A Simple Web Canvas Region Selection Tool for Barcode Region Detection

The barcode localization algorithm is an essential step for barcode recognition within an image. However, for static images, the bigger size images have, the much more time the algorithm takes. Plus, the success rate of the algorithm may be interfered by the background color and the foreground color. It is tough to guarantee a 100% success rate for locating barcodes. If the auto-detection fails, a viable workaround is to switch to the manual mode, selecting the barcode regions by your eyes, in order to recognize the barcodes you want. In this article, I will demonstrate how to create a simple web canvas region selection tool to do barcode region detection using Dynamsoft JavaScript Barcode SDK.

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Building Your First RISC-V Barcode Reader App on Ubuntu 20.04

RISC-V is a free and open RISC instruction set architecture. The RISC-V community and ecosystem are boosting and will flourish in the next couple of years. To facilitate barcode app development for RISC-V, Dynamsoft has kicked off the build of RISC-V barcode SDK. In this article, I will show you how to utilize the experimental edition of Dynamsoft RISC-V barcode SDK to build a simple command-line barcode reader app and run it on QEMU RISCV emulator.

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Dynamsoft Barcode Reader ARM64 for Nvidia Jetson Nano

Since from version 7.6.x, Dynamsoft Barcode Reader started to support ARM64 (Previously, ARM32 only). It is good news for developers who aim to build barcode reader app on embedded computing boards like Raspberry Pi and Nvidia Jetson Nano. In this article, I will guide you through the process of building Python and C/C++ barcode reader apps on Nvidia Jetson Nano.

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How to Build a Barcode Reader App for Salesforce AppExchange

While using Salesforce, your management system can conveniently extend new functionalities by installing apps from Salesforce AppExchange – the Salesforce store. How can you build a Salesforce app by yourself? In this article, I will share how to create a barcode reader app for Salesforce from scratch.

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How to Make Dynamic Web TWAIN Work with Polymer Shadow DOM

In the past, Dynamic Web TWAIN was tightly correlated with HTML elements. It only allowed developers to use HTML element ID to initialize the image container. In the meantime, shadow DOM elements were not supported, which failed Polymer projects. Starting from the latest version 16.1, the SDK has a lower coupling. Developers can use either HTML element ID or HTML element object to initialize a Dynamic Web TWAIN object. In this article, I will share how to integrate Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK to a Polymer project for scanning documents in web browsers.

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How to Use WebGL to Accelerate Web Barcode Decoding Speed

Generally, while doing barcode detection, we pass color images encoded in RGB or YUV to some barcode decoding APIs, in which the image data will be converted from color to grayscale and then from grayscale to binary. Operating pixels takes much CPU time. To accelerate image processing, we can utilize GPU. Dynamsoft JavaScript barcode SDK is powerful for developing web barcode scanning apps, but it is designed for CPU only so far. In this article, I will show you how to use WebGL to convert color image to grayscale image in order to reduce the total CPU time cost when reading barcodes from camera video stream in web apps.

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How to Use OpenCV to Build Simple Webcam Apps for Desktop and Web

During the pandemic, the demand for camera apps is booming due to the social distancing situation. So, I collected some basic OpenCV webcam sample code implemented in different programming languages and built some simple web apps for remote webcam access. Hopefully, it will be helpful for someone who is getting started to build webcam apps. In this article, I will use JavaScript, C#, Python, and Golang.

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