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 jaske78
09 Aug 2014, 09:01
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Post-processing tweaks needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 15057

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I have a dropbox of things for a class I taught last semester, as the University library was not particularly useful for Colonial Latin American history (nor really of any history) and I have learned a sad and painful lesson about lending my books to students. Here is the link: you are welcome to lo...
by jaske78
05 Aug 2014, 07:57
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Post-processing tweaks needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 15057

Re: Post-processing tweaks needed!

jbaiter, I would like to try pdfbeads and tesseract. I have not used any CLI programs at all (ever)for this process, and therefore the amount of things that I would have to be shown is very large. For instance, I just downloaded pdfbeads, and it is in .gem format. Go on and snicker, but my first rea...
by jaske78
05 Aug 2014, 06:59
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Post-processing tweaks needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 15057

Re: Post-processing tweaks needed!

Daniel, I am including a copy of a finished-product book. I have more, but this illustrates the problem. These are already recognized. Unlike ones that I found now, I typically put the front cover, back cover, and then the flaps in the scan, and THEN the text, as I have a tendency to read just that,...
by jaske78
03 Aug 2014, 09:20
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Post-processing tweaks needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 15057

Post-processing tweaks needed!

I am sorry to ask what might be buried in here... could anybody help me with some post-processing tweaks? After I finish with ST, I bind with Adobe Acrobat XI and recognize, mostly in French, which gets the random times that we use French letters and accents in English letters. (The word fiancee com...
by jaske78
15 Jun 2014, 19:20
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages
Replies: 10
Views: 8486

Re: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages

So, ummm, is there any way to turn off this optimization or a good solid fix for this that you know of for mixed pages?
by jaske78
09 Jun 2014, 06:14
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages
Replies: 10
Views: 8486

Re: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages

Ah-HA!!! In the ST Enhanced version, a guy named Pejuko designed something called PictureShape. I just looked at the picture of the "free shape" picture of some kind of whale. And waddyaknow, his free shape has the same white auras in it, in what looks to be a mixed page Can somebody confirm to me t...
by jaske78
08 Jun 2014, 18:20
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages
Replies: 10
Views: 8486

Re: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages

No, I cannot right now. I am on location in Eastern Europe through August, far away from my scanner and my library (I did all of these by hand on an HP flatbed Scanner. Also, once I convert something and recognize it, I promptly get rid of the originals from my computer, as they are often two or thr...
by jaske78
08 Jun 2014, 13:13
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages
Replies: 10
Views: 8486

Re: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages

Hi dtic - I already thought of that. It is all highlighted, so it is definitely recognized as being a picture. There is nothing I can change re: settings that really affects anything of the picture that does not simultaneously harm the pristine text. One area needs to be darkened while preserving th...
by jaske78
07 Jun 2014, 15:34
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages
Replies: 10
Views: 8486

Re: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages

Of course! Sorry for the delay. I chose three examples to show you. In the original scans, which I no longer have, the pictures look quite normal: colors are consistent, dark backgrounds look ordinary, text looks sharp and crisp. When processed as an image only, ST has no problem with these images, ...
by jaske78
31 May 2014, 06:29
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages
Replies: 10
Views: 8486

Scantailor "auras" in mixed pages

This is a strange one and I don't know what to do about it: On mixed pages in which I have an item presented on a dark background, the final product is often strange. On occasion, there is a large white aura where the black should be - often around edges and corners, and often in like a semicircular...