Screenshot Preview

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK Runtimes - Summary

by LEAD Technologies - Product Type: Component / Add-In / ASP.NET AJAX (ATLAS) / .NET WinForms / .NET Class / .NET WCF / .NET WPF / Silverlight / .NET WF / Windows Runtime Controls / DLL / VC++ Class Library


LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK Runtimes by LEAD Technologies

URLs: leadtools-document-imaging-runtimes, leadtools document imaging runtimes, leadtoolsdocumentimagingruntimes, leadtools

Build professional document imaging into your applications. LEADTOOLS Document Imaging includes API, C++ Class Libraries and .NET Class Libraries for Win32 and x64 with features that include comprehensive annotations (Text, highlights, sticky notes, stamps, and more), specialized bitonal image display and processing such as scale-to-gray and favor-black. Also features performance and memory optimizations for bitonal images, document image clean-up including hole-punch, line and staple removal and scanning with TWAIN or ISIS. Now includes JBIG2, ABIC, JPEG2000 and LEAD CMW.

This page outlines the Runtime Licenses for LEADTOOL Document Imaging SDK.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging ("LEAD SDK") requires runtime licensing based on your use/deployment of the end user application you develop using the LEAD SDK ("Application Software"). LEAD offers a variety of licensing models designed to allow their customers the flexibility to make their document software endeavors as successful as possible. If none of LEAD's licensing models satisfy your requirements, please contact us and we will work with you and LEAD Technologies to develop a licensing program that will fit into your business model.

The basic licensing model for LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK requires that a runtime license be purchased for each "Deployment" of the Application Software developed with the LEAD SDK. A "Deployment" of Application Software includes: (i) each copy of the Application Software installed by customer for internal use and (ii) each copy of the Application Software distributed to third parties by customer and its resellers/distributors. If the Application Software is installed on a network or server by customer or any of customer's licensees, a runtime license is required for each computer that is connected to the network or server having access to the Application Software. One (1) runtime license is included with the initial purchase of the LEAD SDK. Additional runtime licenses can be purchased in a number of ways; client, concurrent and server.

For more information see Pricing & Licensing and read the Licensing help file in the Evals & Downloads section.

LEADTOOLS Documennt Imaging includes everything in Imaging Pro and adds Document Imaging functionality: Annotations, bitonal document clean-up, image processing, bitonal display filters and enhanced performance, Mixed Raster Content and JBIG, JBIG2 and ABIC compression, and high-speed twain scanning. Add on comprehensive OCR support.

Develop powerful document imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK. Features include comprehensive annotations (Text, highlights, sticky notes, stamps, and more), and specialized bitonal image display and processing such as scale-to-gray and favor-black. Other features include performance and memory optimizations for bitonal images, document image clean-up including hole-punch, line removal and scanning with Fast TWAIN.

Key Features:

WPF Standard .NET



General Imaging Features

Display, Memory and Processing Optimizations (Bitonal Scaling)

Specialized Storage and Compression (MRC, JBIG, JBIG2, ABIC, CMW)

Image Acquisition - Fast TWAIN

Document Cleanup (Image Enhancement Functionality)

ePrint Integration

Unicode and ANSI Support

Additional features can be added to Document Imaging:

New Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

New Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)

New Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)

New Forms Recognition

New Forms Processing

OCR PDF Plug-in

Raster PDF Plug-ins

New JPIP Client and Server


NEW Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Standard .NET

WPF supports robust imaging capabilities, interface automation, data-driven user interfaces and visualization, as well as Windows shell integration. WPF can natively access Windows Imaging Component (WIC) codecs and APIs, allowing developers to write image codecs for their specific image file formats.

The LEADTOOLS WPF Standard Edition includes controls for everything you need to start adding imaging functions to your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications.

WPF Standard .NET Features:

WPF BitmapSource Viewer - Supports all Microsoft .NET BitmapSource image objects. Includes Display, Scroll, Zoom, Margin, Frame, Shadow, PanWindow, and customizable MagGlass options. Provides interactive UI Tools like ZoomTo, Pan, CenterAt, and Scale.

ImageList Control - Lets you display lists of thumbnail images in multiple View Styles like Explorer, Normal, Button, and User-defined. Allows you to set Image List Item Size, Selection Style, and scroll style.

WPF Bitmap Effects - Use 130+ image processing effects and functions to add visual interest to WPF content.

Windows Imaging Component (WIC) Codecs - Instantly add support for 40+ file formats to any WIC/WPF application, including the Windows XP SP3 Explorer and Vista Photo Explorer.

