Build Better Apps with LEADTOOLS

Powered by patented artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, LEADTOOLS is a collection of comprehensive toolkits to integrate recognition, document, medical, imaging, and multimedia technologies into desktop, server, tablet, and mobile solutions.

Comprehensive SDKs For

Tomorrow’s Technology in Your Hands Today

Quality software solutions are built upon quality development libraries. LEAD Technologies is the one-stop shop for all of your recognition, document, imaging, and multimedia library needs.

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Recognition Engine


AI-Powered Recognition SDK that Produces Accurate and Reliable Results

Document Engine


Multifaceted Document SDK to Create, Edit, View, and Convert

Medical Engine


Extensive Medical SDK for All Your DICOM and HL7 Needs

Imaging Engine


Robust and Comprehensive Imaging SDK

Multimedia Engine


Powerful Multimedia SDK for Capture, Conversion, and Streaming

What's New at LEAD

Development teams love LEADTOOLS


"We started to work with LEADTOOLS to add very powerful OCR functionality to our product. LEADTOOLS has been very supportive and easy to work with during our development allowing us to create an even better product!"

Christian Berg

Founder and CEO


"We have been using LEADTOOLS since the development of our first product version of the dhs Image Database in 1994. We chose LEAD because all our requirements could be covered with one tool. The dhs Image Database has been used worldwide for over 25 years as a modular image management system in the QA and the laboratory area for archiving, recording, processing, anaylsis, and documentation. We started using LEADTOOLS for reading, writing, and visualizing the already extensive number of different image formats. We’ve also started to add in annotations throughout our time using LEADTOOLS we have never experienced any major issues. Their support team has always been informative and quick to help!"

Development Team


"We chose LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro Toolkit because we needed support for all standard image formats including PNG, BMP, and JPEG. Integrating LEADTOOLS within our multi-user viewer, ImageView Standard, has helped elevate our solution to it’s best-in-class status for financial institutions and Fortune 1000 companies."

Yojna Engineering Team


"We selected MiPACS as the anchor solution for Pacific Dental Services 1VU, our modern-day approach to dental image management. With 800+ offices across the US, an enterprise focused imaging solution was a must-have requirement. MiPACS integrates seamlessly with our Practice Management System EPIC, supports the sensor, panoramic and CBCT devices we want to use, and includes a HTML5 zero-footprint web viewer. It gave us confidence that MiPACS is built using the LEADTOOLS Medical Developer Toolkit. LEADTOOLS powers many enterprise applications and solutions, so we knew that MiPACS had a solid foundation backed by technology that would solve our current and future needs."

David Baker

SVP Chief Information and Digital Officer


"We needed high quality OCR libraries and text extraction for various file types. LEADTOOLS proved to be the perfect fit for our application, and the support team is outstanding."

Win Worcester

Lead Developer

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"As a solution provider, we always want the best for our customers. Thanks to the LEADTOOLS SDK modules, we were able to expand our solution quickly and easily to include functions such as barcode recognition."

Christian Eder

Head of Software Projects


"We have used LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro Developer Toolkit for more than 20 years. The library is working fast and reliable. For so many years we have experienced no major issues. And this is important as rendering and image processing is a core function of the Document Management system that we provide to our customers."

Markus Koelmans

Vice President Research & Development and Quality


“As a long-time customer of LEADTOOLS, we’ve been using LEAD’s OCR engine to extract information from incoming faxes to be stored in our database. LEAD’s OCR technology has allowed us to improve our internal workflow and organization of our records.”

David Revell



“In need of new tools for encoding and decoding MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, and H.264, we found LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK. With their robust toolkit and flexible support and sales teams, LEADTOOLS has been integrated within Pipelogix and we’ve been satisfied customers since 2005.”

Jeremy Wagner



“Thanks to LEADTOOLS, we were able to easily integrate top-notch Document, OCR, and PDF functionality into our Merge Document Management paperless office solution.”

Kelly Reiman

Business Analyst, R&D

KS21 Software & Beratung GmbH

“KS21 Software & Beratung GmbH uses the LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro SDK to capture image documentation on the construction site and to support order planning and order processing. With UNIRENT and LEADTOOLS we found two strong business partners for the implementation of further documentation and processing mechanisms and look forward to future projects with the help of your products.”

