Understanding GdPicture.NET

From a physical point of view, GdPicture.NET toolkit is an all-in-one package Document Imaging SDK software.

But from a logical point of view, our software is “divided” into :

This logical separation is achieved through the commercial licensing mechanism, as a toolkit Edition commercial license selectively unlocks features belonging to that given Edition while a plugin commercial license unlocks the given plugin.
Please note that our evaluation (demo) licenses unlocks everything, so all features and all plugins are at your disposal for testing.

Toolkit Editions are actually sets of features packaged to meet the needs of a certain scope of work.
They also constitute the core support for plugins. As plugins do not work independently they need a toolkit Edition core to be logically added-on to.
The way different features are available through different toolkit Editions is detailed in the Comparison Matrix page.

GdPicture.NET Toolkit Editions are :

  • Document Imaging SDK ULTIMATE Edition
    Includes all features and all plugins we have ever developed. As it includes all plugins, no additional plugin license is required should you opt for this product.
  • Document Imaging SDK Edition
    Includes all developed features for core toolkit. We use the name “document” to designate both image formats and PDF. Additional plugin license is required, should you need any of the plugins.
  • Image SDK Edition
    Oriented towards image file formats only (not PDF). This Edition is meant for users needing to process images (no scanning). Allows plugin(s) to be added via additional license(s)
  • TWAIN SDK Edition
    This Edition is oriented for TWAIN scanning (not WIA) and image post-processing purposes, allowing PDF creation (“Save as PDF”) but not PDF viewing. Resulting PDF files can be viewed via Adobe Reader or other PDF viewers. Allows plugin(s) to be added via additional license(s).
  • Document Viewer SDK Edition
    This Edition is only meant for viewing and printing documents (image + PDF file formats). Being exclusively oriented to document (image and PDF) viewing, this Edition is the only one not allowing plugins to be added.

PDF viewing is a toolkit-related feature (not PDF plugin-related). Therefore, in order to view PDF files using our SDK you will need one of the following Editions:

  • Document Imaging ULTIMATE SDK Edition
  • Document Imaging SDK Edition
  • Document Viewer SDK Edition

Before evaluating or buying our products you might also be interested in reading our EULA or seeing our upgrade policies.

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