NEW Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Pro

Use the LEADTOOLS WPF Pro to unleash the power of LEADTOOLS in your XAML applications. Using LEAD's WPF interface, you can add LEADTOOLS OCR, TWAIN scanning, document pre-processing, medical imaging, and much more to any WPF application. Get Expression Blend-compatible and fully styleable controls for complete interoperation support between LEADTOOLS and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) images.

Key Features:

LEAD Technologies' most advanced WPF Image Viewer - Leadtools.Windows.Controls.Pro incudes image viewer controls that not only support all Microsoft .NET BitmapSource image objects, but works directly with LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro .NET classes, allowing you to leverage the full power of LEADTOOLS file format and image processing support. The fully styleable control includes scroll, zoom, pan, magnify glass, and image list.

Advanced WPF Image Processing - The Leadtools.Windows.Media namespace contains classes that let you convert a LEADTOOLS image (Leadtools.RasterImage) to and from a WPF image (System.Windows.Media.ImageSource). This namespace also gives you access to all LEADTOOLS image processing functions, allowing you to create powerful imaging applications using the WPF framework.

Benefits include:

The most support for File Formats - Support even more file formats and flavors, as well as file metadata. Extend WPF file format support with LEAD's WIC-enabled codecs to load and save many image formats including PDF, TIFF, lossless and lossy JPEG, JPEG2000, JBIG2, PSD, DICOM and many more. Includes low-level control when loading and/or saving image files.

Our most advanced Image Processing - Use over 130 Image Processing Effects including edge, blur, noise, artistic, texture, spatial, color adjustments and 3D. Low and High level image processing routines for document, medical, color adjustment, region processing, image analysis and statistics.

WPF Annotations

The Leadtools.Windows.Annotations namespace included with LEADTOOLS Document and Medical products adds powerful annotation capabilities to documents and images in WPF. These include not only lines, shapes, and pointers, but essential tools like redaction (blackout), hotspots, text, images, highlights, sticky notes, images, stamps and hyperlinks.

WPF Transition Effects

The Leadtools.Windows.Media.Transitions namespace allows you to add multiple slide show transition effects to your WPF projects. Choose from 10+ basic effects like wipe, blinds, push, rotate, and zoom, plus dozens of variants.


LEADTOOLS offers a variety of annotation (document mark-up) objects that can be added to document, grayscale and color images in a presentation layer. With LEADTOOLS the end-user can draw, reposition and change the attributes (color, size, etc.) of any of the 30+ built-in objects types. From simple objects such as lines and rectangles to an enhanced redaction object that can restore parts of an image that were blacked out. When combined with annotation security, the redaction objects provide a means of granting user-level access to parts of an image. To provide a superior means of security and privacy, LEADTOOLS has an Encrypt/Decrypt object to encode an area of the image without introducing any new colors, thereby maintaining higher quality with lossy compressions.

Annotation objects can be stored as a separate object presentation layer, or can be burned or embedded into the actual image. LEADTOOLS allows you to read or write annotations as an external XML file or as LEAD, DICOM or Wang annotation tags within a TIFF file. Also, you can export the annotations objects to a standard Windows metafile. With the LEADTOOLS SDK, you can choose between low level access to the annotations, or you can implement annotation support through a fully automated user interface presentation mode with a ready to use customizable toolbar, pop-up menus and property dialogs. The annotation features provided in LEADTOOLS can be used in any application where image markup is required.

Key Features: (* Only available in .NET classes. ** Not available in .NET classes.)

Create any of the following objects: RTF, Text Pointer, PolyRuler, Hot Spot, Rubber Stamps, Text, Button, Note, and more.

Object oriented class hierarchy that lets you easily customize any built-in object or create your own from scratch.*

100% support for standard .NET serialization.*

Save annotations in XML format.

Alpha background fill option.

Flicker free double buffered support. Annotation objects can be fixed in the container.**

Ruler annotation can be easily and automatically calibrated.

Tick marks for the Ruler, PolyRuler, Cross-Product and Protractor objects.

Implement automated annotation support.

Implement annotation passwords (case-sensitive) providing security for every object.

Implement hyperlinks for every object. Hyperlinks can be user defined messages, programs to run, or jumps to Web pages.

Custom cursor support for Annotation Automation object.

Modify text strings used in automated annotation support.

Scale and position a group to fit the displayed bitmap.

Group and ungroup objects. Apply an object or group to a bitmap.

Print an object or group. Size and position an object or group.

Rotate, flip, reverse, or shear an object or group. Rotate WMF/EMF Stamp objects.

Save annotations as an external LEAD file, WMF file, or as a WANG compatible tag inside a TIFF file.

