Newtone releases ImageKit.NET2

New version adds annotation and editing capabilities, webcam control, PDF export and wider format support.
October 12, 2009 - 0:00
Feature Release

ImageKit.NET lets you add image-processing functionality to your .NET applications quickly and easily. Retrieve images from TWAIN scanners and digital cameras, load and save image files in a variety of formats, apply image filters and transformations to your images; display images in the display, pan window, or thumbnail controls. ImageKit.NET contains components for both Windows Forms and Web Forms applications.

Updates in ImageKit.NET2

  • Annotate images in the ImageKit Control
    The ImageKit control allows you to annotate images by displaying text, lines, and various shapes on top of the images loaded in the ImageKit Control. All annotation objects can be saved independently of the image they annotate. Saved annotations can be loaded onto different images. Annotations can be edited after they are created, they can be moved, reshaped, rotated, etc. Annotations can be embedded into image files. Annotation methods may be called with code or used via the new Toolbar Control.
  • Annotate images with the Toolbar Control
    The new Toolbar Control is a user friendly interface that lets you annotate images visually! Simply place the Toolbar Control on your form, set it to correspond to the ImageKit Control and thats it. You can now use any or all annotation functions to edit or annotate your images, without writing a single line of code. Use the Toolbar Control on a MDI with a standard toolbar and instantly create and easy to use painting application.
  • Draw text, lines, shapes, and other annotation objects
    Create straight lines, polylines, polygons, ellipses, pen (free hand lines), text, etc. Each is a distinct annotation object that can be placed on the loaded image, displayed, moved, altered, saved to file, or embedded in the image. By setting a file name, the PasteImage annotation object can paste a new image in the ImageKit Control. Objects are drawn by annotation methods that can be accessed via the toolbar or called independently by code. The toolbar can be designed to contain only those functions that you specify.
  • Edit the Annotation Objects
    After creating annotation objects and placing them on an image, the objects can be moved, their shapes or contents altered, rotated, and so on. By right clicking the selected annotation objects context menu is displayed where various annotation and editing functions are available. Any functions available through the toolbar or context menu can also be called independently in the annotation methods. From the Context Menu select "Properties" and display the dialog below. This allows you to edit the annotation object after it has been created.
  • Saving and Loading the Annotation File
    All annotation objects and settings can be saved in an annotation file that is independent from the image on which the annotations were drawn. The annotation objects saved in the annotation file can be loaded again and displayed on any image, not just the image on which they were originally drawn. Since the annotation file is an xml file, it is even possible to edit the annotations without loading them by using a text editor.
  • Embed annotations into the image (rasterize annotations)
    All annotation objects drawn on images in the ImageKit Control can be rasterized and embedded in the image data. The resulting image can be saved in any format supported by the ImageKit.NET2.
  • Web Camera Controls
    These controls provide functions to preview and record movies in avi format and to play movies in avi, mpeg, and other formats.
  • Position Images
    Position images in the ImageKit Control. In scale display a small image is centered in the ImageKit Control by default. Now, you can position it anywhere within the ImageKit Control. In actual display mode, even large images can be positioned in the ImageKit Control.
  • Deskew Images
    When a scanned image or an image saved to file is skewed, use the deskew function to repair it.
  • Save images to PDF Document
    Save BMP or JPEG images in PDF documents using these easy to use steps: start a pdf document; add a page; add images to the page in specified locations; end the page; and end the document.
  • Expanded Image File Format Support
    The ImageKit.NET2 includes a Plugin (Win32 Dll Files) that expand support for image formats not supported by standard .Net Framework. By including these plugin files with your application you can load and save JPEG2000 (Part1), Jpeg Progressive DCT, BMP Compressed (4 bit and 8 bit), and FPX image files.
  • Improved File Transfer
    FTP and HTTP file transfer methods now support image data in byte array.

About Newtone

Newtone Corporation was founded in Japan in 1989. It is committed to providing the finest custom software solutions and software development components to individuals and corporations worldwide. Aside from making and distributing its own products, Newtone Corporation localizes and distributes various products in the Japanese market.

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