I have a PDF that I would like to crop to text and then add consistent white space (margin). The PDF was generated by a Bookeye 4 scanner. Which exported the content straight to PDF. So, I am trying to do this with Adobe Acrobat 9.2. SIL Americas Area Publishing suggested that I use ScanTailor - An excellent program, but one which I find crashes on OS X.
I have been reading this blog, and its links. About scanning family photos. I think one relevant point that it brings out for professional contexts like is: "Additionally, it [the way of naming the files] will now be documented for whomever inherits all of your work, that you didn’t know this information." Especially with photos, which have a high metadata field to file-count ratio, representing a high curation workload. A metadata schema needs to help archivists administratively determine known unknowns rather than just empty elements. It is one thing to choose not to describe something, it is another to not have access to the information and be unable to describe something. Continue reading