May 9, 2017 | General, New Releases

GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK Version 14 New Major Release

GdPicture.NET 14

Hi Everyone!

Please welcome the new GdPicture.NET v14!
It has been a while since the first release, and we’re both proud and excited to share this major version with you.
Improvements of all major features (PDF, compression, document rendering, document conversion, barcode recognition, character recognition, document clean-up) and addition of brand new functionalities make GdPicture.NET v14 an even more robust, mature, and all-inclusive tool for WinForms, WPF and Web development.
Because time matters, our team has focused on enhancing the speed and accuracy of all the GdPicture.NET engines.

We hope that you will enjoy our toolkit!

What’s new in GdPicture.NET v14?


The COM interop edition now also targets the .NET framework 4.0 and is now compatible with Windows XP and higher.
All GdPicture.NET 14.0 features are available on all supported .NET Frameworks, including Office Open Xml support.

Document Imaging

New class to handle fast document conversion, to quickly convert any supported format to PDF and TIFF, by handling every aspect of the conversion (color space, metadata, annotations, image, text…).
Ex.: DOCX to PDF with full layout retention and Unicode text support.

Image Processing

The accuracy of the AutoDeskew filter has been enhanced.
The accuracy of the blank page detection engine has been dramatically improved to better sort empty pages.


Viewer (new engine for the WinForms version with multiple page view mode)

Implementation of a new rendering model that dramatically improves the drawing speed of documents, especially for large bitmaps and indexed bitmaps, and displays multipage documents in a multiple page view mode.


The memory usage of the OCR engine has been improved as well as the PDF/OCR generation speed; the size of the produced files has been reduced.
The accuracy has been dramatically enhanced for some context such as low to medium resolution bitmap and very large bitmap.


GdPicture.NET based applications can store comments within all formats supported by GdPicture.NET (more than 100) including PDF and TIFF.
Thanks to this new feature, these applications can offer collaborative document review as the participants can share information during the review process.
New open source project to convert Wang annotations to GdPicture annotations.


JPEG2000: the decoding engine is now up to 25% faster than GdPicture.NET 12.
JPEG: speed performances are increased for the 64-bit version (between 10 and 15%).
PNG: compression with predictors is now between 30 and 50 % faster.
DOCX: many improvements to the rendering engine including support for tables content and pictures.
RAW: improved RAW images loading speed and added support for more than 80 new cameras.



GdPicture.NET 14 is able to generate any supported PDF/A.
Many major improvements are available regarding parsing, writing, rendering, memory usage, and speed. Reading a complex PDF is now 5 times faster.
A new font generation engine supports subsetting of True Type fonts when writing PDF with Unicode content.

Many other improvements have been added: support for transfer functions to the PDF rasterizer, new CCITT filter decoder, support for adding a JPEG image without decoding/re-encoding the image, and more.


All barcode engines have been improved in terms of speed and accuracy of the coordinates retrieved.
1D barcode: 10% more barcodes recognized, 44% more patch codes recognized, and an overall speed increase of 14%.
Data Matrix: 15% more barcodes recognized.
PDF417: 14% more barcodes recognized and the engine is now 40% faster.
QR-Code: speed improvement: 18% faster than GdPicture12.

View the full changelog

Download GdPicture.NET v14


We have also released a new major version of our HTML5 viewer and document management extension, DocuVieware.
Benefiting from the latest improvements in GdPicture.NET 14.0, a lot has been done in the inside of DocuVieware 3.0 at several levels to improve performance, memory footprint and, therefore, user experience.

View the full changelog

Download DocuVieware 3

Discount offer

To celebrate this release, we’re happy to offer a 14% discount on GdPicture.NET Editions and Plugins, and on DocuVieware Server licenses.
This offer is valid for a limited time only, so don’t miss it!
Contact our sales team for more information.

Customers under a valid maintenance contract will find their v14 license key in their GdPicture personal account.
Upgrade pricing is available.

GdPicture.NET 14 comes with free upgrades, including major, for 12 months. Please consult EULA changes here.


What’s next?

We’re going to communicate about our exciting new projects very soon, so stay tuned!


If you have any questions regarding upgrades or maintenance, you can contact our sales team, via our website, live chat and phone!
We would love to hear from you.