The full list of features for ImagXpress is updated regularly as they are added and released. Please check our support area for ImagXpress or contact us with further questions.

file formats

ImagXpress supports a long list of supported file types.

Enhance your application with fast, powerful, selectable image functions for a long list of supported file types. Support available for vendor-specific Camera RAW – automatic detection and decompression of digital RAW photos. (See list of makes and models) Experience Accusoft’s patented speed optimization for JPEG 2000, and interact with file formats on disk, in memory and through URLs.

Support for TIFF format including:

  • Group 3,Group 4, JPEG, JPEG Type 7, CCITT RLE, LZW, Pack Bits, and Deflate compressions. Additional support is available for IPTC metadata, TIFF tag editing, compacting of multiple page files, Wang TIFF annotation compatibility, 9 to 16-bit grayscale, and intrinsic orientation (the file itself contains a rotation angle that can be interpreted during display). Insert/delete a group of TIFF pages into/from existing TIFF files.

Also get support for:

  • 1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32-bit images
  • 2 to 16-bit grayscale images, including window leveling
  • 8 to 12-bit grayscale lossy JPEG

image viewing

ImagXpress offers an easy, flexible, memory-friendly way to add thumbnail image display to any application. Supporting a wide range of file formats, ImagXpress seamlessly integrates with annotation control. It displays many non-compliant TIFF images, annotations on thumbnails and even displays thumbnails of PDF files (requires  PDF Xpress).

imaging features
  • Patented enhanced JPEG deblocking for highly compressed images
  • Support for ICM Profiles
  • Built in window leveling / brightness contrast adjustment
  • Rapid image zooming/rescaling
  • Streaming image support for progressive image viewing online
thumbnail display options
  • Include spacing between thumbnails
  • Border width
  • Individual cell border color
  • Individual cell background color
  • Painting order
other features
  • Touch screen support for touch and gestures for Windows 7
  • Unicode support for file names, annotations, and thumbnail descriptors
  • Query and update image data (e.g. tags) from memory buffer or IOStream without loading entire image

photo and color image processing and editing

Easily manipulate photos and color images to get enhanced image quality and minimal image file sizes. Along with EXIF tag editing that doesn’t affect image data, you can implement image size and scaling functions like autocrop, crop, rotate, scale, zoom and area and region Processing. Also implement image cleanup functions like despeckle, border removal, color deskew, dust and scratch removal from color images, retention of image transparency and Alpha Channel Support ( e.g. alpha, integration, separation).

Auto red eye removal automatically detects and corrects red eyes in digital photos with reporting and “confidence level” for each region, supporting automated removal based on set criteria.

Auto Red Eye Detection and Removal

Also easily implement image color and light functions like:

  • Auto color correction
  • Auto lightness correction
  • Auto color level

Auto Color Leveling

  • Color anti-aliasing and smoothing for zoomed images
  • Contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, gamma and other display adjustments
color matching

Color Matching’s easy-to-use interface allows reflected and emitted colors to be matched for visual equality. This supports monitor and printer profile selection, programmatically specifying rendering intent.

color conversion

The Color Space Conversion function uses ICC Color Profile, which is CMYK to RGB and RGB to CMYK conversion for TIFF and JPEG images, including 24, 8, 4, and 1-bit color depth conversions with advanced palette control.

printing functions

Layout and printing functions like Photo Collage Layout and Printing; Advanced Merging Capabilities; and Color Proof of printer output prior to printing create a better user experience.


Developed for numerous industries that can’t compromise on performance or quality, Accusoft compression is assembly-optimized. A team of scientists including members of the JPEG committee developed and optimized our compression solutions for JPEG 2000, Lossless JPEG, JPEGLS, Progressive (lossy) JPEG, Sequential (lossy) JPEG, JPEG XR, and many other compression formats. We have the fastest compression and decompression solutions in the world.

document image processing and editing

Empower your applications to perform a broad range of image cleanup, correction and transformation functions. Choose from a comprehensive set of over 80 image processing functions. Extend objects vertically, horizontally or diagonally by using Dilate to add black pixels; or erode bitonal images by removing black pixels from objects. Experience the “Preserve Dark” detail enhancement (many pixels are averaged for the one displayed).

