Charlotte, NC (July 18, 2017) - LEAD Technologies released an update to LEADTOOLS Version 19 which includes many speed and accuracy optimizations throughout the product line. In addition to more efficient OCR, file format codecs, and image display, many completely new features, tools, and support for new specifications are also included. The updates provided in the following list are available to all registered LEADTOOLS Version 19 customers, at no charge.

Document Imaging

  • Document Viewer
    • Text searching optimizations including multiple matches, multiline/multipage, and highlighting
    • Enhanced control over printing (e.g., cancel/replace pages, change page size, implement callback)
  • OCR
    • Improved recognition performance for low-quality images
    • Greater accuracy for non-standard English words such as names, abbreviations, and source code
    • Strengthened formatting detection (i.e., font size, color, dotted lines, inverted text, etc.) to output files that more closely match the original
  • Document file formats
    • Faster rasterization of document formats into bitmaps (useful in thumbnail generation)
    • 2x-10x speed increase for loading documents
    • Added full support for shapes in Word documents
    • Enhanced font support for PDF
    • Added transparency support in Document Writers
  • Detect image orientation angle (i.e., horizontal or vertical) in Deskew function
  • Region support for CLAHE filter

Medical Imaging

  • HTML5 Medical Web Viewer
    • Speed optimizations
    • Improved MPR quality and generation speed, and integration with 3d cursor, reference line, probe tools
    • Customizable explode tool that can explode to cell, entire viewer, or enable/disable
    • Apply window level, scale, offset while running animations
    • Additional options for Study and Series synchronization
    • Pinch-to-zoom improvements for mobile devices
  • DICOMweb WADO-RS service supports rendering DICOM objects into web supported formats as specified in (PS3.18.2017b)
  • DICOM Storage Server
    • Added Anonymous C-Move support
    • Added C-Get support

General Imaging

  • Added ability to store all temporary files in a user-defined folder to increase security (e.g., encrypted folder)
  • Across-the-board file load speed improvements for common file types
  • Added new image processing function (MatchHistogram) that equalizes the histogram of an image to that of a reference image. Useful for normalizing images captured with different devices.

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