And here are some shots of what it does... Raw image, then my processed image using batch scripts in photoshop.
So far I have not gotten satisfactory results with Scan tailor. I get good stuff until the final step where I am forced to reduce file size and finalize the process.
Scan tailor does help me find exact angles to rotate images very efficiently. I do each book in sections of about photographically similar (~50pages, ex. 2-100 even) sections.
My process is:
-Capture (even and odd sides)
-Rename files: (small CMD utility odd are numbered 1-n with an "A" suffix, even are 1-n with "B" suffix
-Process each side (rotate, crop, levels, auto RGB with white level set to the lightest part of the raw page)
-merge (001a, 001b, 002a, 002b, 003a, 003b...)
-Convert to PDF.
I can get decent files that are about 1MB per page or slightly less.
I would really appreciate anyone who can get better results with my initial image using batch processing only. It would be awesome if it can be done with only scan tailor for readable end results. I have reached my capacity of patience/knowledge/resources/research with these results.
Start to finish, this 500 page book took about 2 hours. (about half was automated/unattended time)