Atalasoft Releases New Imaging Components with DotImage® 4.0
Advanced Document Cleanup, GlyphReader OCR Engine, and Advanced Photo Effects Add-Ons Complement DotImage Platform
Easthampton, MA, USA. — July 31st, 2006 —Atalasoft, Inc., a leading provider of imaging components for Microsoft .NET Framework-based developers, today announced the release of its latest version of DotImage. Version 4.0 of DotImage introduces Advanced Document Cleanup algorithms, Advanced Photo Effects for automatic image enhancement, a cost effective and highly accurate OCR engine, and an improved AJAX image viewer and all new AJAX thumbnail control for viewing and processing images on the web.
Atalasoft's DotImage is a full-featured imaging toolkit for photo and document based imaging applications built on the .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft ASP.NET. The 4.0 release premiers the DotImage Advanced Document Cleanup (ADC) and Advanced Photo Effects (APE) Modules. The Advanced Document Cleanup (ADC) Module is an add-on providing the ability to automatically remove specks and borders for improved image quality using unique proprietary algorithms developed by Atalasoft. The ADC add-on also provides automatic solid and broken line removal, blank page detection, as well as the ability to auto-negate inverted text and inverted documents. Atalasoft’s new Advanced Photo Effects (APE) Module, aimed at serving the high-end photography and pre-press market, is an add-on that can be used to automatically enhance digital photos without laborious manual touch-ups.
Version 4.0 also includes the launch of the DotImage GlyphReader Module, a highly accurate and cost-effective OCR engine. Atalasoft is also pleased to announce the release of a module to support Abbyy’s FineReader OCR engine. Abbyy, a respected leader in the OCR arena, is now partnering with Atalasoft to make its OCR technology accessible via DotImage.
In addition, Atalasoft will be providing new text and PDF output modules that can be added on to any Atalasoft-supported OCR engine. The new PDF output module will generate high-quality searchable PDF documents that feature high quality thumbnail images of the document pages, and a variety of PDF flavors including text-only, text under full page image, and text and separate images. If advanced codec modules are installed, such as JPEG2000 or JBIG2, they will automatically be used to make compact, fully-acrobat-compliant documents. The release of these add-ons demonstrates Atalasoft’s commitment to providing competitive .NET Framework support for an even broader array of document and photo imaging needs.
“Microsoft is pleased to see the new capabilities Atalasoft is offering with the release of DotImage 4.0,” said Brian Goldfarb, lead product manager of the .NET Developer Product Management Group at Microsoft Corp. “Atalasoft continues to provide expanded support of digital imaging solutions for the Microsoft .NET Framework.”
”DotImage 4.0, our second major release within a year, demonstrates Atalasoft’s ability to innovate quickly based on customer requests and industry demands,” said William Bither, president of Atalasoft. “Combining our enhanced AJAX imaging capabilities with our new document, photo, and OCR offerings enables enterprise applications traditionally bound to thick-client solutions to make the leap to web-based platform-independence without sacrificing usability.”
The DotImage platform itself showcases several upgrades and additional features with the 4.0 release. Significant items include an all new AJAX thumbnail control and an improved AJAX image viewer for viewing and processing images on the web with full panning support and on-demand tiled loading. These enhancements provide further support for developers seeking to create platform-independent, web-based imaging applications using Atalasoft’s toolkits.
Established in 2000, Atalasoft is a provider of a high-performance, standards-compliant .NET Framework imaging libraries targeted towards authors of document processing and management systems and photographic imaging. Atalasoft offers unparalleled ease of integration through CLR compliant objects, logically laid-out object hierarchies, rock-solid implementation, and first-rate support.
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