PICTools Photo Editor SDK is available for renewals only, current licenses will remain active. While this product is being deprecated, we recommend visiting ImageGear to learn about our latest technologies.
Enrich applications with the most powerful photo editing SDK available.
Use PicTools to enhance photo management software, online photo services, kiosk applications, and more. It offers powerful compression and photo editing, advanced JPEG editing, and leading edge photo imaging technology.
SDK support is offered for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X.
PICTools Photo Features
Use commercially-supported software development libraries with PICTools Photo.
Automatic detection and decompression of vendor-specific Camera RAW photos from Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus and more. See the list of makes and models below.
Supports PIC format compression, replacing the JPEG Huffman encoder with the proprietary ELS entropy encoder for 15% more compression.
Can be losslessly converted back to JPEG format using Op_RORE.
GIF / LZW
JPEG (Progressive) to JPEG (Sequential) Transcoder
Patented technology for enhanced JPEG decompression will remove block artifacts from over-compressed JPEG images without blurring.
IPTC metadata support within JPEG
Supports a user-configurable number of threads per operation for optimal throughput on multicore CPUs.
JPIP Client/Server Technology for JPEG 2000
Ideal for large images.
Provides sophisticated imaging technology enabling engineers to design and build a JPEG 2000 JPIP implementation wholly in accordance with the JPEG 2000, Part 9 standard.
Designed to speed optimize network viewing of user selectable resolutions and areas of interest on JPEG 2000 images.
Provides a complete JPIP API for client and server side deployments, and provides JPEG 2000 compliant compression, JPIP request and receive, and decompression of JPEG 2000 images.
The Accusoft Pegasus JPIP.
Benefits from many years of experience working with streamed multi-resolution image formats.
Is designed to speed optimize network viewing of user selectable resolutions and areas of interest on JPEG 2000 images.
Benefits the speed at which regions of interest of any image are delivered and viewed, at a desired resolution, without having to download the entire image file.
This technology is available in all PICTools products.
HD Photo (JPEG XR) – HDP, WDP
Provides support for fully standards based JPEG XR.
Higher image quality, greater preservation of data and advanced features for today’s digital imaging applications.
A still image compression algorithm for continuous tone photographic images.
Features lossy and lossless compression, multiple colorspaces, a wide dynamic range, and extensive metadata support.
Advanced Digital Photo Editing
Color image deskew
Overlap filter options
Post processing filter strength settings
Embedded orientation flags
Auto red eye detection and removal
Auto color leveling
EXIF Metadata Editing
IPTC metadata support within JPEG
Regional image compression
Reduce compressed JPEG file size while preserving image quality by applying the optimal compression settings to one or more areas of an image
Reorient JPEG images
Quickly decode and view a rectangle within a JPEG image without decoding the rest of the image data.
Buffer to buffer image processing for maximum flexibility
The high-performance API offers total control of image processing functions
Support for Many Digital Camera RAW File Formats
View the list of the Camera RAW file formats supported by Accusoft within PICTools Photo.
Please note that 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 on the list.
Accelerate application development with Accusoft’s photo editor SDK. Developers, this section offers compatible programming environments, sample code, FAQs, current builds, and more to make integration easier.
Delivers support across multiple environments including:
32-bit & 64-bit Microsoft Windows
32-bit & 64-bit Solaris x86
32-bit & 64-bit Linux
32-bit & 64-bit Mac OS X
Achieves maximum code speed through algorithm and machine code optimizations.
Optimized for several chip instruction sets, including Intel MMX, PIII, and PIV.
The underlying architecture of PICTools allows desired imaging functionality to be efficiently ported to any requested operating system with common interface and operating convention.
Technical Notes for PICTools Photo
Static and shared dispatcher libraries combined with compressed opcode DLLs enable creation of single file executables. It provides exceptional stability and high speed in limited-resource environments. It can be used in multi-threaded applications.
Programming environments include: C/C++
Sample code is included in the free trial
This product includes a shared library that loads operation specific libraries called opcodes for modular, discrete functionality. Modular opcode design allows application developers to deploy only the opcode needed for the desired imaging functionality. It supports rapid portability and processor-specific speed optimizations on additional platforms. Contact us to discuss porting PICTools to your platform today.