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LEADTOOLS Image Segmentation SDK

Image Processing: Segmentation

With LEADTOOLS, .NET (C# & VB), WinRT, WPF, C/C++ and web developers have several different ways to automatically and manually segment images that contain text and image regions. Image segmentation is important for improving OCR Recognition rates and compression efficiency within complex formats such as LEAD MRC, standard MRC T.44, and PDF. It is also useful in medical imaging for separating and identifying specific tissues, organs, and abnormalities.

Overview of LEADTOOLS Image Segmentation SDK Technology

Image Segmentation for OCR Pre-Processing

LEADTOOLS OCR SDK technology automatically (using LEAD's AutoZone technology) detects different zones types such as text, graphic and table in images. Image segmentation is an important step in OCR pre-processing to improve the recognition results and speed. LEADTOOLS exposes its powerful and flexible auto zoning functionality for developers to use in any application that needs to automatically separate images, tables and text within mixed content images.

Image Segmentation for Compression

LEADTOOLS includes mixed raster content (MRC) image segmentation technology to optimize compression for images that consist of both text and color images. Standard compression schemes work well when an image is entirely comprised of either text or color elements. The MRC compression scheme segments images into text and color segment types and compresses each segment independently. This results in both high compression factors while retaining important image detail.

Image Segmentation for Medical Imaging

LEADTOOLS provides many powerful medical image processing functions that can isolate objects within medical images with features such as magic wand (seed-based flood fill) region selection, window level, background removal, tissue equalization, and histogram equalization, intensity detection, color threshold and more. Medical image segmentation helps radiologists, oncologists, dentists, diagnosticians and other healthcare professionals diagnose patient images with more accuracy and efficiency than with traditional film images.

Other LEADTOOLS SDK Technologies Related to Image Segmentation

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include Image Segmentation Processing

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LEADTOOLS Document Imaging SDK

Develop powerful document imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Document Imaging. Features include comprehensive image annotation, specialized bitonal image display such as scale-to-gray and favor-black, and specialized bitonal image processing. Other features include performance and memory optimizations for bitonal images, document image clean-up including inverted text, border, hole-punch and line removal, and scanning with LEADTOOLS Fast TWAIN and WIA.

LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging SDK

The LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging SDK is a handpicked collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging applications as part of an enterprise level document automation solution that requires scanning, OCR, OMR, forms recognition and processing, archival, annotation and display functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's industry LEADing image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK

The LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging applications within enterprise level document automation solutions that requires capture, OCR, OMR, forms recognition and processing, PDF, print capture, archival, annotation and display functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's industry LEADing image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging SDK

Develop powerful Medical Imaging applications with the LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging SDK. Features include comprehensive full DICOM dataset support, 8-16 bit extended grayscale image support, image annotation, specialized extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging SDK

Develop robust PACS Imaging applications with LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, high and low level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite SDK

Develop powerful PACS and Medical imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, Medical 3D, Zero Footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer, DICOM Multimedia codecs, high and low level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, Print to PACS, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

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