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 i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
10 Nov 2019, 09:16
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 101
Views: 51080

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Could someone perhaps confirm or refute my hypothesis that the 'thickening-up of text' issue only occurs if the 'Qt5 Svg devel' package is not installed prior to building? (Cf. 4lex4's note: 'For Linux users: install Qt5 Svg devel package before building this version' - https://github.com/4lex4/sca...
by i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
01 Oct 2019, 07:00
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 101
Views: 51080

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

Could someone perhaps confirm or refute my hypothesis that the 'thickening-up of text' issue only occurs if the 'Qt5 Svg devel' package is not installed prior to building? (Cf. 4lex4's note: 'For Linux users: install Qt5 Svg devel package before building this version' - https://github.com/4lex4/scan...
by i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
10 Sep 2019, 15:39
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 101
Views: 51080

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

I'm running the '2019.8.16 Early Access' build. Does it happen to anyone else on this build that, in 'Output', text on a page gets thicker, up to the point of becoming hardly legible, once the dewarping feature is switched on? Happens to me with both automatic and marginal dewarping. EDIT: Back on 1...
by i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
07 Aug 2019, 03:59
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 18
Views: 108491

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

Thanks! I am already using Scantailor for cropping, but am looking for software that would get rid of excess white space around text, and fingers, to edit my scans with before I start working with Scantailor. I use Scan Tailor Advanced for this, i.e. in order manually select area, where STA looks a...
by i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
06 Aug 2019, 07:41
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 18
Views: 108491

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

Does anyone know of useful software for cropping scans that runs on Mac Os? I think this thread answers more or less to your question: https://forum.diybookscanner.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&p=21785&sid=0ab34fa7fd0f5ee70fc925d0d99c4f21#p21785 In short, I would recommend Scan Tailor Advanced. It is able...
by i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
05 Aug 2019, 11:57
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: How to convert a book to serchable pdf using open source software
Replies: 18
Views: 108491

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

First crop all images to include only the book page. My https://github.com/nod5/BookCrop is a quick but rough Windows tool for that but there are other methods out there. Also Scan Tailor Advanced offers this crop function - 'Page Box' at the 'Select Content' stage. Unfortunately this is not able t...
by i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
18 Aug 2018, 08:31
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 101
Views: 51080

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

I know your inquiries re: macOS are a few months old, now, but I wanted to note I was able to compile in macOS High Sierra on an 2013 Macbook Pro. While I did get some warnings during the build process, nothing failed outright. The latest version of the source (as of 2018-07-23 -- 1.0.16) did appea...
by i8dcI32QWRfiwVj
17 Aug 2018, 08:15
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor Advanced
Replies: 101
Views: 51080

Re: Scan Tailor Advanced

I know your inquiries re: macOS are a few months old, now, but I wanted to note I was able to compile in macOS High Sierra on an 2013 Macbook Pro. While I did get some warnings during the build process, nothing failed outright. The latest version of the source (as of 2018-07-23 -- 1.0.16) did appea...