are you using something similar? let's talk!
* some flatbed scanners, A4 size, the cheapest available on the market.
* Vuescan https://www.hamrick.com/ for managing the flatbed scanners. not free software, not cheap, but worths the money. the image editing functions will spare you time
* a DIYBOOKSCANNER https://www.diybookscanner.org/ - not the newest version, the previous, made in wood. buyed a kit from a producer in Latvia, in late 2013.
* 2 cameras: Nikon 1 J4 (black)
* this script: a simplistic wrapper around gphoto2 for acquisition from the cameras https://github.com/danyq/diybookscanner
a bunch of bash scripts, using some of these tools:
* vips https://libvips.github.io/libvips/
* imagemagick https://imagemagick.org/
* jpegexitorient https://github.com/CiderMan/jpegexiforient
* jbig2enc https://github.com/agl/jbig2enc
* feh image viewer https://feh.finalrewind.org/
* bagit https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress/bagit-python
* ia cli https://github.com/jjjake/internetarchive
the biggest part of the job is done using scantailor-advanced: https://github.com/4lex4/scantailor-advanced
it's a bit of pain to recompile on macos, but it works great.
cpu requirements are intensive, so sometimes we prefer to spin a temporary windows desktop in amazon aws ec2 just for the minutes of processing
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