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 umpausewhat
19 Mar 2011, 23:00
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

The new url didn't work either unfortunately, but I did muddle through the manual install and have bsw up and running again. The manual install was easier than I thought it would be. It makes me feel kind of dumb for bugging you so much with the webstart business. If you think it would be useful, I ...
by umpausewhat
18 Mar 2011, 16:10
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

One more thought. I've been trying to figure out what the problem might be via google and I saw some discussions that indicated a potential problem with running java webstart on a 64-bit Windows OS. I am curious if this is part of the problem because when I just download java, the java console doesn...
by umpausewhat
18 Mar 2011, 14:12
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

Still no luck. I work with some guys who might be able to help with the manual install. I'll see them tonight. I'll let you know what happens. Thanks for the efforts.
by umpausewhat
17 Mar 2011, 16:11
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

No luck on both counts unfortunately. It's a mystery to me why this seems to be a problem peculiar to my machine. I've got some programmer friends that I can ask about this. In the mean time, I'll wait for instructions--but if this is a pain, I'm sure there are better uses of your time, so I don't e...
by umpausewhat
17 Mar 2011, 15:35
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

Blaargh. I hate to take up any more of your time with this, but I've run into the same problem with webstart when trying to download the new version--can't get Java to run the install and I retried the old tricks--deleting the Java temp files, rebooting, deleting them again before trying to download...
by umpausewhat
16 Mar 2011, 01:48
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

Original image dimension: 3264 x 2448 (horizontal orientation) Tiff output dimension (without crop): 2597 x 3463 Tiff output dimension cropped: 1740 x 3038 Jpeg output dimension (without crop): 2597 x 3463 Jpeg output dimension with same crop box as above Tiff: (left and right come out different) Le...
by umpausewhat
16 Mar 2011, 00:33
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

Quick question on the new SaveImage command. I added "SaveImage = jpeg" to the procedure I had been running before with success. With the added SaveImage command, the output files are indeed jpegs and nice and small, but the crop ends up much narrower than the displayed crop size in bsw (i.e., the c...
by umpausewhat
14 Mar 2011, 21:47
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

Huh. Somehow my computer responds when I perform actions when you've told me to do them, but not otherwise. I've rebooted multiple times today, but this time it worked. Thanks again for whatever java vibes you send through the ether to my machine.
by umpausewhat
14 Mar 2011, 19:07
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: New Version of Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 24
Views: 31071

Re: New Version of Book Scan Wizard

Thanks again for this, Steve. I'm back unfortunately with the same install problem I had before. After using BSW with great success the last week, I tried installing the new version with web start and got the same ParseException error as before, but this time, when I tried the trick that worked last...
by umpausewhat
06 Mar 2011, 14:51
Forum: Book Scan Wizard
Topic: Book Scan Wizard
Replies: 68
Views: 84083

Re: Book Scan Wizard

Thanks again for your earlier help. I just have one more question. Is there a relatively straightforward way that Book Scan Wizard could be modified to save images as jpegs rather than tiffs? Because I'm not compressing the files so that I can run them through Scan Tailor after the barrel distortion...