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
08 Apr 2010, 08:43
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor
Replies: 357
Views: 205887

Re: Scan Tailor

I appreciate your providing these numbers. If anyone else would like to chime in with their results, I'd appreciate that too. Statistics from my last book (545 pages) original jpg's: 1.4GB (estimated 300dpi) scantailor tiff's: 58.2MB (B&W, 300dpi) DJVU file (without ocr): 11.1MB DJVU file (with ocr...
by strider1551
27 Mar 2010, 08:20
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: Adding positionally aware ocr to a djvu scan
Replies: 24
Views: 23617

Re: Adding positionally aware ocr to a djvu scan

Takes scan tailor tiff files as input and outputs an OCR'ed djvu file. All with only one manual step. Looks like your one step ahead of me. I reworked everything into a python script (attached for what it's worth), but it still relies on something else creating the djvu file - it just adds ocr from...
by strider1551
16 Mar 2010, 13:25
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scan Tailor
Replies: 357
Views: 205887

Re: Scan Tailor

Is there a tar ball somewhere, or a version control tree I can pull releases from? I know the project has hosting at sourceforge (official?). As long as you have git installed you can pull from the repository there: git clone git://scantailor.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/scantailor/scantailor Also, ...
by strider1551
14 Mar 2010, 16:37
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Scantailor deskew is supposed to do what?
Replies: 2
Views: 3026

Re: Scantailor deskew is supposed to do what?

Scantailor's deskew only corrects for rotation, not for keystoning. There has been some work done for dewarping (see rob's post ) which has not yet seen a release, although you can grab the code from the sourceforge repository and build it yourself. sdati has been tinkering with a keystoning algorit...
by strider1551
05 Mar 2010, 15:25
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: Adding positionally aware ocr to a djvu scan
Replies: 24
Views: 23617

Adding positionally aware ocr to a djvu scan

This started innocently enough when I was looking for a way to add ocr text to a djvu file from a linux command line. Thanks to a random blog page , I found working code that could take the boxing information from tesseract and put it into a format that the djvu commands would understand. I offer he...
by strider1551
04 Mar 2010, 12:58
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 393108

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Greeting all. My name is Adam, and I'm a seminary student studying to be a Catholic priest (5.5 years down, 3.5 to go). My hope is to keep digital copies of some of the more significant books I read in my courses - giving me quick access to my entire library and being able to do text searches of it ...