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Changing Book Digitization Tactics: Embracing Cost-Effective Alternatives

No longer tethered to Adobe Acrobat, my book digitization approach has evolved, adapting to my reduced frequency in this task. Although I don’t digitize books frequently, occasional projects still arise, prompting me to share my steps for (1) OCR and (2) EFFECTIVE FILE SIZE COMPRESSION.

My Digitization Journey: Navigating OCR with NAPS2

Hello, I’m Peter, and today, I’ll walk you through my book digitization journey. Having opted out of renewing my Adobe Acrobat subscription, I’ve embraced cost-effective alternatives. For Optical Character Recognition (OCR), I leverage NAPS2’s integrated feature while scanning, acknowledging its imperfections but deeming it sufficient for my needs.

File Compression Tactics: Balancing Reduction and Quality

When it comes to file compression, I explore two viable options. Firstly, Adobe’s online tool offers varying reductions, yet concerns linger about the resulting quality. Conversely, for fellow Mac users, I recommend Preview. Achieving a compression ratio as low as 22%, it surpasses Adobe in quality while reducing file size effectively.

Future Insights: Crafting a Seamless Table of Contents

Join me in the upcoming video, where I’ll share inventive ideas for creating a seamless table of contents. Stay tuned for practical insights, optimizing your book digitization process with efficient and cost-effective alternatives.