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

Blank Pages

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ibr4him
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Blank Pages

Post by ibr4him » 20 Dec 2010, 01:44

Hi,

How do you deal with blank pages? If I leave them out while capturing images, its a nightmare sorting page numbers. And If I keep them, I have to manually replace them with solid colored background.

What do you do?

Thanks

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Moonboy242
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E-book readers owned: iPad, Netbook
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Re: Blank Pages

Post by Moonboy242 » 20 Dec 2010, 05:43

I capture blank pages and process them as normal. Like you said, it messes up the original pagination of a book if you take them out.

The only processing steps I really pay attention to with blank pages are the margins where I try to ensure the pages are the same exact size as the originals, and "black and white" for color. So far, so good.
iPad: Over it. Android FTW.

spamsickle
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Re: Blank Pages

Post by spamsickle » 20 Dec 2010, 07:11

Sometimes I just ignore them -- capture them and let them appear in the finished book.

Sometimes I capture them, then "Remove from project" with Scan Tailor.

Scan Snap has an option to remove blank pages automatically, and when I use that to scan a book I take advantage of that feature.

dansheffler

Re: Blank Pages

Post by dansheffler » 20 Dec 2010, 23:43

Many of my books have facing Greek/Latin text. It is important, therefore, to keep the pagination the same as the print version so I can use so I can use the double page feature in Preview. My camera has trouble focusing, however, on the blank page. I made a paint stick with "BLANK" written on it with a whole through the other end. This hangs from a nail near my scanner so that I simply need to grab it and insert it into the shot to get the camera to fire and it also tells me that there is a blank page in the final product.

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Moonboy242
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Re: Blank Pages

Post by Moonboy242 » 21 Dec 2010, 20:13

THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY BLANK


;)
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