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

Total Newbie - Need Help on where to start with book scannin

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GaryJH
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Total Newbie - Need Help on where to start with book scannin

Post by GaryJH » 03 Nov 2012, 00:15

I am all new to this. I have a desktop scanner (Snapscan) and I want to use that for the time being. I want to scan some of my documents/ books / written research notes for my postgraduate research. I would like to know what DPI do I set the scanner at and if I use JPG or TIFF. The texts will be showing some ancient greek fonts in them. So 300 or 600 DPI? And again I dont want the final PDF to be enormously huge. I will be using Scantailor to convert the images to the final PDF and I have watched the youtube video on Scantailor a few times so I should be okay with that... well lets hope so...

and also I was hoping that someone has a prepared "How-to" guide for all this so I know what I am doing properly... Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Total Newbie - Need Help on where to start with book sca

Post by daniel_reetz » 04 Nov 2012, 19:05

This is by one of our members and it may be the ultimate resource on the topic as of right now
http://en.flossmanuals.net/e-book-enlig ... ook-pages/

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Re: Total Newbie - Need Help on where to start with book sca

Post by GaryJH » 06 Nov 2012, 08:37

Thank you Daniel for that webpage link. It was very informative and it has helped me greatly... Many thanks and Cheers.

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