My DIY is not quite the same as the others. I have been active scanning for our Family History Society for many years. Books were a great interest and around 8 years ago I removed the side from a Canon lide for book scanning, which I still use for certain situations, when you cannot lay the page on a scanner, so sometimes I am like praying with the scanner, but it works,. If anyone is interested in this I can attach details. Mine has done over 8000 scans to date, but is alittle jaded now.
I spotted your pages on the web because now that I am using a Plustek 3600, having done recently around 10000 pages with it, scantailor seems to be the wish of the virgin's prayer. It is tricky and am using it on my macpro with FMFusion. OK
However I am in contact with a mac software company in germany to properly "lick this into shape". More upon this later.
For those of you who are interested go to www.digitalarchives.co.uk
and look what I and a friend have done. Scantailor is OK but clunky and if one clicks the wrong button or omits whatever , no good. But with care it works.
Daniel Reetz said he has compiled this for Mac OS 10. Help please or email me as I can phone the States for free!
AS regards scanners I have a Nikon Coolscan, an A$ Umax Powerlook, an A3 Epson with document feed, a Fujitsu Scansnap, a Canon lide, which gives me a good "armoury"
I have some good ideas re a cheap AO scanner, (for those of you non metric this is 30x40 inches but would like to speak to someone re this
PS have also coverted a photocopier into a proper book scanner. How do I post an image?
Best wishes to you all