Release date: 8/5/2004
Atalasoft Releases DotAnnotate, a Document Markup and Annotation Toolkit for the Microsoft .NET Framework
Editor's Note: All of the features of DotAnnotate are now included with the DotImage Document Imaging toolkit!
Northampton, MA – August 5th, 2004– Atalasoft Inc., a leading provider of Microsoft .NET Framework and ActiveX imaging components for developers, today announced that the release of Atalasoft DotAnnotate, a 100% Managed .NET Windows Form component adding powerful annotation capabilities used to markup, and draw objects onto an image or document. Atalasoft DotAnnotate can be used as a standalone component or integrated with Atalasoft DotImage™, the imaging component toolkit built from the ground up with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the .NET Framework.
Atalasoft DotAnnotate adds powerful annotation capabilities used to markup, and draw objects onto an image or document. These objects include primitive shapes, text, freehand, sticky notes, redactions, images and hot spots with an extensible interface to add custom annotations. Once placed, annotations can be independently resized, moved, and included on different layers or groups. Atalasoft annotations can be persisted to a file using the standard WANG format or a format based on Adobe's XMP standard.
“Microsoft is pleased to see the new capabilities Atalasoft is offering in its annotation solution,” said Richard Burte, product manager in the .NET Developer Product Management Group at Microsoft Corp. “Atalasoft DotAnnotate will give our mutual customers more flexibility within documents and images.”
Annotation support for DotImage has been highly requested by customers who need to mark up documents and images” said William Bither, President of Atalasoft. “We have listened to our customers by providing powerful annotation support to our well received DotImage Imaging toolkit for the Microsoft .NET Framework in the form of DotAnnotate, while giving an entire new customer base the ability of adding annotations without purchasing our fully featured imaging toolkit. We have designed the object model to be very extensible and easy to use, maintaining Atalasoft’s philosophy on component development.”
DotAnnotate has many uses in both document and photographic imaging. DotAnnotate gives applications the ability to highlight areas of a document, add text notes, protect areas of the document using redactions, along with many other useful objects for document markup. By publishing Atalasoft’s annotation XMP schema, other application providers will be able to read these annotations without the Atalasoft toolkit. Adobe’s XMP format also allows this data to be stored in many different image formats including the popular Adobe PDF which DotImage can create. DotAnnotate can also be used to create a sophisticated layer based imaging application. It uses the benefits of GDI+ rendering for full alpha transparency support of annotations and layered images.
Atalasoft Company Information
Established in 2000 Atalasoft is a leading provider of imaging components for developers using ActiveX and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Atalasoft provides developers with server side and client side imaging technology that requires very little effort to implement. Atalasoft's customers include fortune 500 companies, document imaging corporations, engineering firms, software development firms, and developers from all over the world.
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