PDF viewing and editing, text borders and gradient fills, DICOM tag injection and enhancements to IERichEdit and OCR in ImageEn v10.0

ImageEn v10.0.0 and IEVision 5.5.0 have now been released. These updates are free if you purchased a license or extension after 21 April 2020. You can access the downloads from:

http://www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/index.html#Extensions

More info on ImageEn and a free trial is available at:

http://www.imageen.com

Top Fifteen Enhancements

1. Support for PDFium for loading of rendered PDF pages, viewing and editing of PDF documents (moving, importing and deleting pages), selection of text and editing of form fields

2. Text layers and text drawing methods now support borders and gradient fills

3. Advanced features added to TIERichEdit: Find, Replace, Insert Image, Insert Object, Paste Special, and more

4. Tags can be injected into DICOM files without modifying the image

5. DICOM tags can be anonymized (based on official recommendations)

6. Loading of large images in TImageEnView can be deprioritized or loaded as thumbnails to prevent them slowing display

7. Many improvements for ImageEn toolbars, including custom buttons, custom status and click actions and optional keyboard shortcuts

8. 21 new actions, including eleven PDF Viewer actions, six TIERichEdit actions, and more

9. Improved ImageMagick support, particularly with SVG, with support for Alpha channel and scaled loading

10. Layers now support linking to create web links and clickable objects

11. Major optimization of XMP/Dict assignment code (up to 20x faster) significantly speeding up loading of images with large XMP data blocks, such as PSD

12. Improved styling of CropTool with anti-aliasing and all TImageEnView selection properties

13. Eight new gradient effects

14. Single method to automatically register all available plug-ins

15. ImageEn toolbars can now be used in DLLs

Complete Change History: http://www.imageen.com/info/HistoryFull.html

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High DPI Support, Improved TIFF and New Performance Demo in ImageEn Imaging Library v9.3.0

ImageEn v9.3.0 has now been released. It is a free update if you purchased a license or extension after 20 January 2020. You can access the downloads from:

http://www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/index.html#Extensions

For more information on ImageEn and free trial, visit:

http://www.imageen.com

 
Top Ten Enhancements 

1. All ImageEn toolbars and dialogs support High DPI 

Layer Properties dialog

2. Many enhancements to WIC support, including EXIF reading, 32bit PNG and alpha support 

3. TImageEnMView and TImageEnFolderMView support natural filename sorting (e.g. numbered filenames are better sorted) 

4. ImageEn Open/Save dialogs support all multi-select and Open Options when using modern Windows styling, and offer faster preview 

Image Open and Save dialogs

5. Improvements to TIFF support including 32 bit (HDR) TIFFs and Planar tiffs containing gray scale and alpha 

6. Smooth zooming interaction for TImageEnView 

7. ImageEn toolbars can be custom scaled 

Fully customizable toolbar components for TImageEnView

8. When pasting from the clipboard to a selection it supports transparency 

9. New demo showing all ImageEn Dialogs (\Demos\Other\ImageEn_Dialogs\ImageEn_Dialogs.dpr) 

10. Enhanced demo to compare performance of three imaging engines: Native, WIC and DLL (\Demos\InputOutput\IEViewPerformance\Performance.dpr)

Complete Change History: http://www.imageen.com/info/HistoryFull.html

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Improved Design-Time State and new Camera Raw Formats in ImageEn v9.2.0

ImageEn v9.2.0 and IEVision 5.4.0 have now been released. These updates are free if you purchased a license or extension after 25 September 2019. You can access the downloads from:

http://www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/index.html#Extensions


