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 zbgns
24 Aug 2017, 20:19
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 6819

Re: Plustek 3800

I don't bother scanning any book I can get some other way. It just isn't worth the effort. Most of the books I want I can get one way or another, but some just aren't available for one reason or another. So those I scan. The same like me. However, I admit that there were books available only in pap...
by zbgns
24 Aug 2017, 07:22
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 6819

Re: Plustek 3800

If you do not mind me joining the discussion on making epubs from scans, I would be happy to share my some observations on this. I like to have more control over each stage of the process so now I prefer more “manual” approach. It takes more time and effort to finalize with the epub file, but gives ...
by zbgns
05 Jul 2017, 05:11
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: DRAFT MUG's GUIDE: Converting old books to PDF
Replies: 6
Views: 14164

Re: DRAFT MUG's GUIDE: Converting old books to PDF

It is worth mentioning that Tesseract can produce pdfs with text layer on its own. It deals with multipage tiffs. So after creating multipage tiff, you may generate pdf with both image and text layer by using command like this: Tesseract -l eng input.tif output pdf gImageReader is the best Tesseract...
by zbgns
06 Apr 2017, 04:16
Forum: Scan Tailor
Topic: OSX MacOS. Sierra Scantailor
Replies: 11
Views: 15766

Re: OSX MacOS. Sierra Scantailor

Hi jaffamuffin, There is a wiki on building Scan Tailor from source (Linux and Mac OS X) under this link: https://github.com/scantailor/scantailor/wiki/Building-from-Source-Code-on-Linux-and-Mac-OS-X I have experiences with building ST (Experimental Branch) on Linux only, but I suppose it should not...