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6.0 Features - Tiff Gets Ready for ECMi

DotImage supports TIFF images in a number of different ways.  In prior releases we've provided feature-rich tools that allow our users to get at all the nitty gritty details of TIFF images and TIFF files.  With those tools you can do just about anything you want to a TIFF, provided that you fully understand the TIFF specification.

For this release, we decided to think about TIFFs at a much higher level.  We looked at customer requests, knowledge base articles and sample code and decided that we could solve many customer problems with classes that hide as much of the complexity of TIFFs as possible.

In 6.0, we've added two classes, TiffDocument and TiffPage, that allow easy, efficient manipulation of TIFFs.  The things that've gotten better:

  1. Finding information about each page.  When you construct a TiffDocument, all the page information is retrieved in one shot, and it's very efficient.
  2. Combining multiple TIFFs into one. This is a one liner now - it's easy to do.
  3. Rearranging the pages in an existing TIFF is now done through the manipulation of a collection
  4. Mixing and matching pages from multiple sources or inserting a page from a new image is, again, just manipulating a collection.

This type of object design is vital for ECMi.  If you want to deliver customized documents to your clients on the fly, there is no better way to do it than this.

Imagine an insurance agent who wants to assemble a policy for a customer on the fly - what better way to implement this than to be able to grab stock document pieces, assemble them and then deliver to a web browser with the Atalasoft AJAX Document Viewer?

Check it out in the DotImage 6.0 release.  There is also a free Windows App that lets you combine multiple TIFFs and reorder the pages by dragging and dropping thumbnail images.  We give you the source, too.

Published Wednesday, March 05, 2008 4:28 PM by Steve Hawley


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