Top Ten Enhancements

1. New Brush Properties dialog available via code, actions and in-built toolbar

2. Image levels adjustment in code and Proc Properties dialog

3. Design-time preview of TImageEnView and TImageEnMView with either live or demo content

4. Published more visual properties and improved background styles for TImageEnView and TImageEnMView

5. Improved LibRaw support with latest library and can now read EXIF from Raw images

6. New AutoSetBitDepth property will automatically update bit depth settings just by specifying the PixelFormat

7. Improved layout for TIELayerProps and Layer Properties dialog and copes better with narrow layout

8. TPicture can be assigned directly to TIEBitmap or TImageEnView and alpha channel is supported

9. Various performance enhancements to clone, brush and retouch tools, GDI+ functions and TImageEnView navigator

10. Run all compiled demos directly from the help documentation, plus new “Large TIFF Viewer and Editor” demo and redo of TIFF Handler demo

Complete Change History: http://www.imageen.com/info/HistoryFull.html

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ImageEn 9.1.0 and IEVision 5.3.0 Performance Updates Released

ImageEn v9.1.0 and IEVision v5.3.0 have now been released. For this update we focused on ways we could improve performance.

You will now notice significant speed enhancements with Camera Raw files, TImageEnMView (particularly if you enable disk caching) and play animated GIFs in TImageEnView, as well as other optimizations such as loading images into TImageEnView in the background.

IEVision v5.3.0 can now use multiprocessing which more than doubles OCR processing speed on modern systems.

These updates are free if you purchased a license or extension after 28 May 2019. You can access the downloads from:

http://www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/index.html#Extensions

Top Five Performance Enhancements

1. TImageEnMView can use a persistent disk cache for much improved performance

2. When loading the embedded JPEG and thumbnails in RAW files, they can now be scale loaded to a desired size for better performance, particularly in TImageEnMView

3. TImageEnView now offers Asyncronous Loading load images in a background thread without affecting the UI

4. Much better performance when playing animated GIF files in TImageEnView

5. Various code optimizations to improve performance

Top Ten General Enhancements

1. New Retouch tools: Interactive brushes to fix image content: Smudge, Inpaint, Blur, Smooth, Sharpen, etc.

2. Improvements to TImageEnMView including automatically padding thumbnail spacing for improved styling, navigation by clicking the first letter of a filename and support for folder shortcuts

3. Many enhancements to built-in toolbars, including full support for theming

4. New Smart Eraser Tool removes background without erasing subject

5. ImageEn can now automatically use Windows 10 style open/save dialogs with preview support and automatic filters

6. Added “Effects” section to Layer properties (which includes support for the new InnerGlow style)

7. Many improvement to brush tools, including anti-aliased brushes and asymmetrial cloning

8. IELib64 DLL is not needed for 64bit apps. ImageEn can automatically use WIC to load JPEG and PNG images

9. Now fully supports reading and writing of DICOM files without images (tag only files)

10. Support for Canon CR3 Raw images

+ Support for Delphi/BCB 10.4 Sydney


Complete Change History: http://www.imageen.com/info/history.html

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Huge V9.0.0 Release of ImageEn Imaging Library

ImageEn v9.0.0 has now been released. It is a major updates that focuses on UI features, like toolbar, popup menus, plus over 50 new actions.

Top Fifteen Enhancements

  1. Fully customizable toolbar components for TImageEnView and TIERichEdit

    2. Automatic hover toolbars for ImageEnView for viewing, editing, selections and layers

    3. Customizable, context sensitive popup menus for TImageEnView, TImageEnMView, TImageEnFolderMView, TImageEnLayerMView and TIERichEdit

     

    4. New TIELayerProps component to view and edit properties of selected layer

    5. 28 new actions for TImageEnView, TImageEnMView and TImageEnFolderMView, plus you no longer need to attach an ImageEn control

    6. Twenty-seven actions for TIERichEdit for rapid development

    7. TImageEnView can be attached to a TImageEnMView to show a preview of the selected image (with navigation)

    8. TImageEnMView can be filtered by filename or custom code

    9. Rotation grip to make it easier and more obvious to rotate layers

    10. TIELineLayers can now be curved

    11. Numerous other layer improvements: horizontal and vertical flipping, graduated masks, more accurate rotation and sizing, and transparent background for rich text layers

    12. Full Greek translation (partial computer generation)

    13. Easily create curved selections in code

    14. CaptureFromScreen allows capturing of specific monitors

    15. Improved memory handling and other optimizations

Upgrading to 9.0.0

This update is free if you purchased a license or extension after 12 April 2019. You can access the download from:

http://www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/index.html#Extensions

Trials are available from:

http://www.imageen.com/download/

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FireMonkey Beta for ImageEn, Imaging Library

We have now released a beta version of ImageEn/FireMonkey. At this time, only Windows targets are supported. Other platforms are planned.

