LEAD Adds Exciting New Web APIs to LEADTOOLS Cloud Services

We’ve released an update to LEADTOOLS Cloud Services that adds four new Web APIs, as well as stability, speed, and accuracy improvements. The new APIs are Document and Image Merging, AAMVA ID Recognition, Redaction, and Business Card Recognition. The new Redaction and Merge APIs work with both document and image formats. These Web APIs can be used in any programming environment that can make a web request, such as PHP, Python, and Perl, C#, and JavaScript, and are sure to enhance many desktop, mobile, and web applications.

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LEADVIEW API: The Fresh and Easy-to-use Document Viewer

Whether you are a current user of LEADTOOLS or if you have never developed with our SDK before, you can easily configure LEADVIEW API, the newest high-level HTML5/JavaScript Document Viewer from LEADTOOLS. LEADVIEW API is built utilizing React and is designed to be fully customizable through configuration files without any programming needed. Using the LEADTOOLS LEADVIEW library, you can create an entire, fully-functional DocumentViewer application with as few as three lines of code. The component is highly customizable and supports all the features of the existing low-level Document Viewer.

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Extract Barcode Data from an Image Taken Using the LEADTOOLS Xamarin Camera Control

LEADTOOLS latest release included the introduction of the Xamarin Camera Control. This control eliminates the need to write native iOS or Android camera code. Developers can now engineer the camera control into their Xamarin.Forms application with one line of code.

Our newest article on Code Project is a tutorial on how to extract data from barcodes from images that have been taken using the Xamarin Camera Control. This example is great for developers who have been using the native iOS/Android code to access the devices camera to recognize barcodes.

Take a look at the article and see for yourself how much simpler this control is to use than using native code. If you have other ideas or questions with the Xamarin Camera Control, or any parts of the LEADTOOLS SDK, be sure to let us know!

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LEAD Releases Innovative Document and Medical Imaging Technologies

Today, LEAD released a major update to its Document, Medical, and Xamarin technologies. There is a lot to talk about in this release so stay tuned to future posts where we will dive deeper into these features.

A good product is always evolving and maturing. Sometimes that comes as completely new features, like doing the impossible with our new plugin-free 3D Medical Web Viewer. Other times, it is taking something we do well and re-imagining how it can be applied in more complex and challenging scenarios. Here are some examples of both that are included in today’s release:

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Print to PDF and other Document Formats using Virtual Printers

Paperless, or paper-free, offices are getting more popular in all work environments. Because of this, digital printing is becoming more of the norm. With the use of the LEADTOOLS Document Writer and Virtual Printer, you can create a virtual printer and print to a PDF from any printable source. What makes this great is the simplicity of configuring the printer. Now let’s get to the code!

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LEAD Takes Home Three ComponentSource Awards for 2019

We are once again pleased to announce that LEAD Technologies and multiple LEADTOOLS products are the recipients of several top awards from ComponentSource. This global distributor has been a partner with us since 1996, serving thousands of LEADTOOLS customers throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia.

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Build a .NET Core Image Conversion MicroService using LEADTOOLS NuGet Packages

This blog post is to demonstrate the simplicity when working with LEADTOOLS NuGet packages to convert a hosted file from the web to a PNG. LEAD introduced NuGet packages at the release of Version 20 and never looked back. The following example is a spin-off of a prior blog that exemplified how to incorporate LEADTOOLS using .NET Core without NuGet packages.

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