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 recaptcha
15 Jun 2020, 14:49
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: ABBYY for compression?
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

ABBYY for compression?

I heard that ABBYY Fine Reader does a better job at compression than Acrobat. I’ve been using Acrobat for OCR and making compressed PDFs and have not been satisfied with the results. Q 1: I was wondering if I could use ABBYY to re-compress my existing PDFs, or if I would have to use ABBYY to create ...
by recaptcha
31 Jan 2020, 11:20
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 5704

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Hi John. Thanks for posting.

Just curious, what kind of cutter is that? And how much did it cost? I think I might need something like that.
by recaptcha
11 Oct 2019, 02:20
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Fujitsu ix500 vs fi-7160 - CIS vs CCD sensor comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 11741

Re: Fujitsu ix500 vs fi-7160 - CIS vs CCD sensor comparison

This is fascinating.

There seems to be little if any difference between the CIS and CCD sensor. In fact, in many of your samples, the CIS sensor looks better. There seems to be slightly more contrast in the text. The color photo shows more natural, less red saturation for the CIS sensor.

Thanks!
by recaptcha
08 Jul 2019, 22:08
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Please recommend paper cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Please recommend paper cutter

Thanks, I looked into getting books cut at Staples. They wanted $4.00 per book. I quickly gave up that idea, as I have about 250 books.
by recaptcha
08 Jul 2019, 04:51
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Please recommend paper cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Please recommend paper cutter

Thanks. There are all kinds of junk products out there that people buy. How can business sell any if they are so bad? Easy, no affordable quality alternatives, people get used to low quality products, and products are just cheap enough to take a chance on. That's interesting about the scissors. I ha...
by recaptcha
05 Jul 2019, 15:49
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Please recommend paper cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Please recommend paper cutter

I've been doing a lot of online research looking for heavy duty paper cutters (those that cut 400+ pages at a time). There are quite a few different models out there. The same issues come up in almost every review however: - does not cut straight up and down - does not align paper properly - does no...
by recaptcha
12 Jun 2018, 00:42
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Shadow removal?
Replies: 0
Views: 4312

Shadow removal?

Does Scan Tailor have a feature to remove dark shadows from curved book spines?
by recaptcha
04 Jun 2018, 04:51
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Freelancer to scan books
Replies: 4
Views: 5695

Re: Wanted: Freelancer to scan books

I don't understand. You live in Hungary, but you want someone specifically in California to scan library books for you?
by recaptcha
22 May 2018, 16:28
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 8967

Re: Newbie questions about cameras

Thanks. My output will be PDFs. I will be using Scan Tailor and/or BookScan Wizard. I'd prefer a two-page scanner, and have my own design in mind.

I'm just looking for cameras right now, and trying to understand what I need, what my options are, and what's available.
by recaptcha
22 May 2018, 00:58
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Newbie questions about cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 8967

Re: Newbie questions about cameras

Thanks. I have about 600 books to scan, approximately 350 pages each on average. They are mostly academic books, and almost all are tightly bound paperback. Some are larger hardbound books. That's why I thought a shutterless camera might be more cost effective in the long run, especially if I have t...