.NET Image Processing Library Updated to Improve Office and ASP .NET Experiences


03/24/2015

Improvements Empowers Faster, More Accurate App Creation

TAMPA, Fla. - March 24, 2015 - Accusoft announces today the release of ImageGear for .NET version 21.4, an enhanced version of its .NET image processing library, with strengthened Microsoft Office features, native JPEG and PNG file format support, and barcode, recognition and ASP .NET experience improvements.

Office Open XML and Other Microsoft Enhancements

This updated version addresses the need for better interaction with Microsoft Office components. Text extraction for MS Office Word documents (DOCX) is now available. The conversion of large Excel and PowerPoint documents to PDF was optimized to prevent memory exceptions from occurring during processing. This enables users to load larger and more complex content into ImageGear.

Improvements to the Office Open XML reader for DOCX, PPTX and XLSX formats and rendering support for more DrawingML shapes and other elements in ImageGear creates a more accurate rendering of the source content. This enhancement increased the number of shapes and other elements that could be recognized and rendered to provide users with a higher fidelity depiction of their document.

Steps were taken to increase the rendering speed of raster images and provide better web viewing fidelity of Office and PDF documents. This can result in faster page load times and better end-user experiences.

Other Improvements

The integration of Accusoft's highly optimized JPEG and PNG codecs into ImageGear for .NET enables the addition of enterprise-grade compression and decompression to any .NET image processing application. Our testing reveals that this increased the speed of reading 2X and of writing 3X.

Barcode features have been enhanced to include faster read speeds for QR, Data Matrix and PDF417 barcodes. Accuracy for those, as well as 1D barcodes, has also been improved to provide a more reliable product.

The 32-bit and 64-bit OCR engines have been updated. This update made some improvements in how files where loaded in order to improve system stability.

ImageGear for .NET is a market-leading .NET image processing library that enable creation of high performance, customized image applications.

For more information, visit http://www.accusoft.com/ig-net.htm.

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About Accusoft
Accusoft provides a full spectrum of document, content and imaging solutions as fully supported, enterprise-grade, best-in-class client-server applications, mobile apps, cloud services and software development kits (SDKs). The company's HTML5 viewing technology is available to the enterprise as Prizm Content Connect, in the SaaS version Accusoft Cloud Services Viewer, in a version optimized for SharePoint integration, and in a free consumer cloud service, Prizm Share. Visit http://www.accusoft.com.