LEADTOOLS adds significant new features

Released: Sep 14, 2012

Updates in this release

Updates in 17.5

Imaging and Vector Engines

  • Load / Convert HTML into a raster image
  • Rasterize vector files (DXF, DWG, SVG) via .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

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
  • Gesture sensitivity and custom palette support for window level
  • Added Cine Playback
  • Added reset to original window level value option
  • Screen Capture support


  • 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
  • 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

Document Engine

  • 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

Medical Viewer Control

  • Improved annotation support including multi-select, lock object, events and more
  • Single action can now be assigned to multiple buttons
  • Ability to use Magnify Glass without clicking mouse button
  • Optimized stack operation
  • Dramatically decreased image load times
  • Probe tool enhancements including signed image and custom text support
  • New display features and usability enhancements
  • Cine playback features including frames per second and window level
  • Programmatically control window level, image offset and viewer splitters

Medical Engine

  • Added support for unified window level values for MPR windows and 3D volume
  • New Rules Add-in which allows for custom scripting of any event or action
  • Updated support for latest DICOM Specifications