We now have a nice selection of page post-processing software options.
Rob’s PostProcessor is a Java-based OS independent cropper/cleaner;
Aaron’s PageBuilder is an open-source, Matlab based cropper with user-specified cropping;
Spamsickle’s Yet Another Post Processor (YAPP) is a quick’n'dirty shot at a lightweight processor;
Finally, Jradi proposes an alternate software workflow for those who have trouble with the above.
On the camera front, Edvin released yet another useful script. This script is a sort of brute-force method of finding optimal camera settings — it takesÂ a picture with each possible setting, and lets the user find the best combo.
Also on cameras, fbonomi goes the extra mile investigating the aperture problem.
In hardware news, we have a bunch of completed and in-process scanners:
I have a long-running build thread documenting my “3rd gen” scanner here.