I was interested recently to book scanners. I have many books of philosophy, science, etc.. I wish I could quickly scan my books in order to read pdf on an e-pad. And also to offer those pdf's to others people.
I see many diy book scanners model . But I am quite unable to tinker, to build things. The simplest solutions (with cardboards) can not quickly scan (the book moves, it must carefully reposition, replace the glass) and do not always give good results.
But I just saw a new model of scanner that is inexpensive and seems to practice: the scanner Mustec MCS 500 PRO A3:
http://www.pixmania-pro.com/ee/et/09817 ... anner.html
what do you think about it ? do you think we can use as the basis for scanning books? even if we must make some changes ?
if you do not use glass to flatten the pages, are there any program to erase shadows toward the center of the book, correct the curvature and straighten the alignment of text (eg because the book was not perfectly straight) ?
I think to use this scanner with a flat glass. It should scan one page at a time. So that, there would'nt have curvature and shadow problems.
Or scan two pages at once. But then it would push heavily on the glass for not too large curvature in the center of the book.
We could also use a V-shaped glass and 2 devices (one on each side) but it would be more costly and complicated. The advantage is that everything is connected directly to the pc.
What do you think about ?