Save an object or group in a file, on the Windows clipboard, as a file in memory (this is useful for database support), or in a database using OLEDB or VB data binding. **

Text object can import and export to and from a file. ** Text object supports tokens (date, time, username, etc..) **

Control over where optional annotation name or title is displayed.

Multi-page annotation support.

Mask areas of an image with encryption.

All processes and changes to annotation objects fire an event message.

Horizontal alignment property for text objects. UserData property for all objects that is loaded and saved with the annotation object.

Customizable object handles allow you to change the user interface of LEAD predefined objects, as well as create your own new annotation objects.

General Imaging Features:

Making the LEADTOOLS Document Imaging product line the most diverse and robust document imaging product available, LEAD has also included general (bitonal, grayscale and color) imaging features including Image Processing, Color Conversion, Display, Special Effects (choose from more than 2000 effects), Compression, Image Format (import/export), Printing, Internet/intranet imaging (Web Forms), Database imaging, Imaging Common Dialogs and Screen Capture.

Image Display, Memory and Processing Optimizations (Bitonal Scaling): (*Only available in LEADTOOLS Document Imaging or Medical Imaging Toolkits. †Only available in LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Toolkits.)

LEAD Technologies continually reviews and adds file format support to give your application control over the display of almost any Raster or Vector image (only available in LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging SDK) you encounter. LEADTOOLS currently supports over 150 different image formats and sub formats, each of which has its own unique set of load/save/display options, which may encompass varying types and/or degrees of compression, a range of image information bit-depths, progressive (multi-pass) image display, the ability to maintain multi-page or multi-channel images, animations, or non-image data, just to name a few. You can depend on LEAD Technologies to provide you with the support you need to give your application control over the display of almost any image you encounter. Image display can be subdivided into two groups: raster image display and vector image display. These groups are described in more detail in the following sections.

Raster Image Display

LEADTOOLS provides numerous functions to let you take control of your application's image display. Control brightness and contrast settings, color reduction with dithering and palette control, scaling/fitting, enlargement/reduction, panning, scrolling, painting with transparency and/or regions.

Further, LEADTOOLS provides high level image-list and thumbnail browser controls, a special magnifying-glass feature, an automated pan-window control, and a Zoom View control that allows you to annoate pre-defined zoomed regions.

Key Features

Intensity, contrast and gamma correction - LEADTOOLS renders an image of any color depth (1 to 64 bit † ) to any display device, automatically handling any color reduction or expansion. Changes can be applied to the display without affecting the original data. If desired, color reduction and display settings can be rendered into the image (See Image Processing). You can render images with a color specified as transparent.

Dithering - Images can be automatically dithered to match the output display device on the fly, without changing the image in memory. Specify the dithering method for images that have more bits per pixel than the current video mode. The following are options can enhance the quality of your image display:

Normal dithering (using error diffusion).

Ordered dithering, faster but less accurate than normal.

[DLL only] No dithering, which relies on the display device for color reduction.

Position and Scale - Position the displayed image, and zoom in or out (enlarge or reduce) by scaling and clipping. Use nearest neighbor (fastest), bilinear (fast-good quality) or bicubic (best quality) resampling for enlarged/reduced display size. Specify a source rectangle (portion of source image to paint) and destination rectangle (position on screen or drawing surface on which to paint it) for complete control over image zoom and position. Or, specify higher level properties like ZoomFactor (fit-to-window preserving aspect ratio, stretch to entire window, fit-to-width, 1:1 normal display).

Display Enhancement - Using our Document and Medical toolkits, when displaying 1-bit (black-and-white) images, to enhance the quality of display you can:

Specify a scale-to-gray option *, which increases the clarity of the 1-bit images when they are scaled (zoomed out).

Specify a favor-black option *, which prevents loss of details, such as fine lines, when an image is scaled down (zoomed out).

The rotated display feature allows rendering images rotated in 90-degree increments without changing the image in memory. Large 1-bit images can remain compressed in memory while decompressing only the portion needed for display*.

Automated Controls - When working with the ActiveX, COM, or .NET controls, you can set properties which determine the way that images are displayed in the control, such as AutoScroll (automated scroll bars), AutoSize (snap control to image), PaintSizeMode (1:1 scale, fit image to control, zoomed at specified magnification factors).

When used with the AutoScroll option, all Scroll Bar activity is automatic (scroll bars respond to programmatic changes of display settings, and display settings are updated by user's use of scroll bars).

Palette Control - If the display mode is 256 colors or less, you can use a palette already associated with the image, or use a fixed palette to eliminate palette (color) shifting when displaying more than one image at a time.