Color Anti-Aliasing and Smoothing functions for zoomed images includes Smooth Zoom, which enhances clarity by replacing small images with larger, smoothed images.

With other easy-to-use functions, like Blank Page Detection; contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, gamma and other adjustments; Degree Rotation of Bitonal Images using Shear; Area and Region Processing; Image Transparency Retention and more, your document imaging application for Windows can be completely customized.

Other popular features include:

auto features
  • Autocrop, Automatic Deskew, Despeckle, Line Removal


  • Auto Binarize using image analysis and optimized settings when converting to a bitonal image
  • Automated 1 bpp image cleanup
fine tuning features
  • 24, 8, 4, and 1-bit color depth conversions

Auto Binarize

  • Hole Punch & Blob Removal with results reporting

Hole Punch & Blob Removal

  • Border Crop on bitonal images

Border Crop

  • Anti-Alias and Scale to Gray
  • Avoid losing details in fine lines or fine text

edition descriptions and included components

Match ImagXpress to your development/server environment for maximum efficiency and reliability. The ImagXpress .NET and ActiveX toolkits are available in two editions. The availability of multiple editions allows you to access the features and functionality that best address your imaging requirements. Features within each edition are unlocked based on the registration license.

To help decide which edition of ImagXpress is right for you, please see the ImagXpress Edition Comparison web page.

ImagXpress .NET (AnyCPU) v13.1
  • Professional
  • Standard
ImagXpress ActiveX v13.1 64-bit
  • Professional
  • Standard
ImagXpress ActiveX v13.1 32-bit
  • Professional
  • Standard


With ImagXpress, you can easily add viewing tools like magnify and pan, custom cursors and much more.

  • Hand tool, magnifying glass, pan and zoom, rubber band, rectangle (area and region), elliptical and free hand selection
  • Create custom cursors
  • Right click pop-up menu, including image information dialog, tool selection, zoom
  • Automated support to maintain the aspect ratio for images with differing horizontal and vertical resolutions


A comprehensive menu of annotation and redaction functions empowers users to mark up documents and images. With fully-programmable annotation support, you can add annotation and redaction capability to applications.  The XML multi-page support allows for import and export of annotations via file or memory. In conjunction with PDF Xpress, PDF annotation import and export using XFDF via file or memory is possible!


Read and write the Wang/Kodak TIFF annotation format, and store all annotations in either TIFF files or in external files. Unicode (double-byte) characters are supported for languages with extended character sets. There is even support for reading annotations from Stream.

Standard annotation objects include ruler, freehand, text, rectangle, ellipse, polygon, line, polyline, image, and rubber-stamp. You can add, delete, query, and manipulate annotation elements programmatically.

other features
  • Support multiple layers
  • Create, display, save, restore, and password-protect annotations in independent layers
  • Add notes, block highlight, tooltip text support for individual annotations, and autosize
  • Brand annotations into images
  • Print annotations with the image
  • Support opaque, translucent, and fully transparent backgrounds for notations
  • Support opaque and translucent notations, useful for watermarking
  • Lock and unlock annotation data to locations in the control rather than the image, enabling navigation without moving the annotations (such as patient name and ID)

TWAIN scanning

Tap the full power of TWAIN-compatible devices through comprehensive TWAIN function support. ImagXpress provides comprehensive support for the latest TWAIN devices including scanners, digital cameras, and video capture boards. It works with multi-page and single-page scanning, with configurable parameters.  You can access the device’s capability settings and configuration dialog.

It easily works with TWAIN v1.6, v1.7, v1.8, and v1.9 and quickly defines the TWAIN transfer mode. Support for TWAIN v1.9 and v2.0 standards, including 64-bit TWAIN support is available. The display is controlled programmatically. Users can acquire images from TWAIN scanners and digital cameras using the included TwainPRO component.


