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Old 10-21-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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i want to buy a scanner (only scanner "standalone") to scan magazines , books to read on my astak ezreader
please tell me relevant technical specifications (minimum) for the ideal scanner so that
1. pdf or epubs out of scanned images could be made ( any softwares)
2. those pdf or epubs be of such quality so can be REFLOWED on my reader ASTAK EZREADER
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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There is a good discussion on this topic in the workshop forum. But to get started check the wiki article http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Digi...ooks_to_Ebooks on digitizing paper books to eBooks.
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If you want reflowable e-books, you would be better off making e-pubs instead of PDFs. Still, either would require running your scans through OCR, then tediously editing them for OCR and other scanning errors. The process will take longer than reading the original book or magazsine unless you adopt a high tolerance for errors.

Magazines are the most problematic since they are usually heavily illustrated and the illustrations will cause re-flow problems.

As already recommended, the Workshop forum is a good place to go for information on how to proceed.

I was faced with a choice of giving up my book collection (unacceptable) or scanning them. I don't have time to deal with OCR and the resulting editing so I settling for just scanning them to OCR and reading them as is. I don't know how well the EZReader will read image type PDFs (the Mentor did a poor job) but I have had good luck with my JetBook Lite.

Magazines are another story. I scan them with the intent to read them only on my computer because they are too large to read as is on a smaller e-book reader. I do scan them as searchable PDFs but that is as far as I go.

This is not to say you can't do what you want. I just wanted to warn you how much work you are getting yourself into and the limitations you may run into. Again, if you still want to go through with this, the Workshop would be a good place to start. You will find threads on scanners, software, etc. there.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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The CanoScan 8800F is the most recommended scanner for book scanners. The sides of the scanner are the lowest so that you won't have to bend the spine.

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I was faced with a choice of giving up my book collection (unacceptable) or scanning them. I don't have time to deal with OCR and the resulting editing so I settling for just scanning them to OCR and reading them as is. I don't know how well the EZReader will read image type PDFs (the Mentor did a poor job) but I have had good luck with my JetBook Lite.



This is not to say you can't do what you want. I just wanted to warn you how much work you are getting yourself into and the limitations you may run into. Again, if you still want to go through with this, the Workshop would be a good place to start. You will find threads on scanners, software, etc. there.[/QUOTE]


It is actually much easier than your description: Scan to searchable PDF.
That is quite fast and depending on the quality of the scan pretty accurate.
Then use a 9'7 ebook-reader and you are fine.
That is at least the procedure that works for me.
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[QUOTE=lahonda_99;1176612]The CanoScan 8800F is the most recommended scanner for book scanners. The sides of the scanner are the lowest so that you won't have to bend the spine.


As far as I know there is only one non-professional bookscanner on the market.
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