Image List and Thumbnail Browser Controls - Display and manipulate a list of images as an array of thumbnails using the ImageList Control, or use the Thumbnail Browser for browsing entire directories of image files.

Pan Window - The automated pan window enables navigation through a large image using a small thumbnail view.

Zoom View - Our Document and Medical toolkits include a Zoom View control that allows you to display and/or annotate multiple pre-defined zoomed regions.

Regions of Interest - Display an automated rubberband (rectangle, ellipse or freehand) to mark an area and create a region of interest.

Paint an image only in a selected region of interest, or paint an image with transparency (any pixels which are the selected transparent color are not painted).

Zoom in on a selected area. Use with automated rubberbanding for entirely automated behavior, or specify selected area in code.

Drawing - Define the client area of a LEAD control as a display surface where you can use Windows graphics device interface (GDI) functions for drawing or adding text. (You can also get a display surface derived from the actual image stored in memory in order to use Windows GDI to draw permanently into the image - see Image Processing: Drawing.

Apply Effects - Apply any of over 2000 Special Effects, such as wipes, fades, dissolves, transitions commonly used in slide presentations.

Complete Control - When painting images on any video device, you can:

Selectively force repainting of the image in a LEAD control to avoid unnecessary repaints, or use AutoRepainting to automate all display updates.

Limit the area to be painted by specifying the source and destination clipping areas (independent of source and destination rectangles which position image on screen).

Use Double Buffer painting to eliminate flicker when painting.

se a buffer as the source to paint. (Can be used, for example, to paint an image as it is being loaded)

Specify an option for fast painting (without device error checking).

Apply ROP codes, which determine how to interact with the existing image on the screen. (not supported in .NET).

Vector Image Display: (Only available in LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging SDK)

The LEADTOOLS Vector Image Display features provide support for 2D and 3D Vector formats. Support for primitive objects include Arc, Bitmap, Brush, Camera, Circle, Clone, Ellipse, Elliptical Arc, Font, Group, Layer, Line, Pen, Pie, Chord, Poly Draw, Polygon, Poly Line, Poly Bezier, Raster, Rectangle, Text, Vertex and Clipping objects. Vector images can also be rotated, scaled and translated as a whole (not individual objects) for display purposes. In addition there are low and high-level functions to control the view of vector drawings include zooming (both uniform or around any axis), panning, rotation (around any axis) and anti-aliasing. Vector drawings can be scaled to any resolution desired without distorting the original image, ensuring that fine details of the drawing will not be lost during printing.

Specialized Storage and Compression:

Includes JBIG2, ABIC, JPEG2000 and LEAD CMW.

Mixed Raster Content (MRC) uses a technique of dividing images into image and text components and then uses a compression suited for that type of image to get the best compression and quality possible

JBIG is a bitonal image compression that uses several advanced techniques to compress bitonal images with no loss and consistently maintains much better compression ratios as compared to CCITT compression techniques

JBIG2 is superior to LZW, TIFF Group 4 and other 1 bit compression

ABIC is a compression format for compressing check images

CMW is an advanced compression that is better than JPEG2000 in quality, speed and compression ratios. LEADTOOLS CMW includes support for multiple resolutions. This makes your applications faster and more memory efficient because the entire file does not have to be loaded and decompressed just to load a low resolution image

LEADTOOLS ABC is LEAD's new LOSSLESS black and white image compression

Image Acquisition - Fast TWAIN - Scanners, Digital Cameras, Capture Cards

LEADTOOLS provides a powerful set of tools spanning the full spectrum of digital imaging, including in-depth support for image acquisition through industry standard interfaces from a wide variety of hardware devices.

With LEADTOOLS you can control any scanner, digital camera or capture card that has a TWAIN or WIA (32 or 64 bit) device driver. High-level acquisition support is included for ease of use while low-level functionality is provided for flexibility and control in even the most demanding applications.

Using LEADTOOLS Scanning capabilities, your application can:

Use the default user interface included with the TWAIN driver.

Create your own user interface to the driver interface to expose only the functionality you want to expose.

Negotiate the TWAIN File System used for digital cameras.

Bypass the interface entirely for completely automated tasks or batch scanning.

Control the type of image as supported by the device which is acquired (black & white, b/w with halftone, grayscale, color, etc...).

Control the resolution (dpi), position, size, and orientation of the image to be acquired.

Use the automated document feeder for single and multi-page scans, including support for duplex scanning.

Use supplied events and callbacks to code your own special per-page processing.

Selection dialog to select a TWAIN source or select a TWAIN source in code.

Use of native, buffered memory or file transfer modes when acquiring from a TWAIN device.