Read and write basic G3/G4 TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PackBits. The speed-optimized TIFF writing enables faster creation of large multi-page TIFFs. Scan TIFF images with JPEG compression, and even save scanned images to PNG. Scan images faster and use less memory by transferring images from the data source in either Native or Buffered Memory transfer mode. You can also save/compress to JPG, J2K, JBIG2, and TIFF-G4 within PDF files.

*ISIS add-on available through ISIS Xpress

**Unicode (double-byte) characters are supported for languages with extended character sets

Negotiate for all standard device features, such as:

  • Image Dimensions
  • Location
  • Resolution

And all optional device features, such as:

  • Autofeeder enabling
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Image layout/frame
  • Maximum image transfers
  • Progress indicators
  • Resolution
  • Scaling
  • Units


Maximize image print quality and control while minimizing the time and effort required to integrate print functions. Add powerful printing features to applications with just a few lines of code.

Print to File, including multi-page TIFF and multi-page PDF output (containing G4 compressed image data). Single and multi-page documents are supported. Even access the ability to print single or multiple Device Independent Bitmaps (DIB) and Device Dependent Bitmaps (DDB) on any page while automatically maintaining the bitmap’s aspect ratio to print large images at any size.

Other features include:

  • View and change printer properties, including default printer, bin, paper size, orientation, duplex mode, and more
  • Cancel print jobs that have been previously sent to the printer
  • Support Color Management


camera RAW file formats supported by Accusoft within ImagXpress

This chart lists the Camera RAW file formats supported by Accusoft within ImagXpress.

This list is not all-inclusive. It is a list of the makes and models of cameras known to be supported. Accusoft’s decompression engine tries every possible combination to open RAW files, and may open RAW files from other cameras if they happen to use the same format as one of those listed below.

Please test your own images by evaluating the full-featured trial SDK.

