GdPicture.NET Editions Comparison Matrix

Important:
GdPicture.NET is one of the most complete Imaging SDK of the market. It includes several thousands of features. Despite all our efforts to synthesize and maintain all the supported functionalities up-to-date, you may not find what you are looking for in the comparison chart. But it does not mean that it is not available! In such a case, we suggest you to contact our team for further information through our Quick Contact Form.

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General Features

Ultimate Document Imaging Image TWAIN Document Viewer Partner

ActiveX, COM automation & Internet Explorer support.

Use GdPicture.NET controls in Delphi, Windev, VB6, vbscript, javascript, client side in Windows HTML, ASP.NET, PHP applications...

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Image printing.

A wide range of printing capabilities including single page and multi-page document support is available: dialog boxes printing, printers enumeration, quality control, page-range, position selection and orientation printing support, stretch or zoom an image to a specific size, access to network printers and more.

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Image rendering.

Choose from a set of low level functions to render image or image portions on any kind of logical destinations such as HDC, HWND, Graphics object, dib, Hbitmap, Bitmap.

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Source streaming.

Handle documents from any possible source such as binary handle, bytes array, string, stream, clipboard, local file, file over network, HTTP remote server, ftp remote server with asynchronous loading support. Load image without decoding pixel* in order to quickly access information such as image properties, color profile and attached thumbnail.

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Formats

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Raster, metafile, PSD and RAW images loading.

Load TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, WMF, EMF, BMP, JPEG2000, WEBP, RAW, DNG, NEF, PSD, G3, HDR, EXR, TARGA, DDS, PNM, PBM, WBMP, XBM, PPM and 90 other image formats. Support images from 1-bit to 128-bit depth and files bigger than 2 GB.

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Raster image creation.

Save image to TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, JPEG-2000, WEBP, PBM, EXR, BMP, WBMP, WMF, XPM, TARGA… Full support for 16-bits per component pixel, RGB, RGBA, CMYK, CMYKA, RGB16, RGBA16, CMYK16 and CMYK16 images. Each encoder is highly customizable.

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Raster PDF creation.

Save image as PDF, including compression and encryption support.

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Full managed PDF extension.

The ultimate solution to fully support PDF and PDF/A. Create and modify existing PDF, print, split and merge PDFs, edit pages, apply digital signature, encrypt and uncrypt PDFs, draw vector content, draw raster images, draw barcodes, edit formfields, annotate, save as PDF with fast web view support, convert PDF to image and use thousands of other features...

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Multi-page TIFF manipulation.

Fully read and write multipage TIFF images. Merge images, swap page, delete page, insert page. Support for multi-compression is included. Multipage tiff creation with mixed compression support (JPEG & CCITT for example).

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DICOM files reading.

Handle medical-related images for viewing and analysis purpose: decode and view DICOM image files, supports all standards from the version 1 to the version 3, read all attached Tags (Patient, Study, Physician, Image), adjust dynamically Window width and level for images with a VOI LUT...

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JBIG2 extension (PDF, multipage image).

Read and compress bitonal images and bitmap embedded in PDF documents in JBIG2 format. This plugin supports single page and multipage JBIG2 image reading and writing.

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Multi-bitmap ICO and animated GIF manipulation.

Fully read and write animated GIF images. Merge frames, swap frames delete frame insert frame. Multi bitmap ICO is supported in read only mode.

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Viewing Support

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Raster image & metafile viewing.

Integrate features such as fast document displaying, creation of highlighted regions, customized render quality, mouse pan tool, mouse auto-zoom tool, area selection tool, gif animation, ability to catch user events and many other functionalities...

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PDF viewing.

Our featured PDF viewer supports full PDF 1.7 specifications. Encrypted documents can be opened, text can be searched and extracted, annotations and form fields can be rendered. PDF actions are fully supported (URL, external file and internal content navigation).

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PDF bookmark navigation control.

Include Usercontrol to allow PDF and image navigation through a fully-featured bookmark pannel. Gain full control over PDF outlines, navigation and actions (URL, external file and internal content navigation).

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Drawing Support

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Image drawing.

Draw an image on top of another with the operator of combination, then perform rotation, skew, transparency and clipping path. Alpha blending and masking are also fully supported.

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Shape drawing.

Draw Bezier curves, lines, circles, rectangles, ellipses, grids, pies and polygons with full alpha blending and pattern support.

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Text drawing.

Draw text (full support of unicode). Text can be fitted within textbox or aligned on a specific axe. Full alpha blending to draw watermarks or styled text is supported.

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Image Acquisition

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TWAIN scanning.

Include full TWAIN specification support, with low and high-level functions for setting, getting and negotiating all TWAIN 2.2 features. Any device's capability can be negotiated, like automatic blank page discarding, barcode detection, paper format detection, color dropout, duplex and more.

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WIA scanning.

Fully control imaging devices using the WIA protocol in native 32-bit or 64-bit mode with a few lines of code and a high level of stability. Document feeder, flatbed and camera support are included.

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Image Processing And Manipulation

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Filters & effects.

These functionalities include ROI processing and more than 100 effects and filters working in the native image bit-depth such as Median, Gaussian blur, Unsharp Mask, Despeckle, FloodFill, Red-eye removal, Background subtract, Emboss, Sharpen, Blur, Edge Detection and Twirl and Swirl. Adjust contrast, brightness and saturation as you wish... Full support for native 48-bit and 64-bit RGB(A) pixel format.

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Document image processing.

Any bit depth document filters such as auto-deskew, automatic borders removal, blank pages detection, automatic document orientation detection*, automatic invert of negative pages, form drop out and more.