Flexibility to get and set all TWAIN v1.9 capabilities that the device's TWAIN driver supports.

Save of the device's TWAIN capability settings to a template file, helping to save multiple settings of sources and load them as needed.

Buffered memory transfer mode includes compression support. The scan data can be compressed using JPEG, RLE, BITFIELDS, GROUP 3, GROUP 4 or PACKBITS to reduce the data transfer bottle neck.

Automatic selection of optimal device settings for speed. See LEADTOOLS Fast Twain for more information.

Save buffered memory transfer data directly to a file.

Get the Extended Image Info that some TWAIN scanner driver supports. For example, if the scanner driver supports reading barcodes or patch codes, then that information could be retrieved via LEADTOOLS TWAIN support.

With the LEADTOOLS TWAIN support, you can do anything that your TWAIN v1.9 driver supports. If your TWAIN driver is not v1.9 or does not support a functionality listed above, then LEADTOOLS will support all of the features that the driver has that are compatible with the TWAIN v1.9 specification.

LEADTOOLS TWAIN support gives your applications access to the wide variety of devices which can acquire images via TWAIN from manufacturers such as Kodak, Hewlett Packard, Microtek, Logitech, Canon and Fujitsu.

Document Cleanup:

Scanned documents often contain undesired elements, such as specks, dots, black borders, lines, and hole-punch marks.

LEADTOOLS provides powerful functions that can clean up documents by detecting and removing these elements. This class of LEAD functions each supply a "hook" into the API decision making process, allowing the programmer to obtain information about every detected element, and to use the information to tailor the function to meet his needs. Each function can also optionally return a region corresponding to any proposed changes, allowing for end-user "preview" capabilities.

These new features, along with the deskew, dilation, erosion, min and max filters give LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK the power and flexibility you need when working with scanned documents.

The document clean-up functionality includes:

Deskew - Automatically rotates an image to straighten it by using elements in the image to determine the skew angle. This function typically is used to automatically straighten scanned images

Deskew Check - Similar to the normal deskew, but uses elements specific to check images to determine the skew angle. Useful for correcting alignment errors during automated check scanning

Blank Page Detect - Determines whether the scanned image is a blank page or not. This function helps to reduce disk storage requirements for scanned images. Despeckle - Removes noise from images without blurring edges

Border removal - Remove any or all image borders (black borders surrounding scanned document), with the ability to specify tolerance level for amount of noise, maximum border size, and variability of border size

Dot removal - Remove dots, specks, and blobs from documents, specifying min and max dot size

Hole Punch removal - Remove hole-punch artifacts, specifying min and max hole size and count

Line removal - Remove horizontal and vertical lines from scanned images, with the ability to specify minimum line length, maximum line width, maximum gap for dashed or otherwise broken lines, tolerance values for line width variance, and other parameters to ensure that valid image obects are preserved

Smoothing - Smooth the nicks and bumps on scanned text characters (or any black-on-white objects), specifying the minimum bump size

Text Inversion - Areas on scanned image of white text (or line objects) on a black background are detected and inverted to black-on-white. You can specify minimum size and min and max percent-black of regions to be detected

LEADTOOLS ePrint Integration:

LEAD offers an entire line of LEADTOOLS imaging toolkits for programmers who wish to add imaging functionality to their applications. LEADTOOLS is the engine that ePrint is based upon, and offers the flexibility to accomplish any imaging development task. If you need an imaging toolkit for file format support and conversion, image processing, compression, and more, then LEADTOOLS is for you.

Benefits of Integrating ePrint with LEADTOOLS:

Create ways to export file formats from existing applications

Control the workflow of the print job (print logging, add print jobs to a database, etc)

ePrint is another way to get images and data into LEADTOOLS

and much more

Unicode Support:

Unicode is a character encoding standard developed by the Unicode Consortium. The aim of the standard is to provide a universal way of encoding characters of any language, regardless of the computer system or platform being used. The core of Unicode, known as the Basic Multi-lingual Plane, contains space for over 65,000 characters. These include some 49,000 characters from the world's languages, include letters from alphabets, ideographs used in writing systems such as Chinese, and other characters such as currency and mathematical symbols. In addition to these, space is available for custom use, and supplementary code points are available for characters used in languages such as Chinese, where the total number of characters is not quantifiable.

