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 knappen
18 Jan 2012, 23:08
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: 0.9.11 release
Replies: 8
Views: 6519

Re: 0.9.11 release

Thanks for this upgrade!
by knappen
30 Jul 2011, 20:07
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: 0.9.10 release
Replies: 18
Views: 72526

Re: 0.9.10 release

Thanks a bunch for keeping up the good work!
by knappen
06 Jul 2011, 17:29
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ScanTailor for OSX is here
Replies: 60
Views: 67160

Re: ScanTailor for OSX is here

I installed using the instructions in the first post of this thread. It seems like some of the images obtained from Googlebooks were rather awkward: some of them in jpg made ST crash on my minipc, while it had no problem with the particular PGN. Did you dl the that image I and run your OSX version o...
by knappen
04 Jul 2011, 05:38
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ScanTailor for OSX is here
Replies: 60
Views: 67160

Re: ScanTailor for OSX is here

Here we go: I was working on a big format book partly scanned by myself, partly grabbed from googlebooks. The normal jpg images that I got using googlebooksdownloader caused no trouble, but this particular title page png (only 8 kB) made the program crash on my Mac: http://www.mediafire.com/?h8yaxy7...
by knappen
03 Jul 2011, 17:23
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: ScanTailor for OSX is here
Replies: 60
Views: 67160

Re: ScanTailor for OSX is here

The OSX version crashed when I tried to work on a folder with images in mixed formats. Tried the same thing on my pc, where it went smoothly.
by knappen
29 Jun 2011, 16:00
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File
Replies: 46
Views: 44384

Re: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File

I'm talking about effects that you get in mixed mode like the one in the right bottom corner. I would obviously like it to be darker and not washed out. http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1637/dreyer1.jpg I remember Tulon answering this in a Scan Tailor thread and saying that it would be difficult to ...
by knappen
29 Jun 2011, 14:19
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File
Replies: 46
Views: 44384

Re: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File

I'm using the exact same software as suggested in the YouTube instruction video. Can't recall that the jbig2enc being a RubyPDF build. I tried -B 600 and the result is indeed something completely different. The size was tripled compared to the default value, but still a tad smaller than with Acrobat...
by knappen
29 Jun 2011, 12:34
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File
Replies: 46
Views: 44384

Re: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File

Thanks again.

I'm less concerned that I have to do the OCR scan with another program than with the fact that I get such low quality pictures in the PDF. Is there a way to manually choose the level of compression?

A portable version of PDFBeads sounds great!
by knappen
29 Jun 2011, 11:32
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File
Replies: 46
Views: 44384

Re: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File

Thanks! I ran the command loyukfai gave and ended up with a PDF file that was in fact a lot smaller than the result I got using Acrobat Pro on the same folder. BUT: The images also look A LOT more compressed and blurred. Not sure if this is because the batch of tiff images were a mix of greyscale/mi...
by knappen
19 Jun 2011, 19:05
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File
Replies: 46
Views: 44384

Re: PDFBeads — Convert Scanned Images to a Single PDF File

I find it quite hard to get a grasp on this. Could someone please give an example of the command line I should write to simply convert a folder of Scan Tailor converted files with text&images into a compressed PDF file? I constantly get the following messages when I try to fill in : "Warning: the hp...