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

Digitizing Newspapers

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Digitizing Newspapers

Post by cuba » 02 Apr 2016, 21:48


Is there anybody here who has been successful with digitizing newspapers? (or oversized books)

Can you provide info on what your methods are?

I don't want to buy an expensive DSLR.

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Re: Digitizing Newspapers

Post by BruceG » 03 Apr 2016, 04:46

If you do a search - Newspapers
Will bring bring up a number of discussions about different aspects about newspapers.
A - oversized - search by bring up others.

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Re: Digitizing Newspapers

Post by duerig » 05 Apr 2016, 13:07

Newspapers are a really tricky realm. You want high DPI because the print is so small and relatively low contrast. But they are so big that you can't get high DPI except by zooming in on a piece.

One option that I think deserves more exploration is to use a cheap camera to take multiple photos of the newspaper. Then use software to stitch all the photographs together.


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