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

How does the "thicker/thinner" setting affect book scans?

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How does the "thicker/thinner" setting affect book scans?

Post by diybookscanguy » 31 Jul 2011, 15:30

What does it do? How does it affect the look of text?

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Re: How does the "thicker/thinner" setting affect book scans

Post by Tulon » 31 Jul 2011, 15:34

It adjusts the auto-detected binarization threshold. The effect is making B/W content thicker or thinner.
Scan Tailor experimental doesn't output 96 DPI images. It's just what your software shows when DPI information is missing. Usually what you get is input DPI times the resolution enhancement factor.

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Re: How does the "thicker/thinner" setting affect book scans

Post by diybookscanguy » 31 Jul 2011, 17:28

If i have text-only book scans, how does this affect the look of the text? Will it make the text look more substantial or something?

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Re: How does the "thicker/thinner" setting affect book scans

Post by Tulon » 31 Jul 2011, 17:38

It will make everything thicker then. Try it and you will see.
Scan Tailor experimental doesn't output 96 DPI images. It's just what your software shows when DPI information is missing. Usually what you get is input DPI times the resolution enhancement factor.

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