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 Ben Armstrong
26 Sep 2018, 19:50
Forum: HELP
Topic: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

Re: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?

Thanks so much for your detailed reply, zbngs. These all seem like reasonable suggestions, so I'll keep them in mind and start from the top with improving my scans when I tackle book 2, then go back and get book 1 to rescan properly.
by Ben Armstrong
19 Sep 2018, 17:02
Forum: HELP
Topic: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

Re: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?

If I was doing this I'd just save it as a PDF. Almost every device has a PDF viewer and it will allow the finished product to accurately represent the original. Of course, that's the perfectly sane thing to do. But perhaps I'm not perfectly sane? Have you looked through the forums at Mobileread.com...
by Ben Armstrong
19 Sep 2018, 16:51
Forum: HELP
Topic: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

Re: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?

I am missing Scan Tailor in the list of your software. See the section on Scan Tailor in the "Software and processing" group of this forum. This is very useful for de-skewing the images and finding the actual borders of the paper. I read about Scan Tailor and even downloaded and ran it, but it was ...
by Ben Armstrong
19 Sep 2018, 16:42
Forum: HELP
Topic: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

Re: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?

The biggest problem that I can see will be keeping the momentum going after your first book. Things will always come up that need to be done and you (or somebody) will have to put it off 'until I get caught up.' I agree momentum may be an issue. I just picked up the 2nd book last week, for instance...
by Ben Armstrong
17 Jun 2018, 12:30
Forum: HELP
Topic: 100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?
Replies: 8
Views: 6526

100-page handwritten guestbook workflow?

My first book scanning project this year is a very post-processing-heavy job (and therefore no special hardware needed): take a wilderness trail's 100-page guestbook, scan it, catalog the data, and pull it all together into an e-book. Help! Do you have a similar post-processing-heavy small-batch wor...