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PDF cropping software: BRISS
#1  laborg 05-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Hi!

I own a Cybook since two years and was bugged that there is no easy-to-use open-source software for cropping pdf files so the last couple of days I hacked something which might be usefull for other ebook users. Since its written in Java should run under Linux/Windows/MacOSX.

You can download the application from sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/

So if you want to make the best out of your 6 inch try BRISS ;-)

If the name offends your religious feelings I sure can think of a better one.

Waiting for feedback,
laborg
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#2  laborg 05-09-2010, 02:16 PM
Hi!

I own a Cybook since two years and was bugged that there is no easy-to-use open-source software for cropping pdf files so the last couple of days I hacked something which might be usefull for other ebook users. Since its written in Java runs under Linux/Windows/MacOSX.

You can download the application from sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/

So if you want to make the best out of your 6 inch try BRISS ;-)

If the name offends your religious feelings I sure can think of a better one.

Waiting for feedback,
laborg

Btw.: Sorry for crossposting into NEWS forum. I think this post is better suited here.
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#3  Guns4Hire 05-09-2010, 02:35 PM
I'll give it a try. I don't do PDF very often unless I absolutely have to. We will see how this works for the handful that I have.
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#4  frabjous 05-10-2010, 05:15 PM
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So if you want to make the best out of your 6 inch try BRISS ;-)
GROAN!

I'll give this a try. Not sure it offers anything not already offered by soPDF and some others, but I like that it's cross-platform, etc.
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#5  laborg 05-10-2010, 05:55 PM
New version available! (0.0.2)

From the Changelog:
* Performance improvements
* Resolved Bugs:
#2999011 - Handling of rotated PDFs is implemented
#2999012 - Cropped rectangle is now limited to the preview image size

Have much fun!
Gerhard
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#6  laborg 05-11-2010, 03:24 AM
In the build from last night there was a major bug, which prevented the tool from working like it should. This was fixed in release 0.0.3.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Gerhard
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#7  ab7vf 05-11-2010, 11:34 AM
Just a note, briss-0.0.3 fails when creating cluster 1 on loading pdf ..
hope dump below will help, Jim





Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at at.laborg.briss.MergedPanel.<init>(MergedPanel.jav a:50)
at at.laborg.briss.Briss$ClusterPagesTask.done(Briss. java:399)
at javax.swing.SwingWorker$5.run(Unknown Source)
at javax.swing.SwingWorker$DoSubmitAccumulativeRunnab le.run(Unknown Source)
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#8  laborg 05-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Hi!

There's a new release (0.0.4)

Could you try it with the new version? I replaced the preview rendering engine with JPedal and therefore it should be more robust.

Greetings,
Gerhard
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#9  ab7vf 05-11-2010, 03:26 PM
well, it still errors out at the same place as .3 and .2 .... 0.0.1 still works

nice program (0.0.1) though, it would be nice to be able to crop 2 column pdfs ... Thanks for your efforts so far though

Jim
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#10  laborg 05-11-2010, 04:43 PM
Mhm... I found the bug but it will take me some time to create a fix... Thx for reporting!
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