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Introduction

This guide will give you a quick tour of the capabilities of Decapod 0.3, and how to use it.

This guide assumes you have Decapod 0.3 properly installed and running on your system. To do this, please see the Download and Install Decapod 0.3 document.

Launching Decapod

After you have downloaded and installed Decapod 0.3 and all its related components, start the Decapod server by running this at the command line:

./decapod/components/server/python dserver.py

If you do not have cameras, you can still get a sense of what Decapod will offer by using the mock server. The mock server mimics capturing from cameras without having actual cameras attached.

To run the mock server: ./decapod/components/server/python mockserver.py.

(warning) Limitation: Keep in mind that the mock server does not support exporting to PDF.

Once the Decapod server is running, open Firefox and enter the following address: http://localhost:8080.

Upon loading you should see the Decapod interface.

The Interface

The Decapod interface is divided up into three main regions:

  1. The thumbnail browser: contains all the book pages already captured.
  2. Image preview area: shows the currently selected thumbnail in more detail.
  3. Capture controls: takes pictures using a pair of supported cameras attached to the system and adds it to the list of pages already captured.

Capturing Images

Organizing Thumbnails

Exporting to PDF

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