Scanning books (was: Stuff Available Ft. Wayne IN

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Wed Nov 10 20:57:14 2004

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, John Allain wrote:
> I have the paper manual here somewhere. It's bound (soft) so
> may be a pain to scan. It's about time for someone to make an
> "open book scanner", one with a wedge of glass that you can
> drop the book onto. I don't want this binding opened 180? flat.

One company (I can't remember who) makes a book scanner that
has an option to correct for the curvature of the gutter of
a book that isn't fully flattened. I don't even remember
whether they did it optically (which would be a matter of
both focus AND distortion), or whether it is done digitally,
(digitally correcting the distortion, but relying on depth of focus).
Received on Wed Nov 10 2004 - 20:57:14 GMT

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