Powered by patented artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, LEADTOOLS is a collection of comprehensive toolkits to integrate recognition, document, medical, imaging, and multimedia technologies into desktop, server, tablet, and mobile solutions. Leverage more than 30 years of imaging development expertise with support to manipulate 150+ file formats to enhance your applications.

The LEADTOOLS SDK product line is comprised of four product families: Pro, Document, Medical, and Multimedia.

Within each product family there are Stand-alone SDKs, Add-on modules that require a qualifying stand-alone SDK and Product bundles that include a stand-alone SDK and one or more add-ons


The LEADTOOLS Pro family has 3 products to develop applications that incorporate LEADTOOLS imaging technologies.

Pro Suite is a bundle of: Imaging Pro, Barcode Pro and PDF Pro. The Imaging Pro includes the tools developers need to add powerful imaging technology to applications.
LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro includes 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ image display effects, TWAIN and WIA image scanning, screen capture, and image printing. The Barcode Pro SDK and PDF Pro SDK are build on and include Imaging Pro functionality.

Imaging Pro Family

LEADTOOLS Document Family

The LEADTOOLS Document family has 5 products for developing document imaging applications: Document, Edit, Recognition, Forms and Document Suite

The Document SDK includes PDF viewing and editing, comprehensive annotation and markup, specialized bitonal image displaying, and image processing. Other features include performance and memory optimizations for bitonal images, document image cleanup, including inverted text, border, hole-punch, and line removal, and scanning with LEADTOOLS Fast TWAIN and WIA.
Advanced features including OCR, forms recognition and HTML5/JavaScript viewing are available in the Recognition SDK, Forms SDK and Document Suite SDK.


LEADTOOLS Medical Family

The LEADTOOLS Medical family has 2 products for developing Medical imaging applications: Medical and Medical Suite

Develop powerful Medical applications with the entry-level Medical SDK. Get comprehensive DICOM data set support, 8-16 bit extended grayscale image support, image annotation, specialized extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and medical-specific image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, and signed and unsigned image data processing.
More advanced features, including DICOM Communication, PACS Client and Server, and HTML5/JavaScript viewing are available within the Medical Suite SDK.


LEADTOOLS Multimedia Family

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia family has 2 products for developing powerful Multimedia applications: Multimedia and Multimedia Suite.

LEADTOOLS Multimedia is specifically designed for the development of audio/video applications across a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, and security. The Multimedia SDK offers developers a full range of technologies that turn normally complex DirectShow and Media Foundation projects into simple tasks. The integration of core multimedia functionality, such as playback, capture, conversion, and processing into applications, is easier than ever before with LEADTOOLS Multimedia.

By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport components, and Imaging Pro SDK, Multimedia Suite offers a tremendous value.

Developers have access to all multimedia features, including playback, conversion, capture, DVD, DVR, MPEG-2 Transport Stream with KLV, video conferencing, UDP/TCP/RTSP streaming, and more. Development licenses for most LEADTOOLS codecs, multiplexers, demultiplexers, and DirectShow Filters and Media Foundation Transforms are also included.


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