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 The Purple Parrot
17 Dec 2016, 17:08
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Please help save my head of hair (which i am currently pulling out!) by just answering this!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2249

Please help save my head of hair (which i am currently pulling out!) by just answering this!!!!

I am scanning thousands of pages to PDF. I have learned how to convert these PDFs (in Acrobat itself) files to total Grayscale (please applaud, everyone!) But this is not enough. I want them just black and white. Yea 2 colors, Adobe!!!!!! The text should be converted to black and the scanned backgro...
by The Purple Parrot
21 Sep 2016, 16:53
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: This is all I need! Please advise!
Replies: 12
Views: 3374

Re: This is all I need! Please advise!

Good Grief!!! It's 2016 and there still isn't a fully automatic page splitter??? The scanner I use at the library actually splits the images very well but if you choose that option it costs double the amount!!! So I am scanning both pages and then taking them home and splitting them, as i said with ...
by The Purple Parrot
21 Sep 2016, 12:06
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: This is all I need! Please advise!
Replies: 12
Views: 3374

Re: This is all I need! Please advise!

Thank You,
But I would like something that would automatically detect the page split. Any ideas?
by The Purple Parrot
21 Sep 2016, 06:19
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: This is all I need! Please advise!
Replies: 12
Views: 3374

This is all I need! Please advise!

Dear Friends, I have come to learn that Abbyy is excellent for post-processing book scans except for one thing: splitting the pages. It really sucks. So can someone suggest a really good program that will simply take my images, split them like a genius and then save them again as images - which i ca...
by The Purple Parrot
11 Sep 2016, 09:48
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Limb digital processing software
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: Limb digital processing software

I DL the trial version but it asks for an activation serial? How is that?

TIA
by The Purple Parrot
05 Sep 2016, 14:49
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ST just for splitting pages
Replies: 4
Views: 4424

ST just for splitting pages

Dear Pals,
Is there a way to use ScanTailor just for splitting pages? I have found that Abby Finereader 12 is very good for everything else but scan tailor seems to be superior for splitting the pages automatically.
TIA
by The Purple Parrot
21 Aug 2016, 09:27
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Abby Fine Reader 11
Replies: 2
Views: 3070

Abby Fine Reader 11

Does anyone now of/wants to write a tutorial for book scanning - postprocessing using Abbe FineReader?
Thank You
by The Purple Parrot
17 Aug 2016, 12:45
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Canon PowerShot sx60 HS settings
Replies: 1
Views: 1945

Canon PowerShot sx60 HS settings

Are there any book scanners out there that use this camera?

Got it yesterday and would like to know what and where are the best settings for book scanning? Depth of focus etc.

Is there any tutorial that I could use for this camera?

Thank You

PP
by The Purple Parrot
17 Aug 2016, 12:42
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Book Scanning SOftware for the our SUPREME idiot
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Book Scanning SOftware for the our SUPREME idiot

I am experimenting with a program called "Page Improver" see here: http://www.4digitalbooks.com/_soft_imaget.html I am happy price is not an option because it's only 3300 euros (I mean if this doesn't do the job what else is there?) Anyone have experience with it? Also is there a tutorial how to use...