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 dtic
19 Nov 2017, 15:02
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Missing libusb0.dll
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Missing libusb0.dll

Hi, yes you need Libusb installed for both cameras for chdkptp and TwoCamControl to work. See https://github.com/nod5/TwoCamControl#dependencies , which link to the instruction here http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/PTP_Extension#LibUSB_Driver_for_Windows on how to use the free program Zadiq to install Lib...
by dtic
30 Oct 2017, 10:48
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Hi 4lex4, great to see new work being done on ScanTailor! I see on github issues that command line processing is not yet implemented but set in a milestone - looking forward to that feature! I still use the old Scan Tailor Enhanced because it supports command line mode and can accept pre-cropped (wi...
by dtic
14 Sep 2017, 15:02
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Voice Control
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Re: Voice Control

jesu_krist wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 09:21
Vocola 3 (http://vocola.net/v3/) uses the built-in Windows Speech Recognition as input for local and global hotkeys and shortcuts.
Nice solution! I'm not familiar with Vocola, how long is the delay between the phrase you say and the action?
by dtic
08 Sep 2017, 17:40
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Any way to convert book scans into PDF with vector text?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Any way to convert book scans into PDF with vector text?

Do you know if this is only program with this feature? I don't know any other that has it, though I haven't tested ABBYY and some similar competitors in a long time so there might be something out there. https://github.com/ncraun/smoothscan is an opensource attempt but is far from Acrobat in text q...
by dtic
06 Sep 2017, 15:16
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Any way to convert book scans into PDF with vector text?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Any way to convert book scans into PDF with vector text?

Adobe Acrobat Pro has a good vectorization/"fontirization" feature. It was previously called ClearScan but now the option is called "Editable text and images". Read more about it here http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2009/05/better_pdf_ocr_clearscan_is_smal/ https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1810210 Ado...
by dtic
26 Aug 2017, 09:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: a small story for my scanner
Replies: 34
Views: 3540

Re: a small story for my scanner

having 2 folders with same filenames and if delete one in a folder delete and the one from the other How about this OriginalFolder = D:\ebookscanner\17-7-21\teckthought\experiment\original ShortcutFolder = D:\ebookscanner\17-7-21\teckthought\experiment\shortcutsoriginal #IfWinActive, shortcutsorigi...
by dtic
25 Aug 2017, 16:33
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)
Replies: 79
Views: 17543

Re: TwoCamControl - fast two camera chdkptp photos (Windows)

TwoCamControl version 2017-08-25 Windows frontend for chdkptp with two cameras. Features Shoots two cameras at (almost) the same time and quickly. Saves each photo directly to the PC. Very quick (thanks to the chdkptp rsint command). Trigger cameras with a GUI button, keyboard shortcut or mouse whe...
by dtic
23 Aug 2017, 16:28
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: a small story for my scanner
Replies: 34
Views: 3540

Re: a small story for my scanner

i want that when opening(double clicking) picture ‘0201’ in the ‘Shortcutoriginal’ folder, Autohotkey opens the ‘0201’ in the ‘Original’ folder instead Here is one way to do that #IfWinActive, shortcutsoriginal ahk_exe Explorer.exe Lbutton:: if ("Lbutton" == A_PriorHotkey && A_TimeSincePriorHotkey ...
by dtic
27 Jul 2017, 10:36
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Does Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS run CHDK ?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Does Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS run CHDK ?

Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS On http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ it says that your camera is supported if it has either of these firmware versions: "IXUS85 (SD770): 100a, 100b" This is the page about your camera (it has different names in different markets) http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SD770IS To check wha...
by dtic
17 Jun 2017, 09:17
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr
Replies: 74
Views: 10605

Re: Original ~600pg/hr, very portable scanner now achieving ~900pg-1100pg/hr

Nice job with this script! I quickly glanced the most recent code. One tip: You can detect most installs of GraphicsMagick with a function like this. get_gm_path() { ;search install folders for gm.exe , since gm updates risk break registry filepath lookup prog := StrReplace(A_ProgramFiles, " (x86)",...