It is a direct port of our VCL version, but does NOT include:

Any Dialogs
– ImageEn open/save dialogs
– Built-in image effects dialog (TImageEnProc.DoPreviews)
– Built-in image I/O properties dialog (TImageEnIO.DoPreviews)
– Layer Properties dialog
– Printing and Print Preview dialogs

Any Windows Features
– Windows shell components and features (such as video thumbnails)
– TIEFolderMView
– WIC file formats and features
– GDI+
– Rich formatting for text layers
– AVI and Meta-File support

Other
– Image Acquisition (Twain, WIA, WPD)
– Video Acquisition (DirectShow, MMF)
– Support for plug-ins like ImageMagick and WpViewPDF
– Legacy components: TImageEnVect, THSVBox and TGradientBox
Naturally being a beta, it will have bugs and incompatibilities. Beta testers are expected to test and report issues.

The beta is open to anyone with an active ImageEn license (as it includes all ImageEn source code). For more information, visit:

www.imageen.com/fmx/

 

Sample Compiled Demos

Complete Editor:
Image display and editing application
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/ImageEditing/CompleteEditor/PhotoEn.exe

Thumbnail Viewer:
Using TImageEnMView to show thumbnails for images in a folder
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Multi/Thumbnails2/Thumbnails2.zip

All Layer Editing:
Usage of image, shape, text and line layers
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/LayerEditing/Layers_AllTypes/Layers.exe

Image Editor Actions Demo:
Complete image display and editing application built using only the TImageEnView Action set
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Actions/Actions_Viewer/Actions.exe

Layer Actions Demo:
Complete image layer editing application built using only the TImageEnView Action set
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Actions/Actions_Layers/Actions.exe

Thumbnail Actions Demo:
Multiple image display and editing application built using only the TImageEnMView Action set
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Actions/Actions_MView/MViewActions.exe

All Actions Demo:
Demo showing all ImageEn actions (230+) available to rapidly build applications
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Actions/AllActions/AllActions.exe

Brush Tool Demo:
Using the in-built Brush tool to paint onto an image
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/ImageEditing/BrushTool/PaintBrush.exe

Clone Tool Demo:
Using the in-built Clone Brush tool to copy and erase content within an image
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/ImageEditing/CloneTool/CloneBrush.exe

Flood Fill Tool:
Using the Fill tool to replace the color within an image with a new color or transparency
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/ImageEditing/FillTool/FillTool.exe

Transition Effects:
Use of transition effects to smooth the changing of images during a slideshow
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Display/Transitions/Transitions.zip

Transition effects

Photosphere Viewer:
Interactive display of “Equirectangular” images (Google Android PhotoSphere 360° panoramic images)
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Display/PhotoSphere/PhotoSphere.zip

Zoom Filter Comparison:
Display of all the available ZoomFilter effects for image smoothing
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Display/ZoomFilter/ZoomFilter.exe

Magic Fill to Polygon:
Creates a polygon by performing a magic selection on an image (matching a color range)
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/LayerEditing/MagicFillToPolygon/Magic2Polygon.exe

Navigator Demo:
Use of TImageEnView.SetNavigator to show the currently viewable portion of the image
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Display/Navigator/Navigator.exe

Cells and Grid Demo:
Divide an image into a grid and allow selection of individual cells
http://www.ImageEn.com/FMX/Demos/Display/CellsAndGrid/CellsAndGrid.exe

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Recent Updates to ImageEn Imaging Library

We’ve just released v8.7.5, an update to the recent v8.7.0 release of ImageEn, our Image Display and Editing Library for Delphi and C++.

