck when it comes to Scan Tailor. :cry:
by Shyamasundara
09 May 2018, 02:26
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 94
Views: 34349

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Wonderful to see more updates to Scan Tailor -- thanks for your hard work! Has anybody managed to get this to compile on OSX? I'm running into errors when I try to build it; these would probably be fixable if I spent an afternoon Googling, but I'd be extremely grateful if someone could just post an...
by Shyamasundara
03 Jan 2015, 16:01
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Looking for hosting recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 11454

Re: Looking for hosting recommendations

I have used LiNode https://www.linode.com/ for several years and am very happy with them. I am currently paying $37.50 month can't remember what that includes since I have been with them for about 5 years. Before that I leased a server, and then bought and co-located a server. I don't do any of the ...
by Shyamasundara
07 Jan 2014, 03:30
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

I notice when looking at an image of a sheet of paper taken with the 14 mp that it only had a resolution of 180 pixels/inch. To me that seems pretty low. Seems low to me too. I have been using old 8 MP cameras to scan my books for years, and precede each scan with a few shots of the book and a tape...
by Shyamasundara
26 Dec 2013, 12:39
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

Scanning at a higher resolution gives ClearScan a better chance of accurately reproducing the original font which, given the subtlety of font design, leads to a more pleasing appearance: Scanning at a higher resolution is also likely to reduce the problem which has been reported in the past of Clea...
by Shyamasundara
26 Dec 2013, 02:03
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

I hire someone to scan in my personal library 6 days/week. I'm too cheap to do that, but I envy you anyway. It only costs me about $100/month. 8-) But those scanners are way too slow and I have a lot more books to scan. I notice when looking at an image of a sheet of paper taken with the 14 mp that...
by Shyamasundara
25 Dec 2013, 10:32
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

I already have 2 Canons so I will try CHDK, but for me it was not so much the price point but the higher resolution 20 MP compared to 16 MP which give you much better images to start with. Will still go to the Nikon showroom to see what they have to offer. Unless you are scanning newspapers or some...
by Shyamasundara
24 Dec 2013, 05:12
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

jbaiter wrote: [*]Shoot in RAW/DNG
What are the advantages of RAW for someone who uses Adobe "clear scan" as the last step?
by Shyamasundara
24 Dec 2013, 05:10
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

I already have 2 Canons so I will try CHDK, but for me it was not so much the price point but the higher resolution 20 MP compared to 16 MP which give you much better images to start with. Will still go to the Nikon showroom to see what they have to offer.
by Shyamasundara
24 Dec 2013, 03:24
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 60172

Re: Cameras for the Hackerspace Scanner

CHDK exposes features of the camera that might not otherwise be available with the camera's stock firmware. I'd say the main feature provided by CHDK used in book scanning is the ability to trigger the camera's shutter remotely from a push button located near your hand. I spoke over the phone to a ...