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 steve1066d
04 Jan 2011, 13:37
Forum: Software
Topic: Unpaper - extrat text and images from scanned pages
Replies: 5
Views: 7503

Re: Unpaper - extrat text and images from scanned pages

If you are looking for unpaper compiled on windows, grab this software:

http://pdfread.sourceforge.net/

It includes unpaper.exe
by steve1066d
03 Jan 2011, 01:39
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: I hate the Java Advanced Imaging API
Replies: 9
Views: 8059

Re: I hate the Java Advanced Imaging API

Yep, the JAI is proof that you shouldn't code by committee.

Though its so promising.. when it works, its great (once you get past the weird syntax).

But yeah, when it doesn't work, you've got no clue why.
by steve1066d
10 Dec 2010, 18:47
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)
Replies: 13
Views: 7255

Re: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)

I'm not sure how helpful RAW images are in the context of book scanning. They are most helpful when fixing problems after the picture is taken For example, RAW images are very helpful when fixing the color balance or exposure of an image. It can also be used if you want to improve the edges or decre...
by steve1066d
07 Dec 2010, 01:59
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)
Replies: 13
Views: 7255

Re: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)

Thanks for the info.. I had searched here for eye-fi but I guess the board software doesn't like searching for a word with a hyphen in it.

I think I'll get a couple of these and try them out.

Steve
by steve1066d
06 Dec 2010, 19:21
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)
Replies: 13
Views: 7255

Eye-Fi (WiFi SD cards)

Has anyone experimented with Eye-Fi wireless SD cards? http://www.eye.fi/ It seems like they could be quite useful for book scanning, especially when using SDM. It would allow the images from the cameras to automatically be copied to a computer instead of taking the SD cards out and transferring it ...
by steve1066d
04 Dec 2010, 13:41
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning
Replies: 11
Views: 58454

Re: Glossary: DIY Book Scanners and Scanning

Here's my stab at a list: AWB : Automatic White balance. CHDK : A replacement firmware for many Canon cameras that allow more configuration, as well as an external shutter release for those cameras that don't have it. http://chdk.wikia.com dewarp : The process of taking images of pages of a book and...