Manufacturer Model
Baumer TXG14
Canon A3300
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 1D Mark II
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Canon EOS 1Ds
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 1DX
Canon EOS 1D-X
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 20Da
Canon EOS 300D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 350D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 400D
Canon EOS C500
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS D60
Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xti
Canon EOS Kiss Digital
Canon EOS Kiss N Digital
Canon EOS Kiss X Digital
Canon PowerShot 600
Canon PowerShot A4601
Canon PowerShot A5
Canon PowerShot A5 Zoom
Canon PowerShot A50
Canon PowerShot A6101
Canon PowerShot A6201
Canon PowerShot A6301
Canon PowerShot A6401
Canon PowerShot A7101
Canon PowerShot A7201
Canon PowerShot G1
Canon PowerShot G1-X
Canon PowerShot G2
Canon PowerShot G3
Canon PowerShot G5
Canon PowerShot G6
Canon PowerShot G71
Canon PowerShot G9
Canon PowerShot Pro1
Canon PowerShot Pro70
Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS
Canon PowerShot S100
Canon PowerShot S2 IS1
Canon PowerShot S3 IS1
Canon PowerShot S30
Canon PowerShot S40
Canon PowerShot S45
Canon PowerShot S5 IS1
Canon PowerShot S50
Canon PowerShot S60
Canon PowerShot S70
Canon PowerShot SX50
Casio Exlim Pro 5051
Casio Exlim Pro 6001
Casio Exlim Pro 7001
Casio EX-S1001
Casio EX-Z500
Casio EX-Z501
Casio EX-Z551
Casio EX-ZR100
Casio QV-R511
Fujifilm FinePix E550
Fujifilm FinePix E900
Fujifilm FinePix F700
Fujifilm FinePix F710
Fujifilm FinePix HS50
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S20 Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Fujifilm FinePix S5200
Fujifilm FinePix S5500
Fujifilm FinePix S5600
Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd
Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Z
Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Fujifilm FinePix S9100
Fujifilm FinePix S9500
Fujifilm FinePix S9600
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-Pro1
Fujifilm X10
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm X-S1
Kodak DCS 720x
Kodak DCS 760C
Kodak DCS 760M (monochrome)
Kodak DCS PRO 14n (13.5 MegaPixel)
Kodak DCS PRO 14n (3.2 MegaPixel)
Kodak DCS PRO 14n (6 MegaPixel)
Kodak DCS PRO 14n (YUV)
Kodak DCS PRO 14nx
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c (YUV)
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n (13.5 MegaPixel)
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n (3.2 MegaPixel)
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n (6 MegaPixel)
Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n (YUV)
Kodak EasyShare P850
Kodak EasyShare P880
Manufacturer Model
Konica Minolta Alpha Sweet
Konica Minolta DiMAGE 5
Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7
Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A1
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Konica Minolta DYNAX/MAXXUM 5D
Leaf Aptus 22
Leaf Aptus 54S
Leaf Aptus 65
Leaf Aptus 75
Leaf Aptus 75S
Leaf CMost
Leaf Valeo 11
Leaf Valeo 17
Leaf Valeo 22
Leaf Valeo 6
Leica Digilux 2
Leica Digilux 3
Leica D-LUX2
Leica D-LUX3
Leica V-LUX1
Mamiya ZD
Nikon 1
Nikon Coolpix 5000
Nikon Coolpix 5400
Nikon Coolpix 5700
Nikon Coolpix 8400
Nikon Coolpix 8700
Nikon Coolpix 8800
Nikon D1
Nikon D100
Nikon D1H
Nikon D1X
Nikon D200
Nikon D2H
Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D2X
Nikon D2Xs
Nikon D3
Nikon D300
Nikon D40
Nikon D40s
Nikon D40x
Nikon D50
Nikon D50s
Nikon D60
Nikon D70
Nikon D70s
Nikon D80
Nikon J1
Nikon V1
Olympus C-5050 Zoom
Olympus C-5060 Zoom
Olympus C-7000 Zoom
Olympus C-7070 Zoom
Olympus C-70Z
Olympus C-8080
Olympus E-1
Olympus E-10
Olympus E-20
Olympus E-3
Olympus E-300
Olympus E-330
Olympus E-400
Olympus E-410
Olympus E-500
Olympus E-510
Olympus SP350
Olympus SP500UZ
Olympus SP510UZ
Olympus SP560UZ
Olympus XZ-10
OmniVision OV5647 (Raspberry Pi)
Panasonic DMC-FZ18
Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Panasonic DMC-FZ8
Panasonic DMC-L1
Panasonic DMC-L10
Panasonic DMC-LC1
Panasonic DMC-LX1
Panasonic DMC-LX2
Panasonic GX1
Pentax *ist D
Pentax *ist DL
Pentax *ist DL2
Pentax *ist DS
Pentax *ist DS2
Pentax K-5 II (s)
Pentax K100D
Pentax K100D Super
Pentax K10D
Pentax K110D
Samsung EX2F
Samsung GX-10
Samsung GX-1S
Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX20
Samsung NX200
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX300
Sigma SD1
Sony DSC-F828
Sony DSC-R1
Sony DSC-V3
Sony DSLR-A100
Sony DSLR-A700
Sony NEX-C3
Sony RX100


ImagXpress file format support in each edition

R = Read, W= Write

PROFESSIONAL supports all file formats, including multi-page formats.

STANDARD supports a more limited set of file formats, including many multi-page formats.

ImagXpress File Format Support Professional Standard
CALS (Type I) R/W
CALS metadata edit (CALS tags) R/W
Camera RAW Formats R
DCX (multi-page) R/W R/W
GIF (single page) R/W R/W
HD Photo – HDP, WDP R/W R
ICO (multiple image) R/W R/W
ICO (single image) R/W R/W
JPEG 2000 (JP2, J2K) R/W R/W
JPEG metadata edit (IPTC, EXIF) R/W
JPEG metadata edit without opening file R/W
Lossless JPEG (LJP) R/W
MO:DCA, PTOCA, IOCA, ABIC (multi-page) R/W
TIFF (multi-page) R/W R/W
TIFF (single page) R/W R/W
TIFF metadata edit (IPTC, TIFF tags) R/W

