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 strider1551
26 Dec 2011, 12:16
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Editing now disabled
Replies: 5
Views: 8713

Re: Editing now disabled

Nope. I just posted something in Software, and there is no edit button to be clicked.
by strider1551
26 Dec 2011, 12:07
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing djvubind for djvu file creation
Replies: 60
Views: 48916

Re: Introducing djvubind for djvu file creation

I've been experimenting with djvubind. There is a few issues I ran into sometimes. I am glad to help. If you wouldn't mind, file these on the tracker as two separate issues. The bug report form will prompt some more specific information that will help me to understand what the situation is, you can...
by strider1551
07 Dec 2011, 14:37
Forum: Software
Topic: pdfbeads - format of metadata file
Replies: 2
Views: 2209

Re: pdfbeads - format of metadata file

Ah, many thanks Misty. I would never have thought to look at the Russian docs... the code itself if I got frustrated enough, but not Russian.
by strider1551
06 Dec 2011, 22:02
Forum: Software
Topic: pdfbeads - format of metadata file
Replies: 2
Views: 2209

pdfbeads - format of metadata file

Does anyone know the format expected by pdfbeads for the file passed by --meta? While I'm asking, anyone know the format for --labels? I had that figured out at one point but can't find my reference anymore. EDIT: Never mind on the labels, found what I needed (http://rubydoc.info/gems/pdfbeads/1.0.3...
by strider1551
02 Dec 2011, 21:36
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: scanning to search
Replies: 4
Views: 5218

Re: scanning to search

Am I better off leaving the book as a single .pdf or is their any easy way to break the different letters into separate .pdfs during the post-scanning process? Given your application, I would keep them as separate PDF files (mind you, I'm thinking one PDF per letter, not per page). If they are all ...
by strider1551
09 Nov 2011, 22:29
Forum: Help with this site
Topic: Board Format
Replies: 2
Views: 7037

Re: Board Format

Is there any way to change this to a nested format so I can see who's replying to who? I don't have any dealings with administering the forum, but I would be really surprised if that's possible. This is a forum, not an email list. Each post is simple an addition to the thread; there is no way to re...
by strider1551
09 Nov 2011, 22:19
Forum: Chat
Topic: Book Scanning - What You Can and Cannot Do
Replies: 8
Views: 162382

Re: Book Scanning - What You Can and Cannot Do

I also would love to see research done on this by someone with legal training. It would also be an excellent thing to compile for the wiki. I think the reason we haven't discussed it much is because the community is very diverse and each country is going to have its own laws. The United States proba...
by strider1551
13 Aug 2011, 21:15
Forum: Software
Topic: Outline of software to use
Replies: 7
Views: 4141

Re: Outline of software to use

Are you interested in a particular platform (Linux, Mac, Windows) or a specific file format (Djvu, PDF, etc.)?

I did write up a walk through of how I do things on the wiki a while ago, but I'm a Linux and Djvu user which isn't the most common setup.
by strider1551
29 Jul 2011, 13:55
Forum: HELP
Topic: Need help with colored text and border
Replies: 2
Views: 4056

Re: Need help with colored text and border

Wow... that is a challenge. The brown color is so close to the black, and is slightly lighter on the left of the image than the right. You may not want to palletize the colors (reduce them to a limited number). Ordinarily, most people reduce their books to bitonal (black/white) for the greatly reduc...
by strider1551
24 Jul 2011, 11:12
Forum: LiveCD project
Topic: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development
Replies: 29
Views: 159064

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Has there been that much discussion of a LiveCD, apart from threads about Linux-specific software?

The few threads I know of: