Well, Evan’s revision is making me revise. I didn’t include the editing part,
just the scanning part. I edit word for word because I’m reading while I’m
editing, so the 300 pages in 60-75 minutes is just the actual scanning and
saving into an rtf file.
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Evan Reese
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2015 11:22 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning question
I’m revising my estimate downward.
I was just out mulching leaves (a LOT of leaves), when I realized that my
figure of 100 pages per hour of raw scan was too low. (I did say that I hadn’t
really thought too much about it.) But with my OptikBook 3600, I can get about
three pages per minute. So that’s about 180 pages per hour, scanning one page
at a time, which is what I usually do with hardcovers and trade paperbacks.
Now, with all the assumptions in my original message, that works out to about
(say a bit less than two hours for a raw scan of 300 pages or so. Then, less
than an hour for the cleanup, (again, given that it’s a good clean scan with
clear headers), and we’re talking about two and a half hours (three hours tops)
for a really straightforward scan.
Okay, I hope I don’t have to revise further. <smile>
From: Judy s. <mailto:cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2015 12:49 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scanning question
For you guys who scan, how long does it take to scan a novel of, say, 200 to
300 pages, something with straightforward fonts, no footnotes or illustrations?
I know it's different depending on the type of scanner you use, and your
software, and how difficult it is to scan a particular book based on its
binding and age, but I'd really appreciate any ballpark figures you can share.
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