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

split imeages

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XshulderX
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split imeages

Post by XshulderX » 05 Aug 2012, 13:45

Hi I'm about to build my first bookscanner. I will try to build something like the booksaver: http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=da&sa=X ... ,s:0,i:108

now my question is, when I've build it what software can I use to split the imeages into 2 pages?

Tan
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Re: split imeages

Post by Tan » 13 Sep 2012, 09:21

hello XshulderX, I don't think you need to build one, because there is a similar product available in China currently. It is about 150 US dollars. But the cameras are only 5MP, I don't think it's enough to use for OCR. Anyway, I hope you can build yours.
Here is the link to the similar product for Book saver.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a23 ... 8942944844

DanskeFyr
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Re: split imeages

Post by DanskeFyr » 14 Sep 2012, 00:53

OCR?

DrCheap
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Re: split imeages

Post by DrCheap » 14 Sep 2012, 21:35

ScanTailor is the answer.

Not very many designs do 2 pages in 1 image, but if you look through the build threads for these, you will find some good advice on the issues they face.

That $150 off the shelf unit is probably garbage. I very much recommend against it.

Tan
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Re: split imeages

Post by Tan » 15 Sep 2012, 10:21

yeah, that product is garbage, I just get a sample image from the seller, the quality is really suck. The images look like come from 2MP web camera.

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Re: split imeages

Post by daniel_reetz » 15 Sep 2012, 12:50

It's very useful to post sample images from the device, can you please do that for us when you have time, Tan?

Tan
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Re: split imeages

Post by Tan » 25 Sep 2012, 10:14

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pav
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Re: split imeages

Post by pav » 26 Sep 2012, 09:53

The image quality does not scare me, however... Do I see correctly that the scanner offered at taobao does not have a platen? Does that mean that it could only scan thin magazines or do they have a solution to focusing?
Thanks for posting that!

Tan
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Re: split imeages

Post by Tan » 27 Sep 2012, 02:06

Yes, they have platen, the seller didn't use the platen because of he/she didn't know how to use this kind of scanner, but the video on the website show the correct way.

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