But, that is the wonder of this project, any component (hardware or software) is free to be re-engineered for every user, so if you find a workflow that works better for you than ScanTailor, then I'm sure you will use it. And, in the spirit of this forum, please share the specific details in case others find it more useful for them as well.
Well right now here is my "work-flow"
(1) I scan the book, my book scanner gets about 14 pages per minute.
(2) I start my Virtual Machine, to run Windows, takes about 30 seconds.
(3) I copy the images from each SDHC card to their own directory,
to the root of my C: drive in Windows like:
and inside of "C:\Book" I have MAKEBOOK.BAT
(4) I use JPEGCrops to crop each directory, working with one directory at a time, I open all the images
from the directory I am working on, and then adjust the first image, then select "Edit" and " Synchronize Crops"
then click on "Crop all Images", takes about 50 seconds per 100 images
HINT: JPEGCrops has advanced options, the "Destination Folder = Source Folder" helps a lot.
(5) I Use MAKEBOOK.BAT for rename, merge and rotate, takes about 1 minute 30 seconds per 100 images.
And you are done, as long as your OK with images only and no other corrections
(6) I use IrfanView, and click on "File" and select "Batch Conversion/Rename" and under "Batch Conversion settings"
I click "Advanced Options" and then "Change Color Depth" set to "2 Colors" for stuff like "Manga" and "Plain Text"
or just "Convert to grayscale" for books with drawings / diagrams that use fine lines, lastly I always select
"Auto Adjust Colors" no matter whether I have chosen "2 Colors" or "Convert to grayscale" as it helps brighten
-- I only use step 6 to make the pages "look" more clean and white, but it may make a few images look bad
so use with care
Hint: with IrfanView and black & white pages with thick black lines and / or text only, use "2 Colors"
and with black & white pages containing images with thin faint lines and diagrams use "Convert to grayscale"
-- if you use "2 Colors" on thin faint lines and diagrams some of the images and lines will disappear
BTW Here is a list of software installed under Windows:
and you can find MAKEBOOK.BAT in this post over here
http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/vie ... w&start=10