Share experiences with book scanners hardware and software

I realized recently that a book scanner is only 2x the cost of any one of my required reading books. I need like 5 books each semester, so buying a high quality scanner and just borrowing from someone and scanning every page would make it easier and cheaper.

The question is of course, which scanner is the best for the job?
Does the software work WITHOUT a scanner, and on normal pictures?

Pic related, is what I want to buy.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    specs

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    just download your books

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not all books are digitized. Somebooks are intentionally not made available in digital format AND are too obscure to be pirate-digitized (i.e. scanned and uploaded) by the big time pirates.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        i didn't have any problems finding nearly all books i needed for university

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Good for you, homosexual. Not all books are mass produced.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            yes they are

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous
        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          That's good for you. The rest of us aren't that lucky. I recently had to get a hold of "Humaniora : en innforing". Lucky for me there were some cheap used ones, cuz it sure as hell aint online.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Probably because someone scanned or transcribed them for your retarded ass

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            yes

            That's good for you. The rest of us aren't that lucky. I recently had to get a hold of "Humaniora : en innforing". Lucky for me there were some cheap used ones, cuz it sure as hell aint online.

            yeah, makes sense
            i had a hard time finding ones that weren't english too

            You have a shit degree, got it

            just computer science, so i guess
            pays well tho

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You have a shit degree, got it

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >if you're not using obscure books for your course work you have a shit degree
            Kek wtf? I triple majored in Math, electrical engineering and computer engineering and found all of my books online. Two of my EE professors even had the books on a share for everyone to use

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              He probably means basic/common rather than bad as such. People with highly specialized degrees or people in cutting edge research often rely on obscure books, research journals, and notes from their mentor. The latter to are provided by the university.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                two*

                esl

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've never used this device so take my opinion with a big grain of salt. That said, I really doubt you will get high quality out of this scanner because it's just a camera and laser on a stick. It doesn't press down the book and evenly illuminate it like picrel (taken from https://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3125 ). In my experience, starting with a shit source and then trying to fix it up with algorithm magic, no matter how advanced, is always inferior to having a good source in the first place. If I were you, I would focus less on the numbers in the specs and more on how the image is actually taken.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Probably true. I wish i had access to the software for the aura to test it before i spend the money.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What makes you think you can't? I went to the manufacturer's website ( https://www.czur.com/index) and they had a working "download software" button at the top.
        However, I wouldn't bother. I would never pay this much for a camera on a stick that promises to fix up your images with meme "AI technology". You can take a sheet of paper, scan it on both a good flatbed scanner and with your phone using Scanbot/AdobeScan/etc., then compare the results. The flatbed scanner is going to be way superior even if you compare to the best apps.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Btw, I looked at the product some more out of curiosity and the manufacturer claims DPI = 240, CRI = 85.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This looks high-quality.
    https://plustek.com/sa/products/book-scanners/opticbook-4800/

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