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 Scanallthebooks
10 Dec 2016, 17:38
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

Wow, I thought the version I attached had great quality. :lol: Alright I've attached the original huge version: scan.zip Come on, you cannot say these are small images, the dimensions are absolutely HUGE. :lol: (for some reason if I attach the png image directly the "Place inline" button doesn't app...
by Scanallthebooks
10 Dec 2016, 17:03
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

Yup, that did it. This is 3,2MB so apparently there is an upload limit somewhere around the 4MB mark. ;)
scanreducedmore.png
by Scanallthebooks
10 Dec 2016, 14:45
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

Well, 'improve' is subjective, and related to your original image as I haven't actually seen your later version yet... Oh I just wanted to look at the threads you mentioned. The first pic that you copied contained my greyscale scans. All the rest are bw. I've checked and the button appears after sh...
by Scanallthebooks
10 Dec 2016, 10:32
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

Your choice, other options are to preserve the coloured background of the original page, or to try for a clean white backgound if it can be achieved; a frequent forum request is actually for advice on how to 'improve' images such as your grayscale image... ;) Improve? How so? Got any links? :D The ...
by Scanallthebooks
10 Dec 2016, 08:00
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

I was really trying to ask if you wanted the coloured background of the page to be white in the final image? As of now I want it to be grey, not white. But maybe in the future I'll do some white backgrounds with black text. Also, I'm not very familiar with Dropbox and haven't managed to download th...
by Scanallthebooks
09 Dec 2016, 14:26
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

Thanks for your replies cday. My question was just about what you wanted your final output page to look like? Greyscale at the moment. ;) Those options to adjust brightness and contrast, and any similar options if there should be any, are what I meant: if you do want a white page, it might with care...
by Scanallthebooks
09 Dec 2016, 10:14
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

That page is on coloured paper and you just want good quality text on a white background? I'm sorry if I'm a bit confusing, initially I was undecided on whether I wanted to do greyscale or bw, but I'm coming around to greyscale because I think it looks better. Unfortunately there is no standardizat...
by Scanallthebooks
09 Dec 2016, 08:15
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: What is the best ADF scanner?
Replies: 5
Views: 5729

Re: What is the best ADF scanner?

Although the more expensive CCD sensors would generally be considered to produce higher quality output, for your use case of scanning black and white pages using an ADF you might not notice any real difference. CIS sensors require the material being scanned to be in very close contact with the sens...
by Scanallthebooks
08 Dec 2016, 18:31
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?
Replies: 21
Views: 6724

Re: ix500 workflow. Scan directly to grayscale/bw or do it in photoshop postprocessing?

Thanks for all the answers guys. I would suspect that it would probably be best to scan in grayscale, after experimenting to find the optimum scanner settings, and then optionally further enhance the images in Photoshop as necessary. I'm reasoning that lower quality initial scans may contain less in...