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

Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 21:00

plenty of stuff left in Software, I think

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 21:02

yeah, i just have seen it.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 21:03

by the way, i think that SDM and CDHK things should be in the Hardware section along with the Cameras stuff...

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 21:04

yeah, it should be with cameras, agreed.

I've probably made some mistakes and missed some things along the way, too. We'll have to keep our eyes open for the next short while.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 21:14

maybe this is too specific, but I have seen a lot of threads about PDF stuff. maybe we can add an Output Formats section (including PDF, epub, etc.) for scanned images?

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 21:17

I think that is something we can do later. It is a constant question, but for one, Mobileread.com does that discussion way better, and for two, we just have a lot of forums. For now, let's see how things ride out.

If people here generally want a forum about ouptut formats, please start a poll and let me know, and I'll set one up.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 21:23

I'm not happy with the way we have organised the software section. I feel that we are missing a category or something. Maybe post process?

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 21:26

I'm in agreement with you, it doesn't seem right.

Let's look at the total workflow; maybe that will help.

1. Build scanner.
2. Capture images with scanner.
3. Copy images to computer.
4. Process images.
5. OCR images.
6. Bind resulting files into output format.

What, if anything, does this help clarify? I'd like to hear from Rob and/or Anonymous2, and/or Steve and Tulon, strider1551, Misty, etc... they work on software all the time.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 21:27

BTW, I am OK with, for example, leaving the software section until we hear back from some of our developers...

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 21:28

I think the software section is not as important as the Hardware section in terms of people posting over there. Maybe we can leave this until we get the opinion of Rob, Misty, Tulon, and etc.

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