Tips for scanning manuals

I can deal with contributed scans in almost any format, so if you are used to scanning, please follow your own preferences and experience. If you aren't, or find it as easy doing it this way or that, consider the guidelines below.

Scanner settings

Labour saving techniques

A final tip which unfortunately increases the amount of work somewhat is to place a sheet of black paper behind the page being scanned. This reduces the degree to which the text on the overleaf side shines through, and is thus most useful with books printed on thin paper. The effect is not only higher quality, but also smaller file size; a highly sought after combination.

File names

I have established a convention for naming the individual pages used both as file names and in order to refer to any page, even unnumbered ones. This system is detailed on a separate page.

Transfering the files

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