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Bitonal document image processing.

Add dramatically fast filters dedicated to 1bpp bitmap such as characters repairing, automatic punch holes removal, lines removal, blobs removal and bitonal despeckle.

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Resizing & rotating.

Rotate by a 1000th angle degree precision with GPU usage, standard rotation and flips and resize image using 8 different interpolation algorithms.

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Color mapping & color profiles management.

RGB, RGBA, RGB16, RGBA16, CMYK, CMYKA, CMYK16, CMYKA16 color spaces handling. Set or get embedded ICC profile to image. Process image according embedded ICC profile. Convert colors using transformations, swap colors, manage color channels and apply remap color table.

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Image quantization and depth conversion.

Convert any color depth from 1-bit to 128-bit using efficient color quantization algorithms for images with indexed color palettes. Adaptive threshold and dithering mechanisms are provided.

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Histogram computing.

Compute histogram of color channel or of color entries for indexed bitmap (LUT).

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Direct image pixel access.

Directly read and write pixel buffer of any bitmap. Read and write full or part-pixel data using low-level functions. Get scanlines, extract pixel data from a region of interest.

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Color palette table manipulation.

Full support for Look up Table (LUT). Swap entries, remove color entry, make color transparent, shift channels, set and get full color palette table.

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Color and alpha channels manipulation.

Get functions for manipulation of color and alpha channels such scale drop, swap and remove.

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Lossless JPEG transformation.

Apply several transformations to a JPEG image without any quality loss such as rotations, flips and cropping.

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Barcode Support

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1D barcode drawing on images and PDF.

Draw more than 30 linear barcode types over image and PDF with custom color and orientation.

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1D barcode recognition on images and PDF.

Detect and decode nearly 20 industrial 1D barcode types from more than 90 document formats, such as Bitmap, Metafile and PDF.

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QR-Code and Micro QR-Code reading & writing on images and PDF.

Read and Write QrCode and Micro QR-Code barcodes in more than 90 document formats, including Bitmap, Metafile and PDF. Unicode text is supported.

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DataMatrix reading & writing on images and PDF.

Read and Write DataMatrix barcodes in more than 90 document formats, including Bitmap, Metafile and PDF.

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PDF417 reading & writing on images and PDF.

Read and Write PDF417 barcodes in more than 90 document formats, including Bitmap, Metafile and PDF.

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Forms Processing & OMR

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OMR and template recognition module.

Use template recognition to help to align an area to be processed by filters, OMR, OCR or barcode recognition. Use OMR to detect the content of a checkbox, fill-in-area, multiple choice examination form, or any area where highlighting is required to indicate a certain choice.

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Metadata Support

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EXIF, comments and animation tags reading.

Read exif tags (main, private, GPS, geotiff) from JPEG, RAW, WEBP and TIFF images. WANG annotations, maker notes, Photoshop resource and other private tags can be also obtained in they RAW form. Comment tags can be retrieved from JPEG, PNG and GIF images. Animation tags can be retrieved from animated GIF images.

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EXIF, comments and animation tags writing.

Write exif tags (main, private, GPS, geotiff) into JPEG, RAW, WEBP and TIFF images. WANG annotations, maker notes, Photoshop resource and other private tags can be also written from they RAW form. Comment tags can be written to JPEG, PNG and GIF images. Animation tags can be written into animated GIF images.

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XMP tag reading from PDF.

Read XMP tag from PDF.

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XMP tag reading from images.

Read XMP tag from JPEG, TIFF, RAW, WEBP and PNG images.

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XMP tag writing on images.

Write XMP tag into JPEG, TIFF, WEBP and PNG images.

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XMP tag writing on PDF.

Write XMP tag into PDF.

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IPTC tags reading.

Read IPTC tags from JPEG and TIFF images.

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IPTC tags writing.

Write IPTC tags into JPEG and TIFF images.

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Attached thumbnail handling.

Read and write attached thumbnail in image.

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Document Annotation

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GdPicture/XMP annotation module.

Add interactive annotation capabilities to your application such as custom annotations, bitmap, rubber-stamp, sticky notes, freehand, text, redaction, lines, arrows, highlighter and more… Include several sophisticated Usercontrols to manipulate annotations on the screen. Annotations can be embedded in PDF (in vector or raster format), JPEG, PNG and TIFF documents.

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

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GdPicture Tesseract OCR module.

Add to your application a fast and accurate OCR engine and the functionality to build searchable PDFs from scanned images or faxes. OCR any kind of image, retrieve characters, bounding boxes and confidence.

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Document Analysis

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Automatic document recognition.

Sophisticated engine designed for automatic document classification and categorization tasks will help you to identify invoices, checks, page separators and any other type of document.

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Color detection.

GdPicture Color Detection Plugin is an extension of GdPicture.NET which allows users to bring automatic color detection in their applications. It dramatically reduces the size of electronically stored documents to accelerate processing and file transfer.

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Thumbnail Support

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Thumbnail generation.

Create quickly high quality thumbnails with background color selection, get thumbnail from Metadata.

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Embedded image thumbnail support.

Read and write embedded thumbnail in TIFF, JPEG, RAW, WEBP, PSD, EXR and TARGA images.

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Thumbnail viewer control.

Add embeddable control to display thumbnails from raster image, metafile and PDF documents in asynchronous mode to maximize performances. The control can load a battery of documents (including PDFs) from files, folders or GdPicture Images.

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Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR)

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GdPicture MICR module

Decode CMC7 and E-13B characters from documents with outstanding speed and accuracy. Also detect and decode the MICR line from any structured document such as checks by analyzing the full page layout

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