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There are not that many book scanners on the market. Mostly you will find document scanners with feeder, flatbed scanners or copier machines - but they are mostly unsuitable for scanning books. The manufacturer Czur solves the problem with a construction that is like a desk lamp looks and photographed the book pages from above with a camera. The curvature of the side is then corrected by software, OCR is applied and further improvements are made. So you just have to turn the page and scan. Other book scanners, such as those from JOURIST, can be used in conjunction with monitors, displays, digital blackboards or projectors to present documents, books or other objects.
Do you want to digitize a book, save individual pages for research or quickly scan documents with a mobile device? Then the partly collapsible Czur devices can be the right thing for you. The Czur Aura Pro as a portable book and document scanner for formats up to A3 is, for example listed as Amazon's Choice. The device, which can be used on Mac and PC, offers light in different brightness and temperature, comes with software for (automatic) post-processing and primarily good to very good ratings. With the 14 MP camera from Sony, the scan of 300 pages should be possible in 15 minutes.
But there are other models from the manufacturer - with additional lighting devices, a preview screen in the base and more. In addition, the scanner software is very potent. It compensates for curvatures, offers character recognition via OCR and so on. The C to ET18 Pro In addition to direct light from above, it also offers two side lights, which enable you to photograph or scan glossy paper. There are no reflections due to the angle of incidence from the side. The same applies to the cheaper one Czur ET16 Plus. All models of the manufacturer, to compare and to find the right book scanner for you, can be found on this page.
|1||CZUR Shine Ultra Portable Book Scanner, Patented Curve-Flatten Technology Handheld ...||209,00 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|2||CZUR ET18 Pro Premium Book Scanner, Smart Document Scanner with OCR and 18MP, To PDF ...||525,00 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|3||CZUR Aura Pro Portable Book Document Scanner with OCR for Win and Mac, HD Document Camera for ...||289,00 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|4||CZUR ET18-P upgrade book scanner, quick scan document scanner, to PDF ...||525,00 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|5||CZUR ET16-P Professional book scanner, Smart OCR document scanner for Windows and macOS with 2nd ...||409,00 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
It seems a little more professional JOURIST BS16 scanner which is also cheaper than the Czur models. It not only offers a camera and light from above, but also a preview display on the stand, connections for image output, for storage media and controls (even for a foot pedal). The software is only designed for Windows, but since you can save the images directly to a USB stick or SD card, transferring them to the Mac shouldn't be a problem. In addition, this model is worthwhile for the presentation of books, documents and objects via beamers, projectors, monitors and Co.
The flexible and mobile one JOURIST DC80 scanner however, it is the “budget model” among book scanners, so to speak. It is compatible with macOS and Windows and actually (!) Intended for the presentation of objects, for streaming drawing or handicrafts and the like. However, individual photos of small objects such as coins up to pictures, books and book pages up to A3 can be made. The plug-and-play device with 8 MP camera is therefore also sold as a document camera and visualizer. You can find more models and inexpensive alternatives to Czur or the "big" JOURIST in the product recommendations on the individual linked product pages.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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