Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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/

Monday, April 22, 2019

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. 

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/


Top Ten Enhancements

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

Monday, February 25, 2019

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

More Information and Trial Downloads

IEVision implements Tesseract 4 for more accurate OCR in Delphi/C++

We have just released a major update to IEVision, our advanced tools add-in for Delphi and C++ Builder. This update implements Tesseract 4 for more accurate OCR.

Video capture using installed drivers

About IEVision, Advanced Features Add-In

The easiest way to add powerful functionality to ImageEn is with the IEVision add-in:
· OCR: Image to Text Conversion
· Barcode Recognition
· Patching of images (to hide blemishes and copy content)
· Photo Stitching
· Face and object detection and tracking
· Advanced image processing algorithms

More Info and screenshots: http://www.imageen.com/IEVision/
Demos: http://www.imageen.com/demos/index.html#IEVision

Top Five Enhancements in IEVision 5.0.0

1. Now supports Tesseract 4 for much faster and more accurate OCR (Error Reduction Statistics: English: -30%, French: -50%, Spanish: -46%, Russian: -79%, Hebrew: -32%, Chinese: -22%, Korean -79%, etc.)
2. Sixty languages added to OCR, such as: Armenian, Breton, Corsican, Filipino, Gaelic, Mongolian, Maori, Tongan
3. New PDF generation class to create searchable (OCRed) PDF documents from images
4. New OCR properties to detect advanced formatting (Sub/Superscript, dropped caps, etc)
5. Other improvements and fixes

Upgrading to IEVision 5.0.0

Purchase or upgrade IEVision at:


Monday, November 26, 2018

ImageEn Imaging Library Update for 10.3 Rio (Trial available)

ImageEn v8.1.2 has now been released to add support for Delphi/C++Builder 10.3 Rio.

ImageEn is a powerful native image display, editing and processing library. Learn more at: www.imageen.com

We now have a trial version, which is available via GetIt in the Delphi IDE, or our web site at: www.imageen.com/demos/

There are also 200 pre-compiled demo applications so you can instantly try all our features.

Top Five Enhancements

1. Enhanced TImageEnLayerMView with background layer locking and custom hover hints

2. Layer Properties dialog improvements including drawing of Line End shapes in combobox, plus optional image-only display for all combobox captions

3. Polyline layers can be created from a selection

4. All pages can be previewed when printing posters

5. Full localization support for Russian and Dutch languages

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

The update is free to all users who purchased a license or extension after 26 November 2017. You can download at: www.imageen.com/support/downloadrequest.html

Monday, July 2, 2018

HUGE v8.0.0 Update for ImageEn Imaging Library

We have just released v8.0.0, a huge update to ImageEn, Imaging Editing and Viewing Library for Delphi and C++Builder.

Learn more about ImageEn at: www.imageen.com

Over 200 compiled demos at: www.imageen.com/demos/

Top Fifteen Enhancements

1. Editing of Polyline and Line Points

New Polyline and Line layers can now be created by clicking points. You can also add, remove and edit points of existing layers


2. Curve Layers

Polyline layers now allow insertion of curves. You can also add curves when editing a polyline layer by holding down the Alt key

3. Full PDF Exporting

Scalable PDF documents can be created using the new TIEPDFBuilder class or exporting of ImageEn layers

4. Enhanced Shape Layer

The ImageEn shape layer now uses GDI+ for improved performance, full rotation and gradient support. It also adds forty new built-in shapes, including: Candy, Sun, Cog, Brooch, Flower, Splat, Crown, Tag, Pin, Radiance, Raindrop, Smile, Rainbow, Marker, Banner, Power, Music, Pointing Hand, Female and Male

5. Color Curve Editing

Now includes a color curve editing component. Colors can also be manipulated by a curve in the Previews dialog

6. Layer Properties Dialog

Built-in layer properties dialog allows manipulation of common properties

7. Many Other Layer Improvements

More gradient options, keyboard shortcuts, layer preview during creation, word-wrap and auto-shrinking of text

8. Measurement Tools

New mouse interactions to measure lengths, rectangular and elliptical areas

9. Selection Subtraction and Sizing

Circular and Polygon selections can now be resized. You can also hold the Ctrl key to remove from an existing selection

10. Faster Loading

New features for improved performance, including WIC property to speed up loading of JPEGs (200% faster) and PNGs (30% faster), retrieval of embedded preview images from Camera RAW images, and OptimizeLoadingParams method to automatically set the fastest loading properties

11. Eraser Brush and More

Many enhancements to brush tools, including an eraser brush, alpha compositing and improved performance

12. Enhanced Printing

New event to customize printing, including a heading. Print Previews now show text. Contact/thumbnail sheets can also be output to bitmap

13. New File Formats: DirectDraw Surface, HEIF, etc.

ImageEn now supports all image formats of Microsoft WIC, including DirectDraw Surface, HEIF, etc.

14. Many New Actions

Dozens of new actions available: EraserTool, ConvertToPolylineLayer, MeasureLength, MeasureRect, MeasureEllipse, ZoomAndScroll, EditLayers, EditLayerPoints, ClickCreateLineLayers, ClickCreatePolylineLayers, DrawCreatePolylineLayers, LayerFontSelect, LayerFontEnlarge, LayerFontReduce, LayerAlign, Layer Properties, etc.

15. EXE Size Optimization

Dicom resources have been moved to an external unit, reducing the size of most EXEs by up to 400KB. There are also many improvements to defines that allow further reductions to EXE size for specific requirements

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

IEVision, Advanced Imaging Tools Add-In, v4.5.0 Released

We have just released v4.5.0 of IEVision, our advanced imaging tools add-in for ImageEn.

Top Five Features

1. New Blob Detector to locate shapes within an image

2. Template Matching now calculates a confidence value for each match

3. Background Subtractor class supports improved selection methods

4. TIEVisionImage can now detect lines

5. Other improvements and fixes

Demo all the new features at:


IEVision Pricing

IEVision can be purchased for $399.50 from our order page:


More Information

IEVision is an advanced add-on for ImageEn that provides:

  • OCR

  • Image Patching

  • Barcode Recognition

  • Face Detection and Object Tracking