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 sidney
26 Aug 2014, 01:57
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Camera recommendation >14MP
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Camera recommendation >14MP

What camera would you recommend for a diy bookscanner project matching the following requierements: - min. 14MP true resolution - can be triggered remotely via cable or IR - max. 300 Euro per camera (e.g. via second hand on ebay) Additionally it would be nice if I can trigger it remotely also via PC...
by sidney
20 Feb 2013, 06:13
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor "Enhanced"
Replies: 82
Views: 89496

Re: Scan Tailor "Enhanced"

Both Pictureshape algorithms yield worse results (both the 'free' and 'rectangular') for me. Same exact page and the 'free' algorithm incorrectly identifies text as a 'picture zone', the 'rectangular' algorithm identifies the entire page as a 'picture zone' but original version 0.9.10 from Talon's ...
by sidney
20 Feb 2013, 05:59
Forum: HELP
Topic: Remove automatically created picture zones in scantailor
Replies: 1
Views: 2076

Remove automatically created picture zones in scantailor

Scantailor sometimes recognizes by mistake some text fragments as pictures in mixed mode (and creates a picture zone). Is there a way to remove this picture zones manually?
by sidney
20 Feb 2013, 05:50
Forum: HELP
Topic: Best way to proceed with scanned magazines etc
Replies: 1
Views: 2328

Re: Best way to proceed with scanned magazines etc

I just realized that djvubind can also handle tif files in mixed mode preserving colors. Nevertheless, what's your favourite way to proceed magazines or books with lots of pictures?
by sidney
20 Feb 2013, 04:01
Forum: HELP
Topic: Best way to proceed with scanned magazines etc
Replies: 1
Views: 2328

Best way to proceed with scanned magazines etc

Usually when I have a scanned book with text (and perhaps some black white diagrams or illustrations) I use scantailor to split pages etc. and then use djvubind (together with tesseract or cuneiform) to produce a small sized good looking and searchable djvu file. However with magazines or books whic...