Monday, May 23, 2022

ImageEn, Image Editing and Display Library, v11.0.0 Released

 We have now released ImageEn, v11.0.0, the latest update to our image editing and display library for Delphi/BCB. These updates are free if you purchased a license or extension after 22 May 2021:

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

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

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


Top Ten Enhancements in ImageEn 11.0.0


1. New component to display and edit DICOM tags, EXIF and IPTC data, as well as viewing XMP, PDF and File information



2. Significant improvements to DICOM tag editing, including unicode support and tag injection for multi-frame files

3. New component to configure ImageEn global settings at design-time



4. Wider format support including reading and writing of JPEG XL and WebP format and reading of HEIF, AVIF, TTF, OTF and PICT files (via plug-in)

5. Updated to PDFium v5065 for improved PDF display, including unicode password support

6. Many meta-data enhancements, including output of image and PDF properties to TStringGrid, TListView or TStringList, and exporting to JSON and text

7. Alternative background can be specified for the non-image area of TImageEnView, as well as the direction of gradient backgrounds



8. ImageEnView now supports file dropping for quick display

9. TIEFolderTree can display attached phones and other devices



10. ImageEn windows remember their position


We have also included the latest BCB 5/6 versions in this release.

Full Change History: https://www.imageen.com/info/HistoryFull.html

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Virtual multi-bitmaps, enhanced Image Processing Dialog, PDF bookmarks, and more in ImageEn v10.3.0

We have now released updates to ImageEn, our image editing and display library for Delphi/BCB, and IEVision, our advanced imaging features add-on. These updates are free if you purchased a license or extension after 17 December 2020:

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

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/


More info and a free trial of ImageEn are available at:

http://www.imageen.com

 

Top Ten Enhancements in ImageEn 10.3.0 

1. Now supports virtual multi-bitmaps allowing large multi-frame files to be rapidly generate in memory

2. Improved "Image Processing" dialog with better layout and new functions: Rotate and Crop, Pixelize and "Symmetric Nearest Neighbour" smoothing



3. Reads PDF bookmarks for document navigation in the PDF viewer



4. Layer snapping: Easier to position and align layers by snapping to a virtual grid

5. New resampling/zoom filter, which is both fast and hiqh quality: "WIC High Quality Bicubic"

6. Many PDF enhancments including exporting of pages to file, improved styling of selections in PDF documents with auto-merging, property to determine whether document contains a form, etc.

7. Much improved TIEFolderTree with keyboard shortcuts and better dragging and dropping



8. New ImageEnProc functions, including flood filling of an alpha area with color and inverting (Negative) of individual color channels

9. Improved accuracy of angles with TIEAngleLayer



10. Automatic smoothing of the edges of anti-aliased layers

Sunday, September 26, 2021

New PDF editing toolbar, high quality PDF printing and support for eight extra languages in ImageEn 10.2.0

ImageEn, image editing and display library for Delphi/BCB, v10.2.0 is now generally available.This update is free if you purchased a license or extension after 15 September 2020:

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

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/


More info and a free trial of ImageEn are available at:

http://www.imageen.com

 

Top Ten Enhancements in ImageEn 10.2.0 

  1. ImageEn now uses a DLL for localization support. If you do not need localization it reduces your the EXE size by 780KB. If you use localization it adds support for eight more languages: Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Slovenian



  2. The ImageEnViewToolbar can now be used to view and edit PDF files

  3. Now supports high quality PDF printing, including via ImageEn TAction classes

  4. Various improves to measurement, including new interactions to measure areas and lengths with a polyline and more detail in hover hints, e.g. perimeters when measuring by rectangular or circular areas

  5. Masks can now be applied to non-image layers, like text and shapes

  6. TIERichEdit adds support for all RichEdit 8.0 features, including spell checking

  7. All ImageEn keyboard shortcuts can now be easily customized or disabled

  8. New mouse interaction allows selection of text or images in a PDF files (with automatic detection based on what is under cursor), plus it is much easier to switch to pan and zoom mode

  9. Many other improvements for PDF file viewing, including new options for selection, highlight and form field colors, and performance enhancements

  10. Now supports Delphi 11
 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

New PDF and DICOM Features, UI Enhancements and automatic image rotation in ImageEn 10.1.0 and IEVision 6.0.0

We have now released updates to ImageEn, our image editing and display library for Delphi/BCB and IEVision, our advanced imaging features add-on. These updates are free if you purchased a license or extension after 1 August 2020:

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

Other users can extend their registration for 12 months at:

http://www.imageen.com/order/


More info and a free trial of ImageEn are available at:

http://www.imageen.com
 

Top Ten Enhancements in ImageEn 10.1.0

1. Numerous enhancements to PDF support, including significantly improved performance with large files, eleven PDF events, annotation rendering, corrupt file handling and much more


 

2. DICOM images can now be displayed with alternative color palettes, with five standard medical palettes included



3. Improved styling for many built-in dialogs, including enhanced print preview dialogs, gradient preview in Layer and Brush Property dialogs, and new devices glyphs in Acquisition dialog

4. Improved support for VCL theming, particular with ImageEn toolbars, TIEFolderTree and TIEColorButton. Also, all control types are now available on themed toolbars

5. Many performance improvements, including with animated GIFs, TIEFolder tree and general processing. Also, TIEMultiBitmap can now load frames on demand

6. Mouse interaction to adjust the window level and width (brightness and contrast) of an image, e.g. for DICOM

7. Mouse and keyboard can be used to increase/decrease curvature of TIELineLayer. Also curve line quality is much improved




8. TImageEnFolderMView can show file preview when dragging to/from Windows Explorer

9. 12 new built-in shapes (arrows and chevrons)

10. "Fit Cropping" in ImageEnView to better fill the control with the image


Top Five Enhancements in IEVision 6.0.0

1. Orb Feature Detector: Find matching points in a pair of images

2. Find Homography: Find the alignment matrix between points in a pair of images (e.g. for automatic image alignment)



3. Warp Perspective: Adjust the perspective of an image based on a matrix

4. Exposure Fusion: Merge images taken with multiple exposures into a single image




5. Updated all OCR language files and added OCR script files (e.g. all Latin languages)


Monday, May 17, 2021

PDF Features, Optimizations and High DPI Enhancements in ImageEn v10.0.1

ImageEn v10.0.1 has now been released. This update is free if you purchased a license or extension after 15 May 2020. 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


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

http://www.imageen.com
 
 

Top Ten Enhancements

1. PDF Viewer supports an "All Pages" view


2. Find Text can search the entire PDF document and scroll located text into view

3. TImageEnMView uses on demand loading with large PDF documents for much faster performance

4. Further high DPI improvements, including scaling of the ImageEn Open/Save dialogs and better support for multiple monitors

5. Global methods to add, merge and delete pages from PDF files

6. Many other PDF enhancements including adding and removing attachments, meta-data support, page rotation, and form editing improvements

7. Aspect ratio now considered when scaling JPEG for optimized loading

8. All Russian text is now natively translated

9. Now uses custom GDI+ dash drawing for improved selection styling (e.g. when cropping)

10. Various stability fixes and improvements 

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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