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 dingodog
14 Oct 2010, 08:32
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: HELP - Scan Tailor Project --> .pdf
Replies: 33
Views: 28252

Re: HELP - Scan Tailor Project --> .pdf

Since you say you have Windows XP installed, here's what I'm doing. mogrify -format pdf *.tif I use *sam2p* - http://pts.szit.bme.hu/sam2p/ with this script: #!/bin/bash directory=`pwd` for file in $directory/*.tiff do filename=${file%.tiff} sam2p $filename.tiff $filename.pdf done then I also use p...
by dingodog
15 Sep 2010, 10:59
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Scanner based on Bkrpr, Victoria Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 5930

Re: Scanner based on Bkrpr, Victoria Australia

SEaustralia wrote:+Determine DPI with GIMP using six lines of text method as per Vimeo Tutorial
Since I'm not native English speaker, can you explain by words this DPI detecting method? I seen the movie, but not fully comprised Tulon's method

thanks in advance
by dingodog
16 Aug 2010, 12:55
Forum: Programs, Software releases, and more.
Topic: Introducing djvubind for djvu file creation
Replies: 60
Views: 53681

Re: Introducing djvubind for djvu file creation

on my system (Puppy Linux)

I use

- Scantailor in order to clean and split scanned pages
- Jbig2enc to reduce furtherly the size of scanned images and then pdf.py (with python) to join together all images encoded with jbig2

it's very simple
by dingodog
15 Aug 2010, 06:13
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: Understand DPI, it affects many things in Scan Tailor
Replies: 21
Views: 12059

Re: Understand DPI, it affects many things in Scan Tailor

Dear Tulon

several times I get already scanned images (by other) I want clean with Scantailor

and several times these images have dpi settled to 0 (that is not the real dpi)

How can I find he real dpi?
by dingodog
13 Aug 2010, 10:50
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Simple "looking" one camera book scanner
Replies: 84
Views: 53380

Re: Simple "looking" one camera book scanner

how much costs this bookscanner?

I've been unable to find prices on site

I would love to have...
by dingodog
03 Aug 2010, 16:49
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: the book liberator project
Replies: 5
Views: 4168

the book liberator project

I don't know if anyone has already posted, anyway, I read today of this project whose goal is sell a very low cost bookscanner

http://bkrpr.org/doku.php

from youtube video in page, it seems their system can really damage books and a remote switch for cameras is not present
by dingodog
23 Jul 2010, 17:33
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: DIY scanner and Scan Tailor processed books on Google Books
Replies: 16
Views: 62444

Re: DIY scanner and Scan Tailor processed books on Google Bo

Python is used in order to join all symbols generated by jbig2 encoding, in one pdf anyway, I can suggest, to people wanting use this jbig2 and pdf.py script to use: *Puppy Linux* (it is able to run entirely in RAM without install as LIVE CD) - http://dokupuppylinux.co.cc/ - add the jbig2enc encoder...
by dingodog
22 Jul 2010, 20:15
Forum: Show and Tell / Book Projects
Topic: DIY scanner and Scan Tailor processed books on Google Books
Replies: 16
Views: 62444

Re: DIY scanner and Scan Tailor processed books on Google Bo

- Encode text to PDF (currently using Group4 - I'm not sure if there's an open-source solution for JBIG2 encoding) Dear Misty Oh, an opensource solution for jbig2 encoding exist! it's a project named *jbig2enc* - http://github.com/agl/jbig2enc a prebuilt binary version is available here: (for Windo...