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The Comprehensive Imaging SDK

The Comprehensive Imaging SDKThe ImageGear family of imaging SDKs accelerates development on many platforms.

ImageGear tools give you everything you need to handle images in your programs. With support for over 100 image types, you can rely on us to provide powerful imaging features, so you can concentrate on building better applications. Add our imaging experts to your team by downloading ImageGear today.

Available in five editions…select the one for your development environment.

ImageGear for .NET

enterprise-class image viewing, processing and editing functions

ImageGear for .NET adds enterprise-class image viewing, processing and editing functions easily to any application, with support for more than 100 file formats and expanded functionality such as optical character recognition (OCR), barcode recognition and support for medical DICOM images.

All the image functions you could ever need, all in a single toolkit. Effortlessly control and distribute the exact functionality your application needs.

file format support
View and edit more than 100 image file types, including TIF, JPEG, PDF, CAD, DICOM, HD Photo, Camera RAW and many more document and image formats.

HTML5 viewer
Create true Zero Footprint web-based and mobile applications for document and image viewing, management, and processing using ImageGear's ASP.NET HTML5 functionality.

ImageGear for .NET - Features

Compression & File Formats

  • Supports over 100 image, graphic, and document formats, including raster and vector images, PDF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, TIFF, DICOM, CAD, ABIC Check Imaging, HD Photo, Camera RAW, and more
  • Load and display Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents stored in the XML DOCX format
  • Easily works with a wide variety of supported file formats across many bit depths in your applications
  • Converts an image from one format to another with ease
  • Converts bitmap images to scalable, editable images in seconds
  • Easily creates batch conversion processes and eliminates compatibility issues before they arise

Raster Formats:

  • Easily converts to and from various raster image formats, such as TIFF, JPEG, and PDF
  • Quickly converts various images into one standard format for consistent viewing
  • Build applications to convert to and from bitmap images with various bit depths, palettes, and compression and encoding options

Vector Formats:

  • Includes enhanced reading, writing, and rendering of vector images
  • Reads and writes DWG and DXF file formats for release version 16 of AutoCAD, including AutoCAD 2006
  • Creates applications that render 3D wireframe objects


  • Incorporates the Adobe PDF Library
  • Reads, writes, displays, and edits PDF, PS, and EPS
  • Create PDF/A files from Raster Images
  • Offers comprehensive PDF API for native PDF annotations, searchable text, and more
  • Convert existing PDF files to PDF/A

File Loading and Saving:

  • Supports highly flexible image file reading and writing
  • Enables access to all pages of any multi-page file
  • Offers robust save options for complete format control of all supported formats
  • Delivers fast TIFF, JPEG, GIF, MO:DCA, and Group IV processing
  • Support for loading of headerless RAW image files
  • Read and Write Metadata without decoding or recompressing image


  • Includes support for WinForms and WPF
  • Overcomes several inherent print driver limitations, ensuring the highest possible print quality
  • Offers capabilities including sizing, color correction, and single or multi-page printing

Document Image Processing & Editing

  • Easy to use ImageClean includes Hole Punch Removal, Line Removal, Dotted Line Removal, Clean Borders, Negate, Auto-Crop, Image Dilation, Erosion, and more
  • Image Correction, such as Despeckle and Deskew
  • Image Maintenance, such as Crop, Resize, Thumbnail Creation, Encryption, and Decryption
  • Mathematical Morphology, including Edge Detection, Noise Removal, Image Enhancement, Image Segmentation, Opening, Closing, and more
  • Image Transformation, such as Rotate

TWAIN Scanning

  • Provides comprehensive support for the latest TWAIN devices including scanners, digital cameras, and video capture boards
  • Works with multi-page and single page scanning, with configurable parameters
  • Easily works with TWAIN v1.6, v1.7, v1.8, and v1.9
  • Quickly defines the TWAIN transfer mode
  • Programatically controls the display of the TWAIN UI
  • Controls all scanner capabilities within your program


