Atalasoft's core .NET document imaging SDK provides functionality and adapters for common use cases involving scanned documents. Read, convert, edit, annotate, and transform paper and electronic documents into active tools for your applications.

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DotImage® Features

Core features, included with DotImage and all backed by in-house experts
Annotations and Workflow
What is it?

DotImage has series of UI controls that have annotations built directly into them, allowing you to control annotations and workflows

What Problems does it solve?
  • Workflow User Input - Our Imaging SDK displays a document and uses annotations to complete a workflow step
  • Collaboration - Documents in DotImage can have annotations embedded inside of them. Collaboration on a document is simple and built-in

 

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Format Independence
What is it?

The DotImage .NET Developer SDK supports a set of image encoders and image decoders that open images as if they are the same format. PDF, TIFF, JPG, PNG, RAW, and others are handled the same when opened.

 

What Problems does it solve?
  • Image Conversion - DotImage easily converts many formats to another standard format
  • Format Flexibility - Our Imaging SDK removes the complexity of supporting multiple formats while all image formats are treated the same in code 

 

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Page Management
What is it?

DotImage includes a library of functions for altering document structure in multipage PDF and TIFF file

 

What Problems does it solve?
  • Page Rearrangement - DotImage can receive pages in a collection object for easy rearrangement 
  • Document Combination - Our Imaging SDK easily combines documents with a single function call 

 

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Raster Image Manipulation
What is it?

The DotImage SDK functions and engines to assist in converting an image into storable formats

What Problems does it solve?
  • ​Image Cleanup - Use our Imaging SDK’s functions to remove scanning artifacts, orient the page correctly, or remove noise that will interfere with the transformation process
  • Direct pixel access - Format and stream pixels into any engine to perform detection for the transformation process

 

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TWAIN Scanning
What is it?

TWAIN is a standard for drivers in scanners and cameras. On a Windows computer, TWAIN is used to control most modern scanners. DotImage includes a library of functions to interact with a scanner on a Windows machine

What Problems does it solve?
  • Desktop Scanning - Configure and start a scan using DotImage’s simple API
  • Custom Separation - Use barcodes or any other behavior to automatically divide and create individual documents from a bulk scan

 

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Web Document Viewing
What is it?

DotImage comes with a set of javascript controls with an API to control and interact with multipage documents natively in any HTML5-enabled browser

 

What Problems does it solve?
  • Native Viewing - TIFF, PDF, and many other image formats can now be viewed in browsers using our Imaging SDK
  • Workflow - Using annotations and server functions, documents can be routed and approved by the appropriate parties

 

Technical Details

WinForms Controls
What is it?

A series of WinForms UI controls for viewing and annotating a document

 

What Problems does it solve?
  • WinForms Viewing - Viewers for a WinForms application
  • WPF Viewing - Viewers for a Windows Presentation Forms application

 

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DotImage® Add-ons

Add-on features to DotImage, all backed by in-house experts
PDF Rasterization
What is it?

An add-on for our Imaging SDK that includes a black box engine for converting vector-based PDF documents into raster (pixel-based) images

 

What Problems does it solve?
  • ​Native PDF Viewing - View a PDF directly in a custom Windows or web application while embedding it outside of Adobe Reader
  • Conversion - Convert from PDF to another image format

 

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OCR/ICR Transformation
What is it?

A DotImage add-on which includes an API and collection of engines to recognize text and extract data from document images

What Problems does it solve?
  • Zonal Extraction - Extract data from a specific zone to create proper index fields
  • Scan to Searchable PDF - Run a scanned document through our engines to get a Searchable PDF
  • Text Recognition - Identify alphabetical and numeric characters from a scanned image

 

Technical Details

OMR Transformation
What is it?

DotImage’s built-in library designed to assist with template matching and mark recognition

What Problems does it solve?
  • Template Matching - Compare a document to a template and get a match percentage
  • Bubble Forms - Extract filled in bubble data
  • Checkboxes - Determine if a checkbox is marked on a paper form

 

Technical Details

Additional Formats - MS Office, DICOM, CAD, JBIG2, and JPEG2000
What is it?

Add-ons to our core DotImage SDK library to allow for the use of extra formats

 

What Problems does it solve?
  • Microsoft Office - Decoders for Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents for viewing
  • CAD - Add support for architectural drawings in DWG and DXF
  • DICOM - Add support for medical device images
  • Other Raster Formats - JBIG2, JPEG2000

 

Technical Details

Barcode Reading and Writing
What is it?

An add-on engine for Dot Image that locates barcodes in an image and a set of renderers and draws them onto existing images

 

What Problems does it solve?
  • ​Physical Data Storage - Store data in a physical image and recapture that image later to extract the information 
  • License Reading - All of the data from a driver's license is on the PDF-417 barcode on the back. Controls are included to get an image of it and read the data
  • Document Templates - With a barcode on your forms dictating which form it is, greatly simplify the problem of document transformation into data

 

Technical Details

ISIS Scanning
What is it?

ISIS, like TWAIN, is a scanner driver standard. ISIS is designed to operate large scale, multithreaded scanners with no additional slow downs from the driver

What Problems does it solve?
  • ISIS Desktop Capture - With our libraries, ISIS is just as simple as TWAIN

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Atalasoft’s DotImage has enabled us to offer the browser-based scanning solution that our customers were looking for

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