Top Five Enhancements in v8.7.*:

1. TIETextLayer now supports Rich Text formatting, with optional pop-up toolbar

TIETextLayer now supports Rich Text formatting

2. New Rich Editing control with an optional hover toolbar

3. New Windows components to select Windows folders and drag and drop files to/from Windows Explorer

TIEOpenFolderDialog

4. Database Bitmap supports Layer saving and image annotations (with new FireDac demo)

5. Area, perimeter and centroid can be calculated for selections and polyline layers


More information:

http://www.imageen.com

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Five FireDac Image Demos and more in ImageEn v8.6.0

We have now released ImageEn 8.6.0, which overhauls database support, including five new database demos using FireDac.


Other Enhancements

1. New TIEAngleLayer to display and measure angles within an image

2. TImageEnMView and descendents now allow in-place editing, including file renaming in TImageEnFolderMView and layer renaming in TImageEnLayerMView

3. Many improvements to database functionality, including use of TIEDBMultiBitmap to show multi-frame images at the current database cursor

4. Improved TImageEnFolderMView, including new methods and TActions for to show properties, edit, print file, etc, more keyboard shortcuts, and complete “Windows Explorer”-style demo

5. Enhancements to CaptureFromScreen, including specifying a window to capture
Complete Change History: http://www.imageen.com/info/history.html

ImageEn v8.6.0 is free if you purchased a license or extension after 10 June 2018. 

Download via: http://www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html
Other users can extend at: http://www.imageen.com/order/index.html#Extensions

More Info: http://www.imageen.com/info/

 

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ImageEn 8.5.0 now localized into 13 languages, plus improved brush painting and new FolderTree and FileListBox components

ImageEn v8.5.0 has now been released. This update is free if you purchased a license or extension after 21 April 2018. You can request the download from: http://www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html

Other users can extend at: http://www.imageen.com/order/index.html#Extensions

Top Ten Enhancements in 8.5.0

1. Complete translations for 13 languages: Italian, French, German, Russian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Dutch and Turkish

2. Many improvements to the BrushTool, including support for rotated and asymmetric brushes, and brushes containing transparency

3. Many optimization and new properties for JPEG 2000 support, including support for loading and saving very large images

4. Two new controls: TIEFolderTree, a Windows Explorer style shell TreeView, and TIEFileListBox, a file listbox with native icon support

5. TIELayerMView can now display a layer masking button allowing you to quickly set a layer as a mask

6. TImageEnMView can now browse connected cameras and smart phones

7. Many improvements to Portable Device functionality including retrieval of thumbnails

8. New iemsFilenames display style for TImageEnMView

9. TImageEnView ruler adds support for all standard unit types

10. Stock Icons can be retrieved from Windows

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Improved Image Layer Editing and Styling for ImageEn Imaging Library

Also, released today is our v8.3.0 update for ImageEn, the powerful image display, editing and processing component suite for Delphi and C++ Builder.

Top Ten Enhancements in ImageEn 8.3.0

1. All layer types can now be used as masks, so you can easily create stylized text, gradient masks and shaped images

2. “New Layer” dialog allows you to configure and style a layer to insert into your image

 

 3. Many WIC improvements, including support for auto-rotation of camera images and meta-data when using Fast Loading via WIC. Also outputs codec information in TIOParams

4. Google’s WebP format is now supported via WIC

5. Updated to the latest Raw library version, and ImageEn now automatically loads Camera Raw files using built-in Windows codecs, if ImageEn’s DLL is not included

6. When outputting a series of images to AVI, you can now include an audio track

7. Styling improvements for TImageEnMView including, Explorer-style hover effect and a color set similar to Windows dark theme (without needing VCL theming)

8. TImageEnLayerMView now allows layers to be excluded, and supports all keyboard shortcuts of TImageEnView

9. New style options for layers include more gradient options, and fills can now be a different opacity from borders and text

10. A set of editing options allow more control over permitted behavior in TIEColorCurve

Information and Trial Downloads

 

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