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Using PDF Layers or Optional Content Groups (OCG) in GdPicture.NET

March 23, 2020

Communicating ideas in digital documents can often be made much clearer through the use of layers. Layers have been supported in PDF documents since version 1.5 through optional content groups (OCGs), also known as PDF layers. “Optional” is key here. OCGs allow us to group images or annotations together, then control their visibility based on […]

Business as Usual for GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware

March 18, 2020

Dear all, During these trying times, we hope that you and your loved ones are doing well. Since many countries are experiencing total or partial lockdowns, we wanted to give you some (spoiler: reassuring) information about our situation. If our brick and mortar offices in France are closed, following our government’s recommendations, our digital office […]

Microsoft PowerPoint Support in GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware

March 2, 2020

Hi Everyone, We released PowerPoint support a couple of weeks ago, and some of you may have already tried it. In today’s article, we’ll try to explain why it is such an important feature, and the different ways you can use it in our SDK. The format Whether you love or hate PowerPoint presentations, the […]

2019 Retrospective: A Year in Electronic Document Management

February 21, 2020

As we’re (already) reaching the end of February 2020 (and I’m still not writing faster), it is more than time to release our 2019 retrospective. A lot of things happened the past year, so it’s time to update your ORPALIS product to the latest version, if you haven’t done it in a while! What happened […]

PassportPDF at CES 2020: Impressions

February 10, 2020

Hi Everyone, We’re now back from CES where we presented our new PassportPDF solution to the public. We’re a bit late for this wrap-up, but what happened is that all of us who went to Vegas caught the flu on the way back (thank you, freezing planes and convention center!), which slowed things quite a […]

Methods with Losses: Mixed Raster Content (MRC) Compression

December 20, 2019

Previously in our PDF Optimization In-depth Series: 1. Introduction to the Optimization of Existing PDF files: Methods 2. Lossless Methods: Optimization of Document Content 3. Lossless Methods: Compression of Streams and Fonts 4. Methods with Losses: JPEG 2000 and JBIG2 5. Methods with losses: resizing, color detection, and other techniques MRC compression in PDF documents […]

Methods with losses: resizing, color detection, and other techniques.

December 6, 2019

Previously in the PDf Optimization In-depth Series. 1. Introduction to the Optimization of Existing PDF files: Methods 2. Lossless Methods: Optimization of Document Content 3. Lossless Methods: Compression of Streams and Fonts 4. Methods with Losses: JPEG 2000 and JBIG2 Resizing images Resizing images can provide significant gains in occupancy. For example, decreasing unnecessary high […]

Methods with Losses: JPEG2000 and JBIG2

November 29, 2019

Previously published in the PDf Optimization In-depth Series: 1. Introduction to the Optimization of Existing PDF files: Methods 2. Lossless Methods: Optimization of Document Content 3. Lossless Methods: Compression of Streams and Fonts Sometimes, when acceptable or necessary, it may be interesting to recompress images already included in an existing PDF file to reduce the […]

How to redact sensitive PDF content…efficiently.

November 4, 2019

Don’t get your fingers burned with uncovered sensitive data Have you ever heard of PDF Redaction? If not, well either you don’t have sensitive content to hide, either you are doing it the wrong way. If yes, ask yourself: am I redacting my files properly? In this article, you will learn how to redact PDF […]

OCR Support in GdPicture.NET: Updates and Strategies

October 29, 2019

Hi Everyone, We have recently worked a lot on improving our OCR engine, and in today’s post, we’re going to review the new enhancements and features. We are also going to talk about the different strategies you can choose to integrate OCR in your applications, whether you’re using the GdPicture.NET engine or not. Enhancement of […]