It's here! Our ImageMan.Net Summer 2012 Release is now available. This release adds new features for all current subscribers as well as our new Barcode Add-on.
So what's new in the Standard and Document Editions ?
Enhanced the Searchable PDF Support by assuring that the searchable text lines up with the raster image content. This requires assigning the OcrInfo property from the Ocr Engine class to the OcrInfo property of the PdfEncoder when saving images.
Added option to display checkboxes with each thumbnail via the DisplayCheckBox property, added the ThumbCheckedChanged event and the Checked property to the Thumbnail class.
Added the ThumbBorderColor property to allow the developer to set the Thumbnail border color.
Added the ScrollToThumb method to allow code to scroll a given thumbnail into view.
Added Drag and Drop Thumbnail support via the AllowDragDrop property and the ThumbDragged event.
Added the AllowSelect property to the annotation control to allow developers to disable the ability of users to select annotations via the mouse.
Added the ToolDefaultsToSelect property to control if the Current tool reverts back to the select tool after creating a new annotation or if the tool remains the same allowing users to create multiple annotations of the same type without having to reselect the tool.
Added the MouseWheelScrollDelta property to specify the scroll distance when the user uses the MouseWheel to scroll an image.
- Performance enhancements in many of the Encoder/Decoder classes to make saving and loading images even faster.
This new release can be downloaded from the My Products page for existing customers or the trial download page.
Our new ImageMan.Net Barcode Add-on is now shipping
And based on popular demand we've release our new ImageMan.Net Barcode Add-on. This provides barcode reading and writing for the most popular 1d and 2d barcodes in easy to use classes and its 100% royalty free.
Barcode Add-on Sale - Save up to 50%
Thru November 15th users of our ImageMan.Net Document edition can save 50% off a purchase of the Barcode Add-on. Got the Standard Edition ? No worries, you can get a 25% discount off your purchase of the Barcode Add-on. Just email us at email@example.com along with your serial # and we'll email you the special discount coupon code. Remember, you've only got until November 15th, after that the Barcode Add-on will be available for its regular price of $699 for a single developer license or $1398 for a 5 Developer Team License.
Looking for ImageMan.Net Winter Release Features
We may have just shipped the Summer release but our developers are already working on the list of features we'll be shipping in the Winter 2012 release.
If you have any features you would like to see implemented please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure to consider for a future release.
We've also been hard at work shipping a new release of our ImageMan.Net Twain components. V 3.10 features support for the Twain ExtImageInformation mechanism for getting specialized information such as barcode info, type, mag stripe information, endorser text and more from scanners that support it.
All your application has to do is to tell the Twain control what ExtImageInformation items you want to query and after each scanned page it will return the information from the scanner to your application.
Keep in mind that these features such as barcode recognition are generally only supported in higher end scanners such as those from Canon and Fujitsu as well as specialty scanners.
V 3.10 can be downloaded at no charge from the My Products page.
Development work is well under way for the next release of our ImageMan.Net components. So far we've got several enhancements to the viewer and thumbnail controls, enhanced searchable PDF support in the PdfEncoder class and more. Oh, and by the way our new barcode support will allow your applications to recognize 1 and 2d barcodes in Code 3 of 9, Code 128, Datamatrix, UPC A/E, EAN 8/13, PDF 417, QR Code or Interleaved 2 of 5 formats. We'll also have support for creating barcodes in these formats. And of course this will all be royalty free.
What features do you want ?
We've also got some other new features we'll be including but it's not too late to get your requests in. Please let us know at email@example.com what features would make your work easier. Is there something imaging related that we are not doing that you need ? A current feature that could be enhanced to simplify your development ? Let us know and we'll seriously consider it.
ImageMan.Net Standard & Document Editions Version 3.01 is now available. This is a maintenance release that also includes a couple of enhancements listed below. The update can be downloaded from the My Products page on our website.
Release Notes - ImageMan.Net - Version 3.01
* [IMN-2] - PDFDecoder creates ImImage with Resolution set to 0
* [IMN-3] - Installer fails to run toolbox app
* [IMN-5] - ScaleCommand doesnt set Resolution on processed image
* [IMN-10] - Exception in ExifParser when a duplicate tag exists
* [IMN-12] - PdfDecoder class throws NullReference exception from .Load if .Stream property not set, should throw a more meaningful exception
* [IMN-15] - Memory leak in Deskew Command
* [IMN-4] - Add missing content to PDF Decoder help
* [IMN-8] - Update viewer control scollbar thumbs so they show the relative portion of the image displayed
* [IMN-14] - Minimize number of trial dialog displays at build and runtime
Yes, the next release of our award winning ImageMan.Net Standard & Document edition imaging components is now available. ImageMan.Net Version 3 includes:
- 32 & 64 bit assemblies
- Assemblies for .Net 2.0 and .Net 4.0
- Reading and Writing of EXIF data is supported by the JPG Encoder and Decoder classes
- New subscription based licensing model
- Visual Studio 2010 Sample applications in C# and VB.Net
- Many other new enhancements and performance tweaks
With the release of Version 3 we have also switched to an annual subscription model which will provide developers will all the new major upgrades and updates we develop throughout the year as well as email and forums support. Developers who would like phone based support can also sign up for an optional priority phone support plan.
We've also adopted a new development model with Version 3 which means we'll be providing you with more frequent updates and with major new functionality released over each subscription period. Some of the new features we'll be releasing over the next year includes new searchable PDF support, optional JPBIG encoder and decoder which will provide even better compression for 1 bit images than TIFF group 4 and much more.
Discounted upgrade pricing is available for all current ImageMan.Net developer as well as for users of the ActiveX and DLL components, pricing for the various upgrade options are available after logging in to your My Products page.
A fully functional trial of ImageMan.Net Version 3 can be downloaded from here.
The Data Techniques Dev and Support teams will be on a planning retreat Friday July 29th thru Monday Aug 1st. During this time support requests may be handled less quickly than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work out our future product plans.
The Data Techniques Dev Team
We’re working on the feature set for the next ImageMan.Net release and we need your feedback and suggestions. Now is your opportunity to let us know what imaging problems you need solved and how we can help.
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It's here, we've released beta 1 of the ImageMan.Net components. This release includes:
- 32 and 64 bit Assemblies
- .Net 2.0 and .Net 4.0 assemblies
- faster PDF import with less memory consumption
- EXIF reading/writing support for JPG
- Performance improvements in the Codecs as well as other image processing classes
- Misc enhancements such as the hDIB property in the ImImage object
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the download details.
The ImageMan.Net Dev Team
We’ve just completed the initial implementation of a new knowledgebase and support system which will allow us to provide faster even and more comprehensive support. We’re using a service from www.assistly.comwhich integrates our email, forums, knowledgebase, chat, twitter and facebook (coming soon) support into a single support portal. This will allow us to keep our knowledgebase content fresher and respond more quickly to emails and questions posted via any of the support methods ie forums, twitter or facebook.
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be adding more knowledgebase articles as we copy them over from our old homegrown system.
Let us know if you have any questions or feedback about our new support system.
Due to a delay by the Telco in moving our phone lines our move has been rescheduled till this afternoon (Monday May 9). If you call our main # 682-4111 you may receive no answer during the move, please try our support line at 682-0161 as it should be in place prior to the other number.