GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK V12 and DocuVieware HTML5 Viewer and Document Management Kit V2 New Releases

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ORPALIS is pleased to announce two simultaneous releases: the new major versions of GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK (version 12) and DocuVieware (version 2), the HTML5 Viewer and Document Management Kit.

ORPALIS imaging technologies


GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware cover .NET WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET and COM/ActiveX User Controls, making ORPALIS the editor of the most complete imaging toolkit of the market.

The core of the document imaging SDK has been improved in terms of speed and accuracy and numerous new features have been added to both products. GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware cover .NET WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET and COM/ActiveX User Controls, making ORPALIS the editor of the most complete imaging toolkit of the market.

The full change log is available on the GdPicture forum in the “announcements” section.

GdPicture.NET version 12

  • New feature: Office Open XML Word Processing Document

Integrators of GdPicture.NET can display a preview of DOCX files within their applications. The writing of Office Open XML Word Processing Document is possible by the means of the Open XML SDK distributed within GdPicture.NET.

  • Image processing

Convolution filters based on convolution matrix are now available to apply a number of effects on the images: blurring, sharpening, edge detection, embossing, and more.
New document image binarization, an optimized version of the well-known “Bradley adaptive thresholding” algorithm, is now available. It improves the quality of the black and white picture submitted to the engines, OCR or barcode, boosting the accuracy of the recognition.

  • Document imaging

Advanced document utilities are offered in this major version, like fast identification of the document format and preview (including thumbnails and counting the number of pages). It is also possible to use specific fonts and new features like dispose image and empty cache, and force garbage collection is available to optimize memory usage.

  • PDF

GdPicture.NET 12 now supports PDF Layers (Optional Content Groups). This includes reading, writing and browsing the layers.
Overall performance: version 12 is now 57% faster for reading, 12% faster for rendering and faster for generating a PDF than version 11.
PDF rendering has been extended to all types of shading.
It is now possible to link to a page within a PDF and not a website only.
Searchable PDFs are now making use of True Type fonts, fixing some issues that may happen with Microsoft SharePoint and other popular ECM systems.

  • General

The internal cache system of GdPicture.NET document imaging SDK has been redesigned to improve the performances of the application when handling fonts. This new cache for system fonts dramatically reduces memory usage, reduces garbage collection time and speeds up the opening of new documents.

  • Barcoding

The GdPicture.NET barcode reading engines (1D and 2D) are now 20% faster and more accurate with color images.

  • OCR

The OCR engine is now based on the latest version of Tesseract. The accuracy of the page orientation detection technology has been improved without affecting its speed.

  • Annotations

GdPicture.NET now offers the possibility to create square box custom annotations.

  • Formats

Various improvements are now available for JPEG, DICOM and RAW formats.

GdPicture.NET 12 can be downloaded on the GdPicture website. Upgrade prices are available.

DocuVieware version 2

DocuVieware is a fully-customizable, fully-featured and universal HTML5 viewer and document management kit. Its purpose is to view, annotate and easily manage any document, on any device and any browser. It supports more nearly 100 file formats, including PDF, TIFF and SVG.

DocuVieware is compatible with ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC. As a HTML5/AJAX control, it is cross-platform and works on any browser. Actions made on the document in server-side are updated in real-time on the client-side.

DocuVieware version 2 offers numerous enhancements to provide a faster display and a lower memory usage. The performances for latest Microsoft Windows Server operating system and the client side code (JavaScript) have been improved; DocuVieware 2 allows the same server hardware to support more concurrent users than DocuVieware 1. All improvements made in GdPicture.NET 12 document imaging SDK affect this new version of DocuVieware.

Some of the new features available in DocuVieware version 2 are:

Twain acquisition
Via a custom user interface, users are able to create new documents or add pages to existing documents by the mean of TWAIN acquisition for all widely used web browsers on any Windows operating systems starting with Windows Vista.

Form Fields
DocuVieware 2 introduces the support for PDF Form Fields. The fields are displayed, the user can fill the fields and the content of the fields can be save to the PDF. Finally, the server side application can read and write the content of the fields.

Event Page Transfer Ready
On the server side, it is now possible to customize the image that will be displayed to the user without affecting the actual document.

Custom Snap-In
With a custom snap-in it is possible to perfectly fit the user interface to the purpose of the application, dramatically improving the user experience. Business applications may benefit this possibility to improve the application efficiency by proposing to the user a snap-in adapted to the business process.

Drag and drop page reordering and new print options are also available.

Several demos illustrate the new features and functionalities on the DocuVieware website. Upgrade prices are available.


ORPALIS is specialized in automating large-scale document-based processes and document imaging. ORPALIS is creator, developer and owner of the comprehensive document imaging toolkit series released under the brand "GdPicture", which is now a worldwide known and respected leader in imaging technologies. More than 12,000 developers based in over 70 countries have included GdPicture components in their applications. In 2011 ORPALIS releases PaperScan, marking the beginning of a new line of products meant for end-users. PDF Reducer is launched in 2013. In 2015 a most powerful universal HTML5 viewer and document management kit called DocuVieware is made available to the public. The same year a software tool for converting documents into PDF/OCR, the ORPALIS PDF OCR, is launched.

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