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 clemd973
30 Mar 2011, 17:18
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines
Replies: 19
Views: 12453

Re: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines

clemd973: I would be interested to hear, if you can actually search through the text across the fonts. You mention that changing the fonts to Times New Romans results in misspellings; this suggests to me that you would not be able to search a word in one of those newly created fonts, since they do ...
by clemd973
30 Mar 2011, 17:14
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines
Replies: 19
Views: 12453

Re: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines

I kind of doubt that the quality input to Scan Tailor is the explanation in this case, because I managed to shoot the book without the proper white balance setting on one of the cameras. Well, your image straight from the camera looks much sharper than mine usually come out. I'm still tinkering wit...
by clemd973
30 Mar 2011, 09:24
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines
Replies: 19
Views: 12453

Re: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines

I did check the number of fonts; my 400-page book used 89 custom fonts, so I guess I'm getting better results than you are in that regard. I don't think these take up too much room individually, but I don't really know for sure. I saw an option under Acrobat's Document menu to "Reduce File Size", a...
by clemd973
29 Mar 2011, 22:41
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines
Replies: 19
Views: 12453

Re: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines

Yep, don't know if this is the correct thread to continue this discussion...any suggestions, or should we start another?
by clemd973
29 Mar 2011, 22:40
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines
Replies: 19
Views: 12453

Re: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines

I'm happy to share, but it sounds like what you're doing and what I'm doing are like apples and oranges. I've never seen Clearscan inflate my filesize, but I'm not starting with filesizes anything close to what you're seeing. By inflating the file size, I suppose I'm referring to what the file size...
by clemd973
28 Mar 2011, 22:45
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines
Replies: 19
Views: 12453

Re: web based access to one of Google's OCR engines

If you're using the "Clearscan" option (a new feature in Acrobat 9), my experience has been that files sizes after OCR are often 1/10th of what they were before. "Clearscan" vectorizes the image, and creates custom fonts, which accounts for the space savings over raster. So far, I haven't encounter...
by clemd973
25 Mar 2011, 20:51
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19510

Re: Acrobat Tips

DamnedOwl wrote:What was the pdf file size of those 1200 pages once you'd imported them using this method?
Sadly, 95MB.
by clemd973
25 Mar 2011, 12:13
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19510

Re: Acrobat Tips

So what's the ultimate solution here - if they won't bugfix - a script to submit a few hundred pages at a time? Other than living with it, I'm sure an Acrobat "Action" can be compiled to process incrementally. I plan to pursue that as well. Following this I've found a way to work around the error. ...
by clemd973
18 Mar 2011, 14:41
Forum: Software
Topic: Acrobat Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 19510

Re: Acrobat Tips

Rob, thanks for the analysis. While Clear Scan inflates the file size, I'm happy with the results, and the fine tuning of the font appearance, in my opinion, adds a lot to the finished product. I'm wondering out loud, until I can research it, if there might be a way to "Print to File" that will simp...
by clemd973
17 Mar 2011, 22:35
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Clemd's DIY build in photos
Replies: 48
Views: 65638

Re: Clemd's DIY build in photos

Clemd - can you tell me where to find glare-free acrylic? I can't seem to find any, and I'm having a problem with glare. I moved my lights up higher and that seems to help, but I still would like to find glare-free acrylic sheets. Thanks! Rhea, I purchased the acrylic from Estreetplastics.com . The...