[lug] OT: Scanning and OCRing

Daniel Webb lists at danielwebb.us
Fri Feb 16 13:06:48 MST 2007

On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 06:53:28AM -0700, Ryan Kirkpatrick wrote:

> > What software/commands do you use to convert the pile of paper into a PS/PDF?
> I use the standard, command line scanimage program that came with SANE to
> do the scanning. Then I use the pnm tools to crop and convert the PNM
> files generated by scanimage into page sized PNGs, and then into PDFs of
> pages. I have a rather ugly shell script that I wrote that does all the
> necessary handwaving from controlling the scanner to formatting the images
> to files. I avoid GUIs for batch operations such as these, if I can. TTYL.

Yes, I also wrote my own ugly script to wrap it all together.  I'm just wonder
if there is a decent command-line wrapper out there, or if everybody has
cobbled together their own?

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