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 zbgns
18 Jun 2019, 07:08
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Greetings from Kansas City, Missouri
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Greetings from Kansas City, Missouri

Hi Brandon,

Many thanks for sharing effects of your work with all. I'm convinced that not only me but many other people keep fingers crossed for implementation of something similar to Adobe ClearScan.

Cheers.
by zbgns
13 Jun 2019, 03:33
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Greetings from Kansas City, Missouri
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Greetings from Kansas City, Missouri

Hello Brandon,
Effects of binarization presented in form of two screenshots at your Github repository are really impressive. Do you have plans to add some interface to your algorithm for users that want to use it as standalone program?
by zbgns
18 Mar 2019, 22:29
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 12
Views: 105021

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

I have a question though: is it possible to somehow correct OCR output from Tesseract other than editing the pdf in Acrobat (I don't feel like paying monthly for that)? I've been trying to do OCR with gImageReader on Linux. It uses Tesseract and you can preview txt file, but to actually correct it,...
by zbgns
11 Feb 2019, 08:14
Forum: HELP
Topic: pdfbeads on Ubuntu 18.10
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: pdfbeads on Ubuntu 18.10

Hmm, don't think it's this that is the cause - Ubuntu package for ImageMagick has never had jpeg2000 in my memory and pdfbeads has been falling back to JPEG quite happily for years (iunluding in at least but not limited to 18.04, 17.10, 17.04 and 16.04). The hard crash is new in Ubuntu 18.10. There...
by zbgns
11 Feb 2019, 05:53
Forum: HELP
Topic: pdfbeads on Ubuntu 18.10
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: pdfbeads on Ubuntu 18.10

Another version of Ubuntu, another breakage in PDFbeads and dependencies. The standard ImageMagick version in Ubuntu’s repositories doesn’t support jpeg2000 compression. You need to compile newer version of ImageMagick to have this (it may be tricky as there are other dependencies that need to be r...
by zbgns
29 Jan 2019, 19:11
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Another book shooter Mk-V
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Another book shooter Mk-V

I also started from similar cardbord prototype and acrylic glass in order to test how it may work for me. Further to your description my thoughts are following: 1. Even lighting is very difficult to obtain in this kind of device. You may try to reduce it by: a. more square shape of the glass in orde...
by zbgns
14 Nov 2018, 20:35
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 12
Views: 105021

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

I performed small comparison of the free method with Adobe Acrobat (Pro DC 15) output. It was much more tricky that I had expected. The comparison is based on the same book I previously scanned and processed. This is what I obtained: 1. Speed _____________ Adobe Acrobat ____ Open software Combining ...
by zbgns
07 Nov 2018, 07:58
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 12
Views: 105021

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

(...) I think that completing metadata may be part of this script, but I have not looked for a solution for that yet. I worked on the script a little bit. The metadata function has been implemented. I need to prepare the ToC text file where also metadata are placed and the script is able to read th...
by zbgns
31 Oct 2018, 17:49
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 12
Views: 105021

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

Thank you dtic for this hint. It is very interesting, albeit I'm not able to implement it directly now. I use iPhone as a camera (I do not even have a Cannon camera) and I do not think there is any software that can send images to my computer directly after they are taken. I thought about sending vi...
by zbgns
29 Oct 2018, 20:07
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 12
Views: 105021

Re: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software

(...) As I use CLI tools for significant part of work, there may be bash script written, which will run all commands in sequence instead of me. It seems that my script works. So the workflow looks like this: 1. scanning 2. transfer of images to the computer 3. check whether they are in proper order...