Mixed Raster Content (MRC) SDK Technology

Mixed Raster Content (MRC) simultaneously maximizes image compression and image quality with intelligent segmentation and compression. A non-MRC image format requires a sacrifice of either compression or quality because the format is designed to only handle one type of image data: black and white, grayscale, or color. MRC formats are different because they segment images into sections and layers. Those sections and layers are compressed with an algorithm that is optimum for the characteristics and type of the data that it contains. LEADTOOLS provides everything .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ developers need to load, view, convert, and save MRC files.

LEADTOOLS SDK MRC Compressed Formats

LEAD MRC Compressed Format

LEADTOOLS employs an efficient image-segmentation algorithm to achieve high compression ratios within the LEAD Mixed Raster Content (MRC) format. The segmentation process automatically divides the image into nine different image segment types, including background, single color, black and white, text, and full color. LEADTOOLS employs a three-layer image model to structure and combine the data in order to achieve the optimum balance of compression and image quality.

  • Maximizes compression by utilizing nine segment types:
    • Anti-aliased black and white text
    • Background
    • Black and white
    • One color
    • Two color
    • Four color
    • Four level grayscale
    • Full color image
    • 256-level grayscale
  • Automatic image segmentation with optimization options
  • Manual image segmentation to override automatic segmentation results
  • Specify compression algorithm used for each image segment:
    • JPEG
    • JBIG
    • CCITT G3/G4
    • LZW
    • CMP
    • CMW

PDF MRC

LEADTOOLS supports saving MRC data within PDF files using industry-standard methodologies and formats. This means that PDF files created by LEADTOOLS using MRC can be loaded and viewed in any PDF viewer that supports standard PDF files. By storing complex mixed raster content, developers can create PDF files resulting in better compression and quality than a standard raster PDF file.

  • Automatically segment the image with optimization options
  • Manually segment the image to take full control over file size and image quality optimization
  • Multiple compression options, including:
    • JPEG
    • JPEG 2000
    • CCITT G3/G4
    • JBIG2
    • LZW
    • MRC
  • Automatic background detection

LEADTOOLS also includes advanced PDF SDK technology that goes far beyond compression. Click here for more information.

T.44 MRC

The goal of the ITU-T T.44 recommendation for MRC is to provide an efficient mechanism to exchange and archive images that include bitonal and color areas. T.44 achieves these goals by segmenting images into three layers: foreground, background, and mask. Each layer is separately compressed using the most efficient type of compression for that image data type. When an MRC T.44 file is loaded, the layers are uncompressed and recombined to restore the original image.

  • Automatic image segmentation with optimization options
  • Manual image segmentation to override or compliment the automatic segmentation results
  • Specify compression algorithm used for each image segment:
    • JPEG
    • JBIG2
    • CCITT G3/G4

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LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include Mixed Raster Content (MRC)

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging v20

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LEADTOOLS Recognition v20

The LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging 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 require OCR, MICR, OMR, barcode, forms recognition and processing, PDF, print capture, archival, annotation, and image viewing functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's award-winning image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize and extract data from any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging solutions that require OCR, MICR, OMR, ICR, barcode, forms recognition and processing, PDF, HTML5 Zero-footprint viewing, conversion, print, capture, archival, annotation, and image viewing functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's award-winning image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize and extract data from any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging v20

Develop powerful Medical Imaging applications with the LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging SDK. Features include comprehensive DICOM data set support, 8-16 bit extended grayscale image support, image annotation, specialized extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and medical-specific image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging v20

Develop robust DICOM PACS applications with LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, MRTI, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite v20

Develop powerful PACS and Medical imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite. Features include LEAD's Zero-footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer, Medical Web Viewer Framework, Medical 3D, DICOM Multimedia codecs, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, Print to PACS, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, DICOM Hanging Protocol, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, and signed and unsigned image data processing.