So I went looking for a free alternative that would do both the de-skewing and the cropping of my scanned images for me automatcally.
I was very impressed by the accuracy and speed of this open source tool when I did some tests with the samples provided by quantum.Joseph Artsimovich: [url=http://scantailor.sourceforge.net/]Scan Tailor[/url] wrote:Scan Tailor is an interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages. It performs operations such as page splitting, deskewing, adding/removing borders, and others. You give it raw scans, and you get pages ready to be printed or assembled into a PDF or DJVU file. Scanning, optical character recognition, and assembling multi-page documents are out of scope of this project.
Just like the multi-platform edition of XnView, Scan Tailor's UI is based on the Qt framework.
- SourceForge.net » Community Hub: Trust Scan Tailor to make your scanned pages spotless
Related: ScanKromsator is a freeware Windows program designed to refine the raw scanned images prior to DjVuing them.