The following LEADTOOLS features have been ported to support unicode:

Programming interfaces that include unicode support:


LEADTOOLS C++ Class libraries


LEADTOOLS .NET Class Libraries

Raster Imaging features that support unicode:

File loading and saving

Image display

Common dialogs

Image processing


Digital Paint features

Screen capture

Special effects

Internet imaging



Document Imaging features that support unicode:



Imaging processing


OCR (Document Imaging)

Medical Imaging features that support unicode:

DICOM and DICOM Communications

Other features that support unicode:



LEADTOOLS products that include unicode support:


LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging

Programming Interfaces:

Included programming interfaces: low level C DLL, C++ class libraries, COM objects, .NET class libraries and WPF XAML controls. LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro, Document and Medical Imaging products ship with sample source code for C, Visual C++ (MFC), VB, VB.NET and C#. Supported OS: 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows.

The following products include the Document Imaging SDK

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging

What's New in LEADTOOLS Version 19

Product Line Changes

Over the years, LEAD has received valuable feedback and insight into what features are most popular with its customers. Armed with that info, the LEADTOOLS Version 19 product line has been bundled and simplified with regards to its add-on structure. The Barcode add-on modules have been moved into specific value-oriented bundle products within the Pro Imaging Family, and are now included in Document Imaging. The HTML5 modules are now bundled with the top-tier "Suite" product in each family.

Pro Imaging Family

Imaging Pro SDK

Barcode Pro SDK


Pro Suite SDK

Document Imaging Family

Document Imaging SDK (includes Barcode 1D and 2D)

Recognition Imaging SDK

Document Imaging Suite SDK

OCR Advantage Module (included in Recognition Imaging and Document Imaging Suite)

OCR Professional Module

Arabic OCR Professional Module

Asian OCR Professional Module

ICR Professional Module

Medical Imaging Family

Medical Imaging SDK

PACS Imaging SDK

Medical Imaging Suite SDK

Medical Multimedia Module (included in Medical Imaging Suite)

Dental Display Module (new Medical Imaging Suite add-on)

Any Document Imaging Add-on

Multimedia Imaging Family

Multimedia SDK

Multimedia Suite SDK

DVD Module (included in Multimedia Suite)

Video Streaming Module (included in Multimedia Suite)

MPEG-2 Transport Module (included in Multimedia Suite)

Changes to the Document Engine in version 19

Documents SDK

Framework for creating, reading and writing raster and SVG images, annotations, thumbnails, text data and metadata from supported document types

Document Converter - Convert PDF & office formats at 100% accuracy without the need for OCR

Document Viewer - View any format with text search, annotations, lazy loading, and SVG rendering

Document Writers - Redesigned to use cross-platform SVG rather than Windows-only EMF

Comprehensive support for today's most popular document, vector and raster image formats

Adobe Acrobat PDF and PDF/A

Microsoft Office DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX and PPT/PPTX, PST, EML, MSG and XPS formats

CAD formats such as DXF, DWG and DWF

TIFF, JPEG, PNG, EXIF, BMP and hundreds more raster image formats

Plain Text, RTF, HTML, MOBI, ePUB and more


Document Writers formats





Forms Recognition and Processing

Unstructured and semi-structured form types


Passport & MRZ

Driver's License & ID

Checks & MICR

Redesigned demos with advanced editors for all form types

Significant speed improvements

Drop-out pre-processing algorithm


Improved OCR accuracy across all languages including East Asian and Arabic

Enhanced auto-zone algorithm

More efficient memory usage

Improved detection of foreground and background colors for text areas

Manual and automated perspective deskew algorithm improves the recognition of perspectival skewed images with 3D Deskew filtering


Across-the-board speed improvements

Load text, vector graphics, and raster images from PDF without rasterizing

Enhanced rasterization and thumbnail generation

PDF Optimizer tool for reducing document size

Compression options including JPEG2000

Extraction of resources including fonts, text, bookmarks, metadata, etc.

Image extraction and decoding

Options for controlling PDF document Initial View including AutoPrint

WinRT PDF libraries


Multi-container annotations

Annotation and markup object types

Text-based review annotation types similar to Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word

Bates Stamp

Filled-in arrowhead

Auto-resize option for wrapped objects

Improved options for loading and saving annotations

Drag and drop annotations between containers

Convert LEADTOOLS core annotations to PDF annotations

Use Image Viewer Control's Interactive Modes and Automated Annotations simultaneously


Barcode types (read and write)

Micro QR Code

Aztec Code


Reading flipped QR Codes

Document Cleanup Image Processing Functions

Auto Border Remove

Auto Content Enlarger

Auto Multi-page Splitter

Blur Extend Detection

Glare Detection

Image Alignment

Signal to Noise Ratio

Text Blur Detection

Improved Support for Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)

Version 18 updated

What's New in the LEADTOOLS Document Engine

Faster and more accurate results for all OCR engines

Added support for OCR in Linux

Redesigned and expanded Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) Algorithm

Increased performance of PDF I/O operations

Full support for Microsoft Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)

Enhanced Office file format (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS & XLSX) loading speed and display quality

LEADTOOLS Version 18.

