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The new Documents SDK is a comprehensive development framework for creating, reading and writing raster and SVG images, annotations, thumbnails, text data and metadata from supported document types. By using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as an intermediate format, the Document Viewer and Converter are able to work with any document, vector or raster image file format in a uniform fashion. Moreover, 100% accurate document-to-document conversion can be accomplished without the need for OCR.
One incredible aspect of the Document Viewer is that it requires fewer than twenty lines of code to create a robust, fully-featured document viewing and editing solution that would normally take years to develop. It includes rich document viewing features for any format such as searchable text, annotations, memory-efficient paging, inertial scrolling, and vector display with infinite zoom.
"Over the past 25 years, LEAD has developed many innovative and useful products and technologies," said Rich Little, President of LEAD Technologies. "Version 19 may well be our most significant technical achievement. Our new Document Viewer is particularly impressive, and has so many uses beyond viewing documents. Combined with the Document Converter, it can be used in virtually any application and industry. Comprehensive imaging solutions like these not only make it easy for programmers to implement, but include intuitive and effective tools for end-users as well."
In Version 19, the PDF SDK has many new features including a new Optimizer tool for reducing PDF document size, extracting images and setting the PDF initial view options. The OCR, Barcode and Forms engines are better than ever before. Improvements to accuracy, auto-zoning and new barcode types bolster the award-winning recognition engines that are already deployed all over the world on countless servers and desktops. Additionally, the LEADTOOLS Forms Recognition and Processing engine has received a major overhaul. Developers can now perform advanced forms processing on dynamically sized documents and unstructured forms such as invoices, driver's licenses, passports and checks. New demos with simplified user interfaces and improved form creation are included for each of the new form types.
Within Multimedia, LEADTOOLS introduces a new H.265 codec with tremendous compression ratios — a 50% improvement over its predecessor, H.264 — and support for 4K and 8K video resolutions. In addition to the new H.265 codec, the existing line of LEADTOOLS Multimedia codecs are faster, include more hardware acceleration, and come with improved features such as chapter markers, multi-monitor support, and additional compression options and transfer syntaxes for the DICOM Reader and Writer filters.
Overall, LEADTOOLS Version 19 is one of the most highly-anticipated and feature-packed releases ever. LEAD Technologies is once again raising the bar with unique and innovative imaging technologies, frameworks and solutions.
For more details on all of the additions, updates and enhancements to LEADTOOLS 19, please visit http://www.leadtools.com/corporate/new-in-v19.htm.