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ScanTailor Advanced

Scan Tailor is an interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages. It performs operations such as page splitting, deskewing, adding/removing borders, and others. You ...

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Avg rating of 3.7 (6)| 7 comments
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ScanTailor Advanced Features

  1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.

ScanTailor Advanced information

  • Developed byJoseph Artsimovich
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7
  • Alternatives18 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 7 comments and reviews about ScanTailor Advanced, and it has gotten 61 likes

ScanTailor Advanced was added to AlternativeTo by stuefi on and this page was last updated . ScanTailor Advanced is sometimes referred to as Scan Tailor.

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itamarga
  
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Fantastic tool for scanning books into pdfs

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Helldorado
  
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A great app to digitize books, there is an advanced version of the program : scantailor advanced. It fixes bugs from the original program

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Archipel
  
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ScanTailor is a promising open source app for deskewing scanned images; for example, to straighten a scanned book page image so that the lines of text are horizontal. Indeed, ScanTailor is able to do that automatically quite well. I tried it on a scanned book project that had 180 scanned pages. All pages came out deskewed properly. However - and this is the fatal problem - it trims away parts of the image as it deskews, and if you continue with its mandatory processing steps, it trims and hacks the pages into bits. There are no overrides to stop it doing this. So basically it cannot be used to scan a book and create a neat digital copy, because the head of the page canvas will be trimmed off to the top of the first line of text, and any photographs bleeding beyond the text block will be trimmed (and the page canvas as well). It also arbitrarily adds white space to the page foot. These are things that of course you want control over, but you can't stop it doing this. I guess if you manually controlled each page you could get a good result, but when you have hundreds of pages, you want an automatic tool, working on each page on-by-one isn't viable. It's such a pity that ScanTailor goes feral on the images after deskewing, because the deskew function itself works so well and so automatically. But in the end, I found it to be an app that I couldn't use.

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celandinecrane

These statements are untrue. You can elect to manually set page type and content area and give it no margins to avoid it "trimming and hacking the pages into bits".

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irpio
  
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Why the creators of this software thought that the six different processing steps should be interdependent of each other, making it compulsory for the user to go through all of them, beats me. If I could use the batch deskew function alone, this would be a godsend. But to have to go through four or five other batch processes ALL THE TIME, which, again, require several individual settings EVERY TIME, this borders on torture.

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irpio

What about saying something useful about the issue I brought up, instead of just voting down? Do you think THAT is helpful?

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arahman56
  
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Very useful in fixing up scans,to make them more legible.

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zilvins
  
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Almost complete all-in one solution for digitizing books in a automatic way! Thanks for creators of this unbelievable app!

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soulrain
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This can only edit image files just so you know. I use BRISS and PDF Split&Merge Basic for editing scans that are already in PDF format.

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  • Fix orientation
  • post-processing
  • page-splitting
  • pdf-repair

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