New Features for Linux Added to LEADTOOLS Version 19

We are happy to announce the addition of several new features in an update to LEADTOOLS 19 for Linux. These new features are available to LEADTOOLS developers using C or Java.

  • File Formats – Load and save EPS, CAL, IMG, JPM, and JPX file formats
  • New mmap() Memory Allocation – This Linux equivalent to Windows File Mapping can be used as a bitmap data allocation option. This memory allocation option reduces the usage of RAM required when working with large images and makes it possible to allocate more memory than conventional RAM will allow.

This update is free to existing Version 19 customers and is available in the Linux Download Package.

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Text-to-Speech OCR: Developer App Series

This post is part of our 2017 Developer App Series, which showcases apps created by our Support Agents over the course of eight weeks. These apps are intended to be larger, more thoughtful apps with highly practical purposes in mind, as opposed to a basic “how to” for a feature.

App Description

This project from Hadi will showcase the LEADTOOLS OCR SDK as well as the LEADTOOLS Annotations SDK in a WinForms application alongside the built-in Windows Speech Synthesis namespace System.Speech.Synthesis to show how users can take in an image and have the computer read the text found on the image.

Features Used

Instructions for Running the App

  1. Download the source code for this app from here
  2. Extract the contents to the C:\LEADTOOLS 19\Examples\DotNet\CS directory
  3. Build csproj file with Visual Studio and run
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LEADTOOLS Developer App Series 2017

You might already know from our monthly code tips newsletter or from personally working with our awesome technical support team (which is freely available to all customers and those evaluating LEADTOOLS as well), but all of our Developer Support Agents are programmers too! From time to time, we like to put their dev skills to work and let them express their creative sides. In honor of LEAD’s 25th anniversary, we had a special series to show how easy it is to create a variety of applications with LEADTOOLS. That series had such positive feedback that we want to keep it going.

This year, we will be showcasing a great set of features including OCR, Barcode, Forms, Annotations, Java, Multimedia Capture, DVR, and more. The apps created by our Support Agents in this Developer App Series are intended to be larger, more thoughtful apps with highly practical purposes in mind, as opposed to a basic “how to” for a feature. The programmer-friendliness of LEADTOOLS shines through in these apps and could be a genuine foundation for your next imaging development project.

So get ready! Starting a week from today, we will be highlighting one app every week over the next two months for a total of eight sample applications along with source code.

You can follow our progress and join the conversation by subscribing to our blog, or following us on Twitter using #LEADDEVAPPS. You can also bookmark this post as we will keep it updated with a running list of each blog post in the series as its released.

  1. Text-to-Speech OCR
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Building a Document from Multiple Files with the new LEADTOOLS Document Composer

As a part of the recent Version 19 updates, we added a new virtual document feature to the Document Viewer. The LEADTOOLS Document Composer interface makes it easy to compose a virtual document on the fly from any number of pages in any order and from multiple source documents. The document can be manipulated while being viewed and pages can be added or removed with code or interactively using drag and drop. Virtual documents created by the Document Composer can be saved on the server, shared with multiple users, and exported to any format.

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Visit LEAD at AIIM Conference 2017


We’ll be back in Orlando next week for our next big spring event: AIIM Conference 2017. Below are the show details, hope to see you there!

March 13 – 16, 2017
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Orlando, FL
Booth # 43

If you haven’t heard already, we’ve done a lot of work lately and released some major updates to LEADTOOLS Version 19. Here’s a summary of some of the most exciting and pertinent features for AIIM attendees:

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Visual Studio 2017 Launch Live Stream

Last week, we released a major update to LEADTOOLS Version 19, which included the added bonus of making LEADTOOLS fully compatible with Visual Studio 2017. Today’s the day; Visual Studio 2017 is here! As long-standing Visual Studio Partners, we are privileged to co-broadcast today’s live streaming event.

The event officially starts at 11AM EST/8AM PST. If you’re here early, bookmark this page and tune in later. Also, join in on the fun through social media with #MyVSStory and #VS2017.

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LEADTOOLS Special Offer in Honor of Visual Studio’s 20th Anniversary!

VS2017 March 7th

It’s quite the celebration with our Major LEADTOOLS V19 Release announcing new Document and Medical Features with Visual Studio 2017 compatibility. Additionally, Visual Studio is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a launch of VS2017! To honor these special events starting March 7th and for a limited time, we’re offering 15% off any LEADTOLS SDK. If interested, be sure to contact!

Also remember to tune in as we will be hosting a live stream of the Visual Studio 2017 launch right here on the LEADTOOLS Blog on March 7th at 11AM EST/8AM PST.

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