Charlotte, NC (November 1, 2011) – LEAD Technologies is pleased to announce that two of its SDKs, LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro and LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite, are recipients of Visual Studio Magazine's 2011 Readers Choice Awards. These awards, chosen by Visual Studio Magazine's readers, honor excellent software in specific categories.

LEAD was awarded the Readers Choice Award in the Imaging, Image Processing, & Drawing Tools category for LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro SDK. LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro puts powerful color imaging technology at the fingertips of developers, reducing development time and cost. Features include load, save, conversion of over 150 image formats, image display, compression, processing, TWAIN scanning, color conversion, special effects, printing, Internet/intranet imaging, screen capture and much more.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite secured LEAD's second award, winning the Text, OCR, Scanning and Barcode Components category. The LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK is a handpicked 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, 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.

"We rely on Visual Studio Magazine subscribers to drive our annual Readers Choice Awards, because they are among the most demanding and knowledgeable developers on the planet," said Editor in Chief Michael Desmond. "Our readers live and die by their tools. So when a product earns recognition in our survey, it really means something. These tools have proven themselves out where it really counts--not in a reviewer's lab, but in the field. I commend all the winners in this year's VSM Readers Choice Awards."

About LEAD Technologies

With a rich history of more than 33 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, provides programmers with a powerful set of libraries for Recognition, Document, Vector, Medical, Imaging, and Multimedia development. LEAD boasts a diverse customer base as well as a strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe. For more information, visit

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