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 L.Willms
16 Jun 2018, 03:12
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 60
Views: 6289

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Scantailor's main purpose is to prepare text images into a PDF, No, that is not Scan Tailor's main purpose. Its purpose is the production of clear and crisp images ready for OCR or other processes from original scans or photographies. It is good practice not to lump together a whole lot of unrelate...
by L.Willms
15 Jun 2018, 06:11
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: "Selecting Content" and then constructing pages in step "Margins"
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: "Selecting Content" and then constructing pages in step "Margins"

I'm working on the new STA version 1.0.15 that will have the guides feature directly relating to your problem. That URL leads not to some text explaining that feature. That said, could you please say here some words on this "page box" feature, and possibly also about those "guides"? Regarding the o...
by L.Willms
11 Jun 2018, 16:40
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: "Selecting Content" and then constructing pages in step "Margins"
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: "Selecting Content" and then constructing pages in step "Margins"

can you upload a page that you scanned ? I have composed an image which shows the three main types of pages of a book which I had scanned -- blurred because Scan Tailor also does not read the text itself. Those four pages could occur in that sequence: 1. a regular text page with a page header inclu...
by L.Willms
07 Jun 2018, 08:39
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: "Selecting Content" and then constructing pages in step "Margins"
Replies: 5
Views: 277

"Selecting Content" and then constructing pages in step "Margins"

I am using ScanTailor Advanced (64 bit) version 1.0.14 In step 4 "Select Content" I want to be able to tell ScanTailor the size of the print area in pixels, the with and height of it, and let the software search and try to find areas of the page which fit into this print area, instead of ScanTailor ...
by L.Willms
07 Jun 2018, 08:21
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 60
Views: 6289

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

feature suggestions): 1. The ability to input and extract images from a PDF into TIFF files before getting into the stage process, with the ability to choose DPI that you want to extract from the PDF images from. This way I wouldn't need a 3rd party PDF to TIFF converter to get the images to input ...
by L.Willms
07 Jun 2018, 08:05
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Pre-assembled scanner for comic covers
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: WTB: Pre-assembled scanner for comic covers

a good office multifunction copier-scanner would be very quick and produce quality as high (or low) as you need... Just yesterday I scanned a 460 page book in about an hour, with an interuption inbetween for recharging my pay card for the device. Well, those are 230 actual scans, since two pages of...
by L.Willms
07 Jun 2018, 07:54
Forum: HELP
Topic: Fast, Automated and Simple scan routine for single sheets of papers
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Fast, Automated and Simple scan routine for single sheets of papers

It is crucial to our business keeping track of all the delivery notes that come with every good we stock. I back the recommendations to use a regular scanner with ADF or a specialised document scanner. Possibly -- depending on the paperwork you get -- a document scaner which can scan both sides of ...
by L.Willms
23 May 2018, 06:01
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: What is the best free OCR software?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: What is the best free OCR software?

BruceG wrote:
22 May 2018, 17:50
Bill
The trial version of ABBYY Finereader should do. There a limit of three pages but that should be OK for the fair.
... and it is better when the presenter at the show is familiar with the software he is using instead of having to learn an new one just for the show.
by L.Willms
22 May 2018, 17:43
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Newbie questions about cameras

Besides, I think we should have a closer look at those industrial cameras, which are barebone camera modules without a viewfinder or screen or release button, they are built to be remote controlled from a computer. As mentioned and discussed in "Libreflip - a new open source page-turning bookscanner"