This new release is highlighted by new LEADTOOLS Anywhere™ native libraries for WinRT, iOS, OS X, Android and Linux, along with major updates to LEADTOOLS Document, Medical and Multimedia technology for Win32/64, .NET and HTML5.

LEADTOOLS Anywhere™ extends LEAD Technologies' award winning LEADTOOLS Imaging SDKs to every major development platform. This initiative began last year with the release of SDKs for HTML5 and WinRT. The HTML5 SDKs made it possible to develop zero footprint web applications and WinRT laid the necessary foundation for porting LEADTOOLS to other native platforms. With LEADTOOLS 18, LEAD has further expanded the reach of its Imaging SDKs by offering native libraries for iOS, OS X, Android and Linux development. All core LEADTOOLS imaging technology is natively supported in each of these platforms, including viewing, annotation and markup, OCR, OMR, forms processing, 1D and 2D barcode, PDF, DICOM and support for over 150 file formats and 200 image processing functions.

LEAD Technologies have released a major update to 17.5

What's new in the LEADTOOLS HTML5 SDKs

Both the document and medical HTML5 image viewer controls received major improvements to their ease of use, image display quality, and browser compatibility. Additionally, many new features and enhancements were added to the Zero Footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer and its customizable web application, further establishing LEADTOOLS as the most powerful zero footprint DICOM SDK on the market.

General HTML5 Image Viewer Control

Support for attaching any interactive mode to mouse wheel

Display bitonal images using Scale to Gray interpolation

New web service for converting existing LEAD annotation files to HTML5 / JavaScript format

Medical HTML5 Viewer and Demo

Drag and Drop support

Faster window level

Comprehensive support for signed image display

Full support for DICOM display properties and tags

Modality & Linear Modality LUT

VOI & Linear VOI LUT

Min / Max Value

High Bit & Bits Allocated

Photometric Interpretation

Gesture sensitivity and custom palette support for window level

Added Cine Playback

Added reset to original window level value option

Screen Capture support

Burn annotations and save as PNG / JPEG to local machine

Burn annotations and save as derived series in local archive

What's new in the LEADTOOLS Document Engine

The extensive and diverse technology in the LEADTOOLS Document Engine received many improvements in speed, recognition accuracy, document formats supported and searchable text output quality.


Support for reading and writing PDF annotations













Added read and write support for latest PDF specification (v1.7)

Improved text extraction speed with full Unicode support


Dramatically improved recognition accuracy in Advantage OCR engine

Advantage OCR 50% faster including auto table detection

Underline font style detection

New algorithm for recognizing alphanumeric codes that do not correspond to a dictionary (e.g. passport number, IDs, etc.)

Numeric Zone Type in Advantage OCR Engine

Other Document Engine Updates

Improved formatted output for Office formats (DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX)

Added support for saving large JBIG2 files greater than several GB

Up to 30% faster recognition speed for 1D Linear Barcodes

What's New in the LEADTOOLS Imaging and Vector Engines

The Imaging and Vector engines received several updates improving and extending their file format support.

Load / Convert HTML into a raster image

Rasterize vector files (DXF, DWG, SVG and more) in the .NET interface

Additional vector options for rasterizing vector drawings such as background fill, bits per pixel and transformation

RLE compression for PCL

Support for gradient fill and EM units in SVG

What's new in Leadtools Document Imaging SDK V17.5

Detect, read and write Barcodes in Silverlight and Windows Phone

New high-level Barcode design for .NETsimplifies adding support for all barcode types in your application without any special knowledge of barcode symbologies

Dramatically increased barcode recognition speed by up to 9X

Automated cleanup for barcodes

PDF updates and improvements

PDF runtime now requires only a single DLL for distribution

Merge multiple PDF or Postscript files into a single PDF document

Split a PDF into multiple documents

Extract text with properties such as bounding rectangle, font information and color

Extract hyperlinks, bookmarks and internal links

Load and save PDF metadata such as Title, Author, Subject, Keywords and Producer

New PDF Document Editor with extended support for adding, replacing, and deleting pages in any PDF file

Enhanced PDF encryption support

Convert Postscript files to PDF with full control over distiller, encryption and compatability settings

Convert existing PDF files to linearized PDFs(optimized for web viewing)

Convert existing PDF files to PDF/A-1B

Save fully customized UNICODE Bookmarks in PDF files

Added support for multi-threaded PDF load

Added support for writing PDF 1.3 and 1.6

New PDF Info Extractor gets information about PDF version, image width, height, bit depth, compression and DPI

OCR Advantage Engine updates and improvements

AutoZone has been improved to provide fewer, more accurate zones, improving OCR results

Dramatically accelerated AutoZone detection, improving overall performance for OCR

Faster Advanced Table Detection, providing better performance when dealing with documents containing tables

New image pre-processing features to improve OCR results including fixing broken letters, dithered text, inverted text and more.