Oliver Raepple

Product Management

eDOC Aviation Solution AG

“eDOC Aviation Solution AG specializes in software solutions for complex technical documentation. Both in our flagship applications ‘eDoc’ for document management and paperless records management and in our solutions for data extraction in special cases, we need a powerful OCR and the ability to read, edit and create PDF. LEADTOOLS provides a high-performance and reliable library with a modern API for this purpose.”

Development Team


At Computer konkret AG we develop user-friendly, efficient and reliable billing and diagnostics software for dentist and orthodontist practices of all sizes. For years we have relied on LEADTOOLS for image presentation, processing, and the ability to import data in various formats and from various devices. This is essential for our users to efficiently access images and diagnostic data every day. LEADTOOLS meets all of our requirements for functionality, continuity, and stability. Together with UNIRENT, we solve customer problems quickly and directly. With LEADTOOLS constant further development, we are confident that we will continue to find a solution for every requirement that we have in the future.

Development Team


“Using LEADTOOLS Document SDK we were able to quickly develop a customized scanning application to handle the large quantity of files our employees process, store, and transfer daily.”

Andrew Bush



"We have leveraged the LEADTOOLS Document and PDF toolkits within our records management software for many years. The quality of both their components and their customer relationship team really sets them apart from other vendors."

David Hall

Poject Supervisor


"Our eDiscovery software needs to be able to process, extract and store data from thousands of sensitive client files. LEADTOOLS Document and OCR libraries have been invaluable to our development team since 2009"

Chris Waterman

Director of Software Development


"Integrating LEADTOOLS OCR and Recognition libraries into our scanning solutions have given our developers truly powerful technology and access to a reliable customer support team."

Torin Ford

Senior Software Engineer


"Making the decision to integrate LEADTOOLS was easy because of their reliable and convenient DICOM libraries. Their intuitive API helped us shrink our development time and hit our deadlines. The code samples provided on their website are extremely helpful, and to back it up they also have direct technical support to help answer any other questions."

J.W. Chang


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"The LEADTOOLS SDK's high-level interface is a joy to work with and works on Linux when I develop on Mac!"

Brian Medley


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"LEADTOOLS has been integrated within our document management platform, VirPack, for over 20 years. LEAD’s document conversion and annotation libraries allowed our development team to hit the ground running when building and optimizing the virtual file and workflow automation capabilities that our product provides."

Michael J. Coar Jr.


TIMS Medical

"We have been using LEADTOOLS development toolkits for over 15 years. Their customer support and development teams have been extremely responsive to all of our technical needs. Their DICOM capabilities have ensured our ability to provide DICOM communications services for our application, and has been able to help us expand our DICOM feature set over the years."

Tony Molinari

Vice President

DRGEM Corporation

"After difficulties using other tools, we were in the market for DICOM libraries from a trusted company, supported by high quality technical support, and rich in features and functionality. LEADTOOLS solved all of our problems with their Medical SDK and they provided us with excellent customer service!"

Mr. S. K. Lee

Head of Software

LG Electronics

“To achieve DICOM compliant interoperability between our PACS server, MWL server, and other DICOM devices and services, we chose LEAD for their well-known and trusted LEADTOOLS DICOM libraries. I highly recommend LEADTOOLS for establishing interoperability with DICOM medical devices and equipment.”

Mr. J. W. Park

LG Electronics

Fischer-Uhrig Engineering Berlin

"In the world of IT, performance, stability and speed count. The tools from LEADTOOLS meet all of our requirements in this regard. That is why LEADTOOLS has been our partner for many years. Furthermore, the good cooperation and responsive support from UNIRENT is important criterion for us to use LEADTOOLS."

Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Fischer-Uhrig

Development Team

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"We have been using LEADTOOLS in our Labelstar Office application to read and display graphics since 2015. We decided on LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro because integration into our existing application was quick and easy and the support from UNIRENT was also very good. We were impressed by the large number of supported graphic formats and functions for the post-processing of graphics, so that a high print quality can be guaranteed. LEADTOOLS was an excellent choice to solve our daily challenges with a powerful tool."

Carl Valentin GmbH

Development Team