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 victoriaaustralia
24 Jan 2013, 21:26
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: PDFBeads 1.0.9 for Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 6760

Re: PDFBeads 1.0.9 for Windows

Thank for you work on this Misty. I downloaded and followed instruction as best as possible. My skill level is low with computers with nil programming experience. I downloaded and set up imagemagic, Jpgbic2 and your program as per your post. On opening your program I get a command window that does n...
by victoriaaustralia
28 Oct 2012, 16:08
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Newbie and bookscanning software
Replies: 7
Views: 5519

Re: Newbie and bookscanning software

I used Homer yesterday. The input was 812mB of book with text and a mixture of colour and BW plates. Output was a 38mB OCR'd file.
by victoriaaustralia
28 Oct 2012, 16:01
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Newbie and bookscanning software
Replies: 7
Views: 5519

Re: Newbie and bookscanning software

Victoriaaustralia, do you have time in your life to do a "short introduction to Homer " to really help everyone understand how great it is? Maybe just some screenshots showing how it works? Done! Did it back in March this year: http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2478&p=13588#p...
by victoriaaustralia
27 Oct 2012, 16:48
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Newbie and bookscanning software
Replies: 7
Views: 5519

Re: Newbie and bookscanning software

Now I do not know about OsX as I am using a windows machine but I can't speak highly enough of Scantailor and the Homer software program. I can't understand why more people on this forum aren't raving about Homer - it is so simple and just works every time. Homer can take raw pictures from the camer...
by victoriaaustralia
19 Apr 2012, 16:20
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: best software to use for my setup
Replies: 4
Views: 5428

Re: best software to use for my setup

I also use Windows and output in pdf. I don't do any coding or know about command lines or python environments, something the much smarter people on this forum get very good results with using things like Bindery and BookFu etc. However you can get good results. My workflow currently: Photograph, sa...
by victoriaaustralia
02 Apr 2012, 19:30
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Homer software package
Replies: 9
Views: 23919

Re: Homer software package

Then probably something that I or my computer completed incorrectly.

Could some one else test it and report?
by victoriaaustralia
02 Apr 2012, 16:35
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Homer software package
Replies: 9
Views: 23919

Re: Homer software package

One work around for the OCR not working in Homer that I have used is to take the pdf file and run it through pdfViewer which does a very good job for freeware of creating a searchable OCR'd text layer in the pdf. For a 39 page booklet, the initial non-OCR Homer output file was 1.21MB and the OCR'd f...
by victoriaaustralia
28 Mar 2012, 20:09
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Homer software package
Replies: 9
Views: 23919

Re: Homer software package

I don't think the numbering convention or the rotation restriction is a problem, only that you need to be aware of it. Would re-installing Scantailor help with the OCR component? Wouldn't this bug be happening more in the PDFbeads component of Homer? Even if I can't get OCR to work this still progra...
by victoriaaustralia
28 Mar 2012, 16:25
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Homer software package
Replies: 9
Views: 23919

Re: Homer software package

Homer mini-review. This is for a Windows Vista system. Download the program from Jacobs link above. The extractable will download a version of scantailor and the Homer program which contains the tesseract OCR program and pdfbeads. (I had previously struggled to get these to work but given up due to ...
by victoriaaustralia
22 Mar 2012, 15:43
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Homer software package
Replies: 9
Views: 23919

Re: Homer software package

Thank you Jacob, this worked terrfically for me. The package downloaded and installed flawlessly and then opened and processed some book scans I had previously processed with scantailor seperately. These Tiffs were trimmed and rotated, the initial image file was 170mb across 126 tiff files. The prod...