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 barnaclebarnes
27 Aug 2015, 04:30
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Setting White Balance
Replies: 2
Views: 2556

Re: Setting White Balance

I don't know how I missed that! Now I have crips white paper instead of yellow ;-)

Thanks!
by barnaclebarnes
26 Aug 2015, 22:33
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Setting White Balance
Replies: 2
Views: 2556

Setting White Balance

I've got my Archivist setup basically working but my shots are coming out yellow. From what I've read I need to set the white balance to Tungsten (I'm using Canon SX170 cameras). I set the white balance on the camera but when using the scanning software I will get yellow pages. Is there somewhere in...
by barnaclebarnes
25 Jun 2015, 02:45
Forum: HELP
Topic: Scanning Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 2720

Re: Scanning Photos

Thanks for the feedback. Speed is probably the biggest issue with flatbed scanners, quite frankly they are a bit of a PITA for scanning a lot of images. I do like the idea of setting a proper photo taking device that uses a camera though. You get the higher throughput and probably a better outcome t...
by barnaclebarnes
22 Jun 2015, 22:05
Forum: HELP
Topic: Scanning Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 2720

Scanning Photos

We're looking at getting one of the DIY Book Scanners and using it for a couple of things: Scanning local books (people's recipe books, brochures and other books that won't get picked up by major scanning efforts) Scanning people's photo collections My question is around the quality of the images th...