.NET 32/64-bit | Winforms | ASP.NET | WPF




  • OCR
    • OCR support for over 100 languages, including Asian
  • Barcode
    • Support for 1D and 2D barcode recognition and creation

Image Viewing & Display

  • Includes support for WinForms, ASP.NET, and WPF
  • High-speed display provides complete control over how your application displays images
  • Shortens development efforts by using GUI functions that simplify the implementation of several sophisticated GUI features
  • Includes GUI features such as common dialogs for image loading, saving, processing, and more
  • Anti-Aliasing and Smoothing on color and black and white images

Web Based Image Viewing

  • ASP.NET can use Multiple image providers
  • Upload Service allows Images to be stored on the server
  • JavaScript controls reworked to improve ease of use in MVC
  • JavaScript controls made available as jQuery plugins

HTML5 JavaScript Imaging Components

  • jQuery imaging plugins suitable for use in MVC2 and MVC3 web applications, using Razor view engine and other non-MVC environments
  • Rich JavaScript API for manipulating the display of images
  • Customisable interactive interface for creating, modifying and saving of annotations
  • Configurable RESTful Services simplify loading and annotating content
  • Support for display of over 11 formats, including commonly used Microsoft Office formats
  • Compatible with browsers that support HTML4 and HTML4+
  • Configuration application for GUI based configuration of Web services

Photo and Color Image Processing & Editing

  • Image Maintenance, such as Crop, Resize, Thumbnail Creation, Encryption, and Decryption
  • Image Transformation, such as Rotate
  • Area Detection and Processing, using a predefined or custom pixel checking method
  • Region of Interest (ROI) support permits specification of a shape, such as Ellipse, Polygon, Freehand, or a 1-bit mask, for identifying pixels to include/exclude from image processing algorithms
  • Powerful Color Reduction methods available for maximum quality and minimum size, using Dithering or Halftone

Colour Processing:

  • Advanced Image Processing methods, such as Adjust Brightness and Contrast, Reduce or Promote Bit Depth, and Sepia
  • ICC colour profile support allows for accurate colour display
  • Pantone channels support for true image representation
  • Blending and Combining Images combines data from two or more images, such as Alpha Blend


  • Includes support for WinForms, WPF, and ASP.NET
  • Offers easy to implement UI elements with XML-based annotation for images and medical data
  • Provides comprehensive Annotation Support, including Adding, Editing, Burning-In, and Deleting
  • Custom annotations support allowing developers to define their own annotation types
  • Granular Security settings to control annotation access
  • Contains the Accusoft Redlining Toolkit™ (ART), enabling annotation on images and documents such as Lines, Arrows, Protractors, Rulers, Highlighting, Sticky Notes, and much more

Cloud Capture

  • Enables Web Applications to communicate with document scanners
    • No special server requirements
    • No ActiveX plug-ins used
  • Leverages the Power of ISIS to control Scanner Features; also provides connectivity to TWAIN-based devices
  • Zero Footprint capture for all devices that support Cloud Capture Natively, or a onetime download of the Cloud Capture web services component
  • Supports for popular Windows browsers like, Internet explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome


ImageGear Professional

ActiveX, DLL and UNIX imaging SDK

ImageGear Professional is your single source for all imaging functionality, enabling you to create high-performance custom imaging applications. An image processing library providing hundreds of imaging functions for 32- and 64-bit development, ImageGear Professional is the tool of choice for many of the world's leading software developers.

every imaging function you need
This image processing library includes functions for scanning and compression, viewing, annotation, printing, image editing, OCR, color image processing and more.

Supports Windows development using DLLs or ActiveX, shared libraries for Unix/Linux platforms, and frameworks for Mac OS X.

enhanced documentation
ImageGear Professional is an image processing library that features enhanced user documentation and sample code to help you get started.

