LEADTOOLS Version 20 is Here! (Part 2)


Yesterday, we introduced LEADTOOLS Version 20 and its new development platforms to you. Today we’re diving into the features.

Overall, the toolkit is faster and more efficient, and major areas of focus in this release were the Recognition Engines, Document Viewer, Document Formats, Medical Web Viewer, and Hanging Protocols.

What’s new in the LEADTOOLS Document Engine

Recognition Engines

Document Viewer (HTML5/JavaScript)

  • Improved speed and accuracy for internal SVG Engine
  • Printing with DPI
  • Printing Visible Area/Screenshot

Document Formats

  • Added full support for charts and shapes to all Office formats
  • Reduced PDF output file size
  • Optimized loading speed for multi-page Word DOC/DOCX files
  • Improved matching of original document when writing text with a dark/light background
  • Added 3JS (three.js) and STL format support

New Image Processing Functions

  • Detect Document
  • Detect Business Card

Additional updates to the Document Engine

  • Redesigned the WPF ImageViewer to include multiple items, SVG rendering, and User-defined XAML Content
  • Load EMF and EMF+ files as SVG
  • Freehand Annotation Selection Tool
  • Speed improvements to Median filter
  • Speed optimizations of 30% for loading document and vector files formats

Click here for more information on all features within the LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Engine.

What’s new in the LEADTOOLS Medical Engine

Medical Web Viewer

  • WADO and DICOMWeb support
  • Template Editor enhancements to simplify copying and changing existing templates
  • Choose between new ASP.NET Web API services or existing WCF Services
  • Specify the instance to be displayed when using an External Controller
  • Added a new overlay option that covers the entire series
  • SVG waveform rendering
  • Customizable magnify glass that can zoom in or out with the mouse wheel

Hanging Protocols

  • Linked CINE
  • Enhanced loading times
  • Support for irregular layouts

Additional updates to the Medical Engine

  • Added DICOM Support for iOS/macOS
  • Enhancements to high-level C-FIND and C-GET methods
  • Modality Worklist Find enhancements
  • Patient Updater enhancements
  • DICOM Communication enhancements to enable/disable group lengths with standard data elements
  • New diagnostic tools and improved logging for DICOM Storage Server
  • Enhanced DICOM support for character sets
  • Increased speed for creating, loading, and saving DICOMDIR

Click here for more information on all features within the LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Engine.

What’s new in the LEADTOOLS Imaging Engine

New Image Processing Functions

  • Wiener Filter
  • Edge Enhancement

Additional updates to the Imaging Engine

  • Background color detection in document images
  • Image Stitching and scrolling for image viewers
  • D2D Drawing surface for WPF controls
  • Mouse Wheel Zoom support for Magnifying Glass

Click here for more information on all features within the LEADTOOLS Imaging Engine.

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One Response to LEADTOOLS Version 20 is Here! (Part 2)

  1. I read your first part of the article related to LEADTOOLS Version 20. Both the articles are very good! I’m working on .NET and I enjoy new tools and technologies. I love the all extended feature of this version of Leadtools. iT extends imaging technology into new and rapidly growing developing markets.

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