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Windows vs Linux workflow

Posted: 06 Jan 2014, 07:13
by kubick
Hi guys,
I would like to ask you for your opinion. I was trying to figure out the fastest reliable workflow, as I would like to scan many books. There seems to be a lot of software you are developing both on Windows and Linux, so I´m little overwhelmed :oops: . I would like to use Canon A810, as I´ve seen it as reccomended and good priced for scanner kit. I would like to scan it and convert to pdf with OCR. I know that this is probably a question for a long discussion, basically I would like to know if it is worth for Windows user to convert to Linux in order to make process more efficient.

Thanks a lot

Re: Windows vs Linux workflow

Posted: 06 Jan 2014, 07:20
by spamsickle
I think Linux skills are a good thing to have, but you will probably have more OCR options under Windows. Scan Tailor also runs under Windows. I tend not to do any post-processing these days, so others probably have more informed opinions, but I'd say it should not be necessary to convert to Linux to efficiently process your scans.

Re: Windows vs Linux workflow

Posted: 06 Jan 2014, 09:14
by dingodog
to create searchable pdf under Linux from scans putted into a multipage pdf file, I found that the free version of

X-change pdf viewer
- http://www.tracker-software.com/product ... nge-viewer

with its free ocr modules
- http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr

works very well with wine in Linux! I scanned A book at 600 dpi and ocr returned to me a text file perfect at 99% that I used to make an audio book by reading this text with a text to speech app

Re: Windows vs Linux workflow

Posted: 06 Jan 2014, 11:21
by kubick
And what about remote software triggering and direct picture transfering, is it available also for Windows, please? I couldn´t find it on the forum. Thanks

Re: Windows vs Linux workflow

Posted: 07 Jan 2014, 18:04
by daniel_reetz
dingodog wrote:to create searchable pdf under Linux from scans putted into a multipage pdf file, I found that the free version of

X-change pdf viewer
- http://www.tracker-software.com/product ... nge-viewer

with its free ocr modules
- http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr

works very well with wine in Linux! I scanned A book at 600 dpi and ocr returned to me a text file perfect at 99% that I used to make an audio book by reading this text with a text to speech app
Dingodog, I just love your posts and your constant pointers to good, Free software. Thank you for always giving a good alternative! You are a great resource.

Re: Windows vs Linux workflow

Posted: 07 Jan 2014, 19:49
by victoriaaustralia
My windows based work-flow is linked below, works very well for myself using two canon cameras.