GdPicture.NET version 8 includes all needed features for developers to enjoy complete power and control over document handling.
Managed PDF plugin
- Read, Edit & Write PDF documents from file, or any Stream.
- Full support for incremental saving to preserve document content history.
- Repair corrupted documents.
- Pack documents and reuse existing resources to dramatically reduce file size.
- Works very fast on large documents.
- Strong objects serialization to produces 100% compliant and smaller PDF documents.
- Very fast text extraction engine, on whole page or ROI.
- Add / Extract Bitmaps & Fonts.
- Write text with font embedding support.
- Draw barcodes.
- Flatten form fields and annotations.
- Edit form fields.
- Manage PDF annotations (create, edit, remove).
- Support all encryption schemes for reading, and can encrypt documents in RC4 and AES 128 bits.
- Apply security to existing or new documents.
- Rasterize PDF pages to bitmap with high fidelity rendering and high speed.
- DigiSign documents.
- Merge / Split documents.
- Swap / Delete / Append / Move / Clone / Rotate pages.
- Full interaction with the GdViewer & the ThumbnailEx controls.
- Edit PDF document and display updated version on a Viewer in real-time.
- Set of low-level API to manipulate paths.
- Can work in multi-thread applications.
- And more...
XMP Annotation plugin
- Read & Write XMP annotation from PDF & Image.
- Full Unicode support.
- Many sophisticated annotations such as highlighted regions, free-hand, rubber stamps, sticky notes, connected lines, embedded images, polygons, text and more...
- Very fast rendering and manipulation.
- Annotations collection can be loaded/saved in XML format.
- Annotations collection can be stored as Metadata of the document.
- Annotations can be burnt on any document.
- Let your user to move, resize, rotate, scale any kind of annotation.
- Fully handle annotations by code or by user interaction or by code.
- Full support for blending.
- Full interaction with the GdViewer object.
- Full support for printing.
QR-Code Barcode Reader Plugin
- Detects QR-Code in more than 90 different image formats, including PDF.
- Detects multiple QR-Code barcodes from black & white, grayscale, paletized and color images.
- Returns the string value of each QR-Code barcode recognized.
- Detects QR-Code in more than 90 different image formats, including PDF
- Support for ECC error correction algorithm to recognize partially destroyed symbols.
- Fast, accurate & easy to use.
- And more...
Change in ThumbnailEx
- Lot of new methods, properties and events.
- Dramatically speed increasing when many items are loaded.
- MultiSelect support.
- Items reordering support by Drag & Drop.
Change in BookmarksTree
- Speed increasing
In GdPicture.NET version 7 we had 2 different PDF engines (1 reader & 1 writer).
For version 8 we have built a completely new .NET library from scratch.
Therefore, all functions related to PDF manipulation of the GdPictureImaging class have been deprecated and are now in the GdPicturePDF class.
- 100% AnyCPU SDK. GdPicture assemblies automatically work in 64-bit mode on 64 bit OS and in 32-bit mode on 32-bit OS.
- 100% compatible with Visual basic 6, Delphi, vfp (demo applications are provided).
- WEB support. GdPicture.NET can be used in Internet Explorer using the COM interop edition.
- Speed improvement of the Toolkit core + battery of bug fixes.
- Thread safe OCR engine that supports near 40 languages (now 100% of the GdPicture.NET SDK is thread safe).
- The OCR engine can produce PDF/A with unicode characters.
- OCR context support. Defines if the engine is processing document, single word, single character, text block, vertical text etc...
- Full annotation support for PDF and images including sticky notes, free hand, rubber stamps, shapes and more…
- Full managed PDF support (32 bit and 64 bit): Edit existing PDF, split & merge documents, swap pages, Edit pages, apply digital signature, uncrypt, add watermarks and barcodes etc…
- Improvement of the AutoCrop engine.
- Improvement of the AutoDeskew engine.
- Improvement of the Punch Hole Removal engine filter.
- New Form Dropout document imaging filter.
- Asynchronous FTP/HTTP transfer support (for upload & download).
- Improvement of the PDF rendering engine.
- Improvement of the Forms processing Plugin accuracy & speed.
- Huge speed improvement of the OMR detection engine.
- Improvement of the accuracy of the 1D barcode reader engine.
- New Subtract background filter.
- Improvement of the speed & accuracy of the automatic page orientation detection.
- New Bin samples.
- New Demo applications.
- Demo application and better support for ActiveX and WPF integration.