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 snaguy
27 Jul 2011, 23:52
Forum: HELP
Topic: ST suggestions and feature requests go here.
Replies: 61
Views: 47619

Re: ST suggestions and feature requests go here.

Hello, To start off I would like to say I love your work Tulon and have a deep admiration for what you have achieved. Now for the feature request! Added control for manual select content. Like with the margin control options (left right top bottom) with the same apply to options as with fix orientat...
by snaguy
26 Jul 2011, 22:23
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning
Replies: 84
Views: 112205

Re: Minimum Camera for Book Scanning

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fvdk3d/set ... 151791739/

Instruction on how to order are in the above link.

Basically paypal payment to his email with details of order.
by snaguy
26 Jul 2011, 19:47
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: alternative to abbyy?
Replies: 13
Views: 15181

Re: alternative to abbyy?

Zooming will help minimise the need for post processing. Have you tried Book Scan Wizard and Scan Tailor? These are better suited to this type of book scanning than Abbyy. What was your Acrobat version? The download for the sample raw images has a password could you pm me please. You may be able to ...
by snaguy
26 Jul 2011, 19:10
Forum: Software
Topic: Using single camera- combining even/odd batches?
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

Re: Using single camera- combining even/odd batches?

Use a file renaming software to rename 1st sides 1,3,5 and second side 2,4,6.
Acrobat can do the rotate as well.

Or

Use Book scan wizard, separate side 1 and side 2 into separate folders.
by snaguy
25 Jul 2011, 03:06
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: alternative to abbyy?
Replies: 13
Views: 15181

Re: alternative to abbyy?

I think builderstudent2's problem is movement throughout the scanning process. Acrobats false crop may be an advantage here where you can use the image select tool to do manual adjustment where necessary. Also quite imposing plus plugin has a feature trim and shift where you can select page range to...
by snaguy
25 Jul 2011, 02:44
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Computer Power Supply to power cameras, trigger, and lights.
Replies: 3
Views: 4005

Computer Power Supply to power cameras, trigger, and lights.

Here is a link to instructions to modify a computer power supply. I am using Canon A480's and they use 5v for trigger, 3.3v for power, and I am using a 12v light. This mod will allow you to power your book scanner without batteries. For other camera's please check voltage requirements. http://web2.m...
by snaguy
25 Jul 2011, 00:08
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 158635

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

I am about to start an Ubuntu 10.10 32 and 64 bit live cd customised for post processing book scanning. Why ubuntu 10.10? Ubuntu is my favourite Linux distro, version 10.10 because it has the best compatibility with my macbookpro6.2. I don't see any benefits from ubuntu unity for book scanning. Thes...
by snaguy
25 Jul 2011, 00:08
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 158635

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

I am about to start an Ubuntu 10.10 32 and 64 bit live cd customised for post processing book scanning. Why ubuntu 10.10? Ubuntu is my favourite Linux distro, version 10.10 because it has the best compatibility with my macbookpro6.2. I don't see any benefits from ubuntu unity for book scanning. Thes...
by snaguy
23 Jul 2011, 06:35
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: alternative to abbyy?
Replies: 13
Views: 15181

Re: alternative to abbyy?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/ Briss is a cross-platform Java application which makes visual cropping of PDF pages much faster and easier. You just load a pdf file, draw one or more rectangles with a mouse to crop the regions you want from a page and then save them as another file. If you l...