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PDF Command Line Modification

PDFTK

You can get pdftk working with CentOS 7 using this Copr repo. or this rpm or spec for Fedora, and the package Ubuntu 16.04.

Merge an odd page pdf with an even page pdf (just like pdftk shuffle): https://www.pdflabs.com/blog/how-to-collate-even-odd-scanned-pages/

QPDF

Since PDFTK is no longer supported in most new versions of Linux (since GCJ, GNU Java Compiler is abandoned), you must use QPDF.

This is what you do to reverse page order of a PDF, useful for PDF scans.

https://inconsolation.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/qpdf-still-more-pdf-wizardry/

Merge two pdfs into one: https://github.com/qpdf/qpdf/issues/11

Sources

https://github.com/documentcloud/docsplit/issues/123

DIY Book Scanner

Dual Cameras: Software Trigger

Dual cameras: Hardware Trigger

When you use a hardware trigger, all the even pages will be on one camera and the odd pages will be on the other. In order to merge them together, you must first check that all the pages are accounted for, then rename them to odd or even.

These two bash scripts (Mac/Linux) can be used to do the renaming. After you rename, you just move them to one folder for scantailor to process.

odd.sh
#!/bin/bash 
#
num=1
for file in *.tiff; do
        mv "$file" "$(printf "%04u" $num).tiff"
        let num=num+2
done
even.sh
#!/bin/bash 
#
num=2
for file in *.tiff; do
        mv "$file" "$(printf "%04u" $num).tiff"
        let num=num+2
done

Scantailor

Finally, after the odd and even pages are collated into one folder, you're ready to use Scantailor. (Can be found in Debian and Fedora repos)

http://scantailor.org/

Notice that Scantailor outputs to .tif in the out/ folder. You will need to use tiffcp to combine them, and tiff2pdf to turn it into an actual pdf file.

http://www.moreno.marzolla.name/software/scan-to-pdf/