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

Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.3

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Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.3

Post by mellow-yellow » 25 Mar 2012, 06:46

New features:

1. Import also rotates images properly for scantailor
2. After Scantailor completes, it opens for you to adjust output
3. After you close Scantailor, ABBYY Finereader opens and creates PDF
4. Show a Before and After thumbnail in progress bar

New problems:
1. Features #1 and #4 use PIL, an additional module added to this release.
2. PIL is supposedly (see their website) not yet functional on Python 2.7 for Mac and Linux, though it works for Windows. Mileage may vary.

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Re: Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.3

Post by Anonymous2 » 26 Mar 2012, 22:48

PIL works perfectly for me on Python 2.7 on Linux with the latest libpng and libjpeg libraries. I've used it for a ton of projects and it has never let me down.

If you want a replacement for PIL, try out ImageMagick. It isn't a Python module, but it is a universal CLI image manipulation program that can do almost anything. Image rotation, format conversion, drop shadows, Fourier transforms, arbitrary matrix transforms.

I've bundled it as a portable executable for Bindery here along with a ton of other CLI utilities, so you can incorporate it into your Django project via a subprocess.Popen() call pretty easily.

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Re: Updated: DIY E-book Creator 0.0.3

Post by mellow-yellow » 27 Mar 2012, 02:53

Thanks Anonymous2!

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