ImagXpress Edition Comparison

The following table delineates the features available in ImagXpress Standard vs. ImagXpress Professional:

Image Processing Function   Professional   Standard
Alpha Channel Support
Add alpha channel information to an image X X
Return the alpha channel data within an image as a bitmap X X
Fill the alpha channel with a particular byte value X X
Flatten the alpha channel into the image X X
Get the alpha value for a particular pixel X X
Invert the alpha channel data X X
Remove the alpha channel from an image X X
Set the alpha value for a particular pixel X X
Reduce a grayscale image down to 8 bits per pixel X
Reduce a grayscale image down to 8 bits per pixel according to the DICOM spec X
Color Methods
Adjust HSL X X
Adjust RGB X X
Change the color depth of an image X X
Count the number of times a particular color appears within an image X X
Count the number of unique colors within an image X X
Gamma correct an image X X
Get histogram counts of all the red green and blue shades within an image X X
Join separate colors stored in different image objects into a single image X X
Negate the colors within an image X X
Replace colors within an image X X
Separate the colors of an image into separate images X X
Use Color Management in the loading, previewing, printing, and saving of images X
Geometric Transformations
Automatically crop an image X X
Crop an image X X
Crop the borders of an image X X
Crop the borders of a document X
Deskew an image X X
Flip an image X X
Mirror an image X X
Resize an image X X
Rotate an image by an arbitrary angle X X
Auto-binarize an image X X
Binarize an image X X
Crop the borders of a document X
Deskew a document X
Detect a blank page for a document X
Dilate a document X
Erode a document X
Remove a line from a document X
Remove blobs from a document X
Convert a black and white image to a grayscale image X X
Shear a document X
Smoothly double the size of a document via a smooth zoom operation X
Adjust the brightness of an image X X
Adjust the contrast of an image X X
Adjust the color balance X
Adjust the lightness of an image X
Automatically adjust the contrast of an image X X
Automatically adjust the color balance X
Automatically adjust the color balance of an image X
Automatically adjust the lightness of an image X
Automatically level an image X
Automatically remove redeye within an image X
Despeckle an image X
Dilate an image X X
Erode an image X X
Equalize an image X X
Merge two images together X X
Remove dust from an image X
Remove redeye from an image X
Remove scratches from an image X
Sharpen an image X X
Soften an image X X
Transform an image using a 3×3 matrix X X
Unsharpen an image X
Use a median filter to reduce noise within an image X X
Region of Interest
Delete the active region X X
Set the active area within an image X X
Set the active region within an image X X
Modify JPEG Comments X X
Process IPTC metadata X
Process Tags for TIFF, CALS, and MODCA images X
Artistic Effects
Add noise to an image X X
Apply a mosaic effect to an image X X
Apply a motion blur effect to an image X X
Apply a parabolic transform to an image X X
Apply a perspective transform to an image X X
Apply a pinch effect to an image X X
Apply a polynomial warp transform to an image X X
Apply a ripple effect to an image X X
Apply a swirl effect to an image X X
Apply a twist effect to an image X X
Blend an image X X
Blur an image X X
Buttonize an image X X
Diffuse an image X X
Emboss an image X X
Outline the edges within an image X X
Posterize an image X X
Solarize an image X X
Tile an image X X

ImagXpress Professional – ImagXpress Professional offers an impressive collection of state-of-the-art document and photo enhancement and compression technologies. ImagXpress Professional offers all functionality available within the ImagXpress toolkit.
Includes the ImagXpress, NotateXpress, ThumbnailXpress, TwainPRO and PrintPRO components.

ImagXpress Standard – ImagXpress Standard offers a solid set of basic image viewing, scanning, and processing features. Viewing tools, image effects and basic image enhancement are included. Document image cleanup and annotation support are not provided.
Includes the ImagXpress, ThumbnailXpress, and TwainPRO components.