Now supports the following languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese

Added support for built-in Spellcheckingincluding NHunspell and Microsoft's System.Windows.Controls.SpellCheck engines

Enhancements to Existing File Formats

Support for loading Office 2007 formats: DOCX, XLSX and PPTX

Optimized load performance for DOC format

Added ability to load Office formats from memory

Added support for JBIG2 with non-sequential headers (i.e. random access)

Support for loading refinement segments in JBIG2 format

Increased the speed of the Line Remove image processing function

New ImageColorType function for detecting whether the image is mostly black and white, grayscale or color.

Virtual Printer now supports network printing

Build professional document imaging into your applications.

Pricing: LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Runtimes 1 User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 1 up to 9 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Runtimes 1 User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 10 up to 24 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Runtimes 1 User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 25 up to 49 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Runtimes 1 User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 50 up to 99 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Runtimes 1 User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 100 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Concurrent User Runtimes 1 Concurrent User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 1 up to 9 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Concurrent User Runtimes 1 Concurrent User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 10 up to 24 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Concurrent User Runtimes 1 Concurrent User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 25 up to 49 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Concurrent User Runtimes 1 Concurrent User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 50 up to 99 Users, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging 19 Concurrent User Runtimes 1 Concurrent User Annual Internal Deployment Runtime License, per User from 100 Users

Evals & Downloads: Read the LEADTOOLS products Help files, Read the LEADTOOLS Licensing Help file, Read the LEADTOOLS End User License Agreement, LEADTOOLS Online Licensing Help, Download the LEADTOOLS Main V19 evaluation for Windows on to your computer - Expires after 60 days

Operating System for Deployment: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Phone 7, MacOS 10.7, iOS 6.0, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Architecture of Product: 32Bit, 64Bit

Product Type: Component, Add-In

Component Type: ASP.NET AJAX (ATLAS), .NET WinForms, .NET Class, .NET WCF, .NET WPF, Silverlight, .NET WF, Windows Runtime Controls, DLL, VC++ Class Library

Compatible Containers: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, Microsoft Visual Basic 2012, Microsoft Visual Basic 2010, Microsoft Visual Basic 2008, Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0, Microsoft Visual C# 2012, Microsoft Visual C# 2010, Microsoft Visual C# 2008, Microsoft Visual C# 2005, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, CodeGear C++ (formerly Borland), CodeGear C++ 5.0 (formerly Borland), Visual dBase 7.0, Sybase PowerBuilder 6.0, Sybase PowerBuilder 5.0, Watcom C/C++, .NET Framework 4.5, .NET Framework 4.0, .NET Framework 3.5, .NET Framework 3.0, .NET Framework 2.0, Silverlight 4, Silverlight 3, Xcode 4.5

Keywords: LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK, Doc Imaging document documents docs image image processing files annotation, bitonal display scale-to-gray favor-black

LEAD Technologies Image+50 Imaging+50 Toolkit+8 SDK+8, leadtools 17, leadtools V17, lead 17, lead v17, lead tools, lead tools 17, lead tools v17, lead tools v17.0, lead technologies

image images processing imaging

Imaging image images

Drawing Draw draws

Image images Compression compress compresses Conversion convert converting converts conversions

Scan scanning scanned scanner scans OCR optical character recognition

Part numbers: PC-510490-764528 510490-764528 PC-510490-764529 510490-764529 PC-510490-764530 510490-764530 PC-510490-764531 510490-764531 PC-510490-764532 510490-764532 PC-510490-764533 510490-764533 PC-510490-764534 510490-764534 PC-510490-764535 510490-764535 PC-510490-764536 510490-764536 PC-510490-764537 510490-764537

Product Search

Enter search words:

The Software Superstore for IT Professionals

As Official Distributors, ComponentSource offers convenient, one-stop shopping from 250+ Software Publishers specializing in Application Development & Operations.

More Info | About Us

Screenshot Gallery

Click for full screen preview

Screenshot of LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK - Runtimes - v19 Screenshot of LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK - Runtimes - v19 Screenshot of LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK - Runtimes - v19 Screenshot of LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK - Runtimes - v19 Screenshot of LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK - Runtimes - v19
Award Award Award