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 dingodog
06 May 2020, 14:39
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: bitmaps into vector graphics: cr2v.exe - anyone have it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Re: bitmaps into vector graphics: cr2v.exe - anyone have it?

There is an interesting thread here regarding clearscan alternatives (but I think you are already aware of this) https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/10242/are-there-other-products-than-adobes-that-support-clearscan-or-similiar I was in touch with Smoothscan author some time ago and atte...
by dingodog
03 May 2020, 12:15
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: bitmaps into vector graphics: cr2v.exe - anyone have it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Re: bitmaps into vector graphics: cr2v.exe - anyone have it?

I was briefly experimenting with potrace and came upon references to the early, free version of a similar (MS DOS) program, cr2v.exe which apparently used to live (nearly 20 years ago) at http://www.celinea.com/demos/cr2v.zip - but the link is to another location which appears not to have been save...
by dingodog
28 Apr 2017, 08:56
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: SVG to PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

Re: SVG to PDF

Hi all, I have a series of Magazines that I want to convert to PDF. Currently the pages are in .svg file format there are several programs to perform this task one solution can be *Batik rasterizer* - https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/ java -jar path...to/batik-rasterizer.jar -m application/pdf ...
by dingodog
21 Jul 2015, 07:11
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor "Experimental"
Replies: 275
Views: 129651

Re: Scan Tailor "Experimental"

I was excited to try this new experimental branch of scantailor but not having the qt5 libs in my linux environment I downloaded the windows executable build the old stable branch of scantailor builds for windows worked without pain previously with wine in linux (no problems at all) but this experim...
by dingodog
20 Jun 2015, 19:27
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor "Experimental"
Replies: 275
Views: 129651

Re: Scan Tailor "Experimental"

Welcome back Tulon! ;-)

You are unforgettable author of scantailor!

I'm very curious to test this build
by dingodog
04 May 2015, 17:00
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: GMIC, great discovery
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

Re: GMIC, great discovery

thanks for tip I tried as suggested and this was the output ./gmic.cde -update [gmic]-0./ Start G'MIC interpreter. [gmic]-0./ Update commands from the latest definition file on the G'MIC server.sh: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or...
by dingodog
02 May 2015, 16:07
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: GMIC, great discovery
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

Re: GMIC, great discovery

I tried your cde package of gmic in an old kernel (2.6.21.7) it returns a FATAL ERROR KERNEL TOOL OLD trying a more recent kernel (3.4.82 ) it works at invocation trying the specific command line you posted however: gmic *.jpg -iain_iains_nr 3,3,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1.35,0,0 -o img.jpg returns this: ./gm...
by dingodog
30 Apr 2015, 18:56
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: GMIC, great discovery
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

Re: GMIC, great discovery

I convert to pdf with pdfbeads, it chooses the best compressor for pages depending on their content. Ah, right, I use more heavily jbig2enc since my books have no images or very few inside the patch adds 1 - the P switch to jbig2enc -P <number> --pages-per-dict <number>: pages per dictionary (defau...
by dingodog
30 Apr 2015, 17:56
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: GMIC, great discovery
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

Re: GMIC, great discovery

I currently own a PENTIUM IV, 2,6 Ghz, with 2 Gb of Ram (a 32 bit system) the machine itself it not so old, but I had problems with wifi with other distro, since 7 years, instead, puppy linux perfectly fits my needs I'm aware that cde is not perfect, but it is a test worth to do in my opinion (many ...
by dingodog
30 Apr 2015, 17:12
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: GMIC, great discovery
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

Re: GMIC, great discovery

first of all thanks for your reply (many thanks) I'm currently running a distro (puppy linux 3.01) that is one of the few distro I found fully working on my outdated hardware (not to be snob :-) I seen the list of dependencies to build gmic, it is not so long but very heavy! libgimp2.0-dev libcv-dev...