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 univurshul
16 Nov 2010, 01:55
Forum: Software
Topic: Preserving colored text
Replies: 20
Views: 15976

Re: Preserving colored text for OSX GUI

Can this exact processing be done in any other editor or Photoshop CS5? I'm having a hard time installed ImageMagick on Mac, tons of errors. Color text preservation for GUI OSX users. 4 minutes of tone-curve adjustment tests in an image editor. White Balance correction. Normal ST processing. Full v...
by univurshul
15 Nov 2010, 20:02
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Output Background Color for Mixed & B/W
Replies: 17
Views: 6272

Re: Output Background Color for Mixed & B/W

StevePoling wrote:...commercial software companies do stuff that I disapprove of. And buy laws and develop DRM schemes I think evil.
Have you talked to your senator? Sounds like an issue for someone who can amend the U.S. Constitution.
by univurshul
15 Nov 2010, 13:27
Forum: Software
Topic: Preserving colored text
Replies: 20
Views: 15976

Re: Preserving colored text

...and Strider's example is an extreme one on biblical vellum-type paper. Most books shouldn't give you background issues like this.
by univurshul
15 Nov 2010, 13:17
Forum: Software
Topic: Preserving colored text
Replies: 20
Views: 15976

Re: Preserving colored text

Alright then, no worries. Just rip it through Scan Tailor with color + equalized illumination. Compress it, bind it, done deal.

Don't forget white balance.
by univurshul
15 Nov 2010, 11:03
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Tripod recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 4509

Re: Tripod recommendation

Yeah, not sure about the side by side comparison, but I do know LR3 allows for distortion manually on grid too, which is really cool. So even if a specific lens isn't directly supported with preset, you can make your own correction preset. I've decided against setting up an LR3 discussion topic. In ...
by univurshul
15 Nov 2010, 08:58
Forum: Software
Topic: Preserving colored text
Replies: 20
Views: 15976

Re: Preserving colored text

see notes and sample at bottom of page
by univurshul
14 Nov 2010, 23:04
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Another 80/20 Build
Replies: 15
Views: 9787

Re: Another 80/20 Build

This is excellent. Have you weighed this system?
by univurshul
14 Nov 2010, 19:27
Forum: Software
Topic: Software Requests (Besides Dewarping)?
Replies: 28
Views: 14369

Re: Software Requests (Besides Dewarping)?

...which is why I started a post about clocking cameras so that upon import, files are already sorted based on their capture time: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... ?f=3&t=627

Why make your CPU work any extra when sorting can be done in real time?
by univurshul
14 Nov 2010, 12:45
Forum: Software
Topic: Image Size Calculator/Convertor
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Image Size Calculator/Convertor

I found a simple to use online tool for Pixel-to-Inches & vice versa for various applications: http://tiporama.com/tools/pixels_inches.html I decided to pursue the idea of sizing to better grasp what dimensions I'm looking to produce on specified displays. Say I have 5 different devices to read eboo...
by univurshul
14 Nov 2010, 12:34
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR Page Namer
Replies: 16
Views: 9190

Re: OCR Page Namer

dansheffler wrote:I use File Wrangler to rename my pages.
dansheffler, does FIle Wrangler allow you to use OSX's quick look feature to scroll through your finished compiled order-set and visually determine if there's any ordering errors?