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Correcting page distortion

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cats_five
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Correcting page distortion

Post by cats_five » 03 Sep 2016, 06:24

I have scanned a lot of catalogues, about A5 size. I have tried ScanTailor which will successfully split each double-page in two, but as far as I can see it won't fix the distortion caused by using one overhead camera on two pages in a 'V' holder - see the sample file. This makes transcribing them into my software much harder than needs be as it's awful easy to mis-read where the lines are slanting. The software is pedigree software.

Is there any software which can fix this as a batch? Free for preference, or not expensive!

Being able to OCR them would be good as well, as it's then possible to search for all the specific mentions of a particular cat, at least it is where there were no typos in the catalogue.
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cats_five
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Re: Correcting page distortion

Post by cats_five » 03 Sep 2016, 06:41

Ah - just discovered dewarping in ScanTailor. That might do all I need...

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