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

BookScanWizard 2.0

Discussion about Steve DeVore's Book Scan Wizard, a power-user package to automate scan processing.
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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by bimbo111 » 26 Feb 2013, 14:56

If i try and 'whiteout' the black area another thing happens. The black area turns white yes, but now below the former black area another grey triangle appears?
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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by steve1066d » 26 Feb 2013, 15:02

I'm having another problem though. Look these attached photos. When i use normalize lighting i get black borders around the edges. It seems to me that when i apply normalize lighting it crops before it fixes perspective, even though it's the other way around in the script. What to do?
The script looks OK, so it must be a bug in the software. I'll take a look tonight.

I'm glad you are finding it useful. One thing I'd like to do is to have the preview operations work on a scaled down version of the page. If I can get that working complicated image filters would be a lot faster to work with interactively.
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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by bimbo111 » 26 Feb 2013, 15:26

I'm glad i didn't do something wrong :) One thing i like is the transparency in the software, where i really think BSW tops ST, e.g. what pages the chosen operation applies to. I haven't been using it for long, but i'm allready really convinced that it would mean the world, if you somehow figured that thing out about the previews. It's really annoying that you have to wait all the time, when you edit just a little bit. I can see that it is a difficult task to do, but it would really mean a lot.

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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by bimbo111 » 26 Feb 2013, 15:42

Aaaand here i am again. Now i would try and just apply the filtering and then do another project with the output files for perspective and crop, but when i try and click 'submit' i get this error. When i clicked submit when i had windows 7 it simply crashed.
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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by bimbo111 » 26 Feb 2013, 15:58

The webstart didn't work for me earlier, but starts now. It tells me on startup that it can't find the function 'SaveImages' and says the same if i try and click submit.

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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by steve1066d » 26 Feb 2013, 20:36

For the last problem:

Replace

Code: Select all

SaveImages = JPEG NONE
with

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SaveImages = JPEG
you can also do something this to explicitly specify the jpeg quality:

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SaveImage = JPEG .9
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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by steve1066d » 27 Feb 2013, 01:55

I think I've fixed the problem with NormalizeLighting. I've updated the webstart and manual version to 2.0 beta3.

One change you'll need to do with your configuration is move the NormalizeLighting to the filters section so it appears after the crop. (What is supposed to happen is both the original image and the blank image should be cropped and then merged).

NormalizeLighting is definitely the most complicated part of the whole program.

If you still have problems let me know.. I didn't really have time to do as much testing as I would have liked this evening.
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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by bimbo111 » 27 Feb 2013, 18:07

Will test tomorrow. So cool that you just updated like that. Appreciated!

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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by Slex » 16 Mar 2013, 09:23

I get the following message:

Error occurred during initialization of VM
Too small initial heap

Trying to run it under Ubuntu 12.04
Java 7 is installed.

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Re: BookScanWizard 2.0

Post by steve1066d » 17 Mar 2013, 17:36

Are you using the webstart version or starting it manually?

If starting manually, how are you starting it?
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