  • file format support - Load and save over 100 image, graphic, and document formats, including raster and vector images, PDF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, TIFF, CAD, ABIC Check Imaging, JPEG XR, and the latest Camera RAW formats.
  • full-featured PDF - Read, write, display, and edit PDF, PDF/A, PostScript, EPS, and U3D files.
  • configurable file loading and saving - ImageGear Pro supports the replacement of IO functions (read, write, seek, etc.) with your own functions, if desired.
  • full-page OCR support - OCR support for over 100 languages, including Asian languages.
  • annotation - This feature provides easy-to-implement UI elements for marking up images.
  • document image processing & editing - Additional cleanup features are available with: ScanFix Xpress. For recognition features, add-on: SmartZone OCR/ICR to recognise text in defined areas, or Barcode Xpress.

 Windows 32 & 64-bit | Linux i386 or x86-64 | Mac OS X | IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris

ImageGear Medical

DICOM medical imaging SDK

ImageGear Medical is a DICOM toolkit that empowers you to create cutting-edge medical imaging solutions with unparalleled speed and ease across Windows, Linux, and Silverlight environments. It facilitates the rapid development of powerful DICOM-enabled applications to display, create and edit medical image files in DICOM and other formats.

ImageGear Medical provides a comprehensive level of control over DICOM files, including support for DICOM waveforms, presentation state DICOM, overlays, and complete grayscale LUT control. Leveraging support for over 100 image formats and the industry’s fastest code, ImageGear Medical is a solid foundation for DICOM application development.

  • Create DICOM files from any image source
  • Easily control all facets of image display and printing
  • Control over look up tables (LUT) to enhance image display
  • Well-structured API simplifies the reading, writing, and creation of DICOM dataset and elements
  • Robust annotation controls for overlay creation
  • Support DICOM Cine loop, waveforms, and presentation states
  • High-level API minimises the need for in-depth DICOM knowledge
  • Full-featured file format support including industry-leading vector and 3D PDF/PS support
  • Support ISIS and TWAIN scanning to capture medical documents

.NET 32/64-bit | Silverlight | ActiveX 32-bit | DLL | Linux

ImageGear for Java

java image processing library

Quickly integrate image processing and file conversion into your Java applications. ImageGear for Java is an easy-to-use, robust imaging API for Java developers who need to incorporate low-level image processing into their applications while maintaining the highest level of control.

extensive file format support
Support reading/writing of 100+ file formats. Enable applications to convert to and from bitmap images with various bit depths, palettes, and compression and encoding options.

powerful image processing
Automate image processing tasks, including crop, resize, encrypt and decrypt. Read and write thumbnails, perform color processing and blend and combine data from two or more images.

easy image cleanup
The easy-to-use ImageClean feature takes care of hole punch removal, line removal, dotted line removal, border cleanup, auto-cropping, image dilation, erosion and much more.

ImageGear for Java features include:

  • Reading and writing 100+ file formats
  • File format conversion
  • Multi-page images support
  • In-memory access to image pixel data
  • Access to image metadata
  • Export to bitmap for display and printing
  • Comprehensive image processing
  • Analysis/correction/manipulation of computer-generated images
  • Color processing: reduction/promotion/dithering
  • ICC color profiles support
  • Thumbnail read and write support
  • Alpha channels support
  • Pantone channels support
  • ROI processing
  • Annotations support
  • Annotations marks statistics gathered by the area and linear measurements
  • Medical/DICOM format support
  • DICOM image processing
  • DICOM 2009 metadata support
  • Unlimited product evaluation licensing

The toolkit has native support for all color spaces and bit depths, provides comprehensive handling of color channels, and supports the following bit depths internally: 1, 4, 8-bit gray level, 8i, 9-16-bit gray level, 24, 32, 48, 64. The toolkit can also read all the additional bit depths possible for the file formats ImageGear supports.

With ImageGear for Java, you are assured of the high quality and performance you expect from Accusoft, the industry leader in image processing toolkits.



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