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
28 Apr 2017, 08:56
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: SVG to PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

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: 94042

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: 94042

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: 7373

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: 7373

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: 7373

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: 7373

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: 7373

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...
by dingodog
30 Apr 2015, 08:29
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: GMIC, great discovery
Replies: 14
Views: 7373

Re: GMIC, great discovery

if you are running gmic in Linux, it would be very helpful to have gmic packaged as standalone package able to run (hopefully) on every linux distro, since compilation og gmic is not possible in older distro, while gmic is very useful you need to download cde http://www.pgbovine.net/cde.html and pac...
by dingodog
17 Jan 2015, 17:24
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: joinpdf: merge images with different extensions in one pdf
Replies: 0
Views: 2199

joinpdf: merge images with different extensions in one pdf

I discovered some time ago this interesting page: http://onetransistor.blogspot.it/2014/11/high-quality-scanning-and-low-file-size.html regarding book scanning workflows this page contained a snippet of C code based on leptonica library that makes able to build a binary utility able to merge togethe...