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 BruceG
03 Apr 2016, 04:46
Forum: R&D and New Technologies
Topic: Digitizing Newspapers
Replies: 2
Views: 2811

Re: Digitizing Newspapers

If you do a search - Newspapers
Will bring bring up a number of discussions about different aspects about newspapers.
A - oversized - search by bring up others.
by BruceG
02 Apr 2016, 18:32
Forum: HELP
Topic: new here, thinking about a book scanner
Replies: 77
Views: 30460

Re: new here, thinking about a book scanner

I recently built a new computer. I went for more cores with a Intel 5820k (6cores). Usually with a new processor you also need new mother board & ram etc. For a graphic card I went for a 750Ti which was faster than my old one but not a new fast one. I do not think the speed of the graphic card matte...
by BruceG
19 Feb 2016, 00:48
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: Newspaper scans.
Replies: 1
Views: 2623

Re: Newspaper scans.

Very good. I found that bound magazines also was difficult to get the centre join flat. You may be interested looking at Trove (google it). Newspapers across Australia for 100+ years are available (well not all). One feature is the crowd editing. OCR is difficult on the old papers. Any one can regis...
by BruceG
24 Nov 2015, 17:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: A new scanner design using plastic tubing
Replies: 224
Views: 133170

Re: A new scanner design using plastic tubing

David
New details would be good. I have put off making a scanner for too long. Its time for action.
thanks
by BruceG
20 Nov 2015, 02:26
Forum: HELP
Topic: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?
Replies: 6
Views: 12136

Re: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?

yasw was used to crop the page etc. Then OCR (I use OmniPage). Then Infix( a pdf editor ) for text, it can also remove the hue, one page at a time. The hue in/over pictures could not be removed this way. There is a how to in Tutorials to do this with Photoshop. I only have Photoshop Elements so have...
by BruceG
19 Nov 2015, 06:32
Forum: HELP
Topic: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?
Replies: 6
Views: 12136

Re: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?

Both "looks like a photo of the page " and "a pure white background" are possible. I do the the pure white background method as I started doing it that way and the file size is smaller. File size was important as the project i was working on was 100 years of a Magazine and needed to be searchable al...
by BruceG
22 Oct 2015, 04:03
Forum: HELP
Topic: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?
Replies: 6
Views: 12136

Re: How to create searchable PDF out of scanned files?

Hi I use OmniPage. Most books use only one set of fonts. Some books tell you what that is. I expect that in Abbyy you can also just select that one font and as long all the characters you want are in the set you have. If there are more than one font you should be able to also select more than one in...
by BruceG
28 Sep 2015, 03:12
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: recognition of common misspellings after OCR
Replies: 2
Views: 6116

Re: recognition of common misspellings after OCR

I use OmniPage, I would say OmniPage does not use language to change words but uses language to suggest words when the current one is not found in its dictionary. The errors y/v m/n f/l and missing space would be common. Searching on v would help fix those. n for m would be more difficult as n is mo...
by BruceG
06 Sep 2015, 02:37
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: Converting Color/Grayscale Text Scans to Black & White
Replies: 34
Views: 33845

Re: Converting Color/Grayscale Text Scans to Black & White

russca Thanks for the tutorial. I managed to to get Photoshop Elements 8 to do the same thing except automatic batch mode. I have a number of books from Internet Archive which often come yellow tint/hue page. I can remove the yellow on text pages (with InFix, a pdf editor) but it has been a problem ...
by BruceG
20 Jun 2015, 18:38
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Speed of full cycle from taking one image to taking the next
Replies: 8
Views: 4646

Re: Speed of full cycle from taking one image to taking the

David
If you have digiCamControl or you could down load it. It will allow you to set time intervals by the second. 4s on our D3100 seems ok. If you have different sd cards or able to borrow some you could do some testing.