Charlotte, NC (December 15, 2015) – Visual Studio Magazine announced the winners of its 22nd annual Reader’s Choice Awards. LEADTOOLS Imaging SDKs have been recipients of Visual Studio Magazine awards every year since 2003. The 2015 winners were chosen by the readers of Visual Studio Magazine and honor the best Visual Studio-related tools and services in 31 categories. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of Visual Studio Magazine, included more than 400 products.

Visual Studio Magazine readers award LEADTOOLS Gold in two categories and Bronze in a third:


Gold in Component: Imaging, Image Processing & Drawing Tools Category

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite

Gold in Component: Multi-Document Processing Category


Bronze in Component: Text, OCR, Scanning & Barcode Category

Visual Studio Readers honor LEAD as the recipient of these awards. LEAD continues to be dedicated to helping developers integrate raster, document, medical, multimedia and vector imaging into desktop, server, tablet and mobile applications.

About LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro

LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro features includes more than 165 image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, more than 200 display effects, TWAIN scanning, screen capture and printing. Go to for more information.

About LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of document features designed to build end-to-end document solutions that require OCR, MICR, OMR, ICR, barcode, forms recognition and processing, PDF, print capture, archival, annotation and display functionality. Document Imaging Suite includes Document Imaging’s feature set. Go to for more information.

About LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro

LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro includes everything developers need to detect, read and write more than 100 different 1D and 2D barcode types and sub-types such as UPC, EAN, Code 128, QR Code, Data Matrix and PDF417. Barcode Pro includes the Imaging Pro feature set which makes it one of the best values in barcode imaging technology available. Go to for more information.

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


LEADTOOLS is a family of comprehensive toolkits designed to help programmers integrate raster, document, medical, multimedia, and vector imaging into their desktop, server, tablet, and mobile applications. LEADTOOLS gives developers the most flexible and powerful imaging technology, offering development support for OCR, Barcode, Forms Recognition, PDF, Document Conversion and Viewing, Document Cleanup, Annotations, DICOM, PACS, HL7, audio/video codecs, streaming, MPEG-2 Transport, DVR, File Formats (165+), Image Compression, Image Processing, Color Conversion, Viewers, Special Effects, Scanning/Capture, Common Dialogs, Printing, and more. A LEADTOOLS toolkit literally puts millions of lines of code at the fingertips of application developers. Whatever your programming needs, LEAD has a toolkit specifically designed to give you the best imaging technology available. For more information, visit

About Visual Studio Magazine

Visual Studio Magazine provides news, analysis and articles that teach developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily. The portfolio includes and .NET Insight e-newsletter, and the Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 events. Their award-winning editorials reach software architects, senior developers and development managers – the core of the Microsoft developer community. Go to for more information.