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Stable Releases

16.1.1 (08/13/2020)

Changed Behaviours

  • Whether to load the WASM for the Camera module is now optional (used to be mandatory in 16.1 ) and is disabled by default.

  • The webcam/camera license is now considered a core license and can be used without a scan license.

16.1 (08/04/2020)

New Features

  • Added method SetProductKeyAsync() which sets the product key asynchronously. Previously, the property ProductKey was used for both setting and reading the key. The same behavior is kept in 16.1 but the recommendation now is to use the method SetProductKeyAsync() to set it and use the property ProductKey to read it.

  • Added methods GetSourceNamesAsync() , SelectSourceAsync(), SelectSourceByIndexAsync() , OpenSourceAsync() , CloseSourceAsync() , OpenSourceManagerAsync() , CloseSourceManagerAsync() , as asynchronous complements to their existing synchronous methods.

  • Support showing both 64-bit TWAIN drivers and 32-bit TWAIN drivers at the same time.

NOTE: This driver type does not work if we call SelectSource() synchronously (without callbacks).

  • Added APIs under Addon.Camera as a complement to the existing APIs under Addon.Webcam . These APIs include getSourceList() , selectSource() , getCurrentSource() , closeSource() , getResolution() , setResolution() , getCurrentResolution() , play() , pause() , resume() , stop() , getStatus() and capture() . Unlike the old APIs under Addon.Webcam which are good only on Windows, the new APIs are good on Windows, macOS, Linux as well as iOS & Android.

  • Added built-in video processing feature which enables video streaming, edge detection, perspective adjustment, capturing, etc. Related APIs include showVideo() , closeVideo() and two callbacks video-closed and video-error .

NOTE: on desktop, this feature requires a webcam/camera addon license.

Entra Features

  • Added a feature to run Dynamsoft Service with the account “Local Service”. By default, it is still “Local System”. Contact Dynamsoft to learn more.

Beta Feature

  • 16.1 now supports acquiring images from a remote scanner which is connected to a machine which is connected via HTTP. This feature is designed to enable document scanning on mobile devices.

Better Performance

  • Improved the speed to initialize the library under WASM mode by splitting one WebAssembly file into multiple files and loading them in the background.
  • Improved memory usage by sharing the same heap among multiple WebAssembly workers.
  • Improved image decoding by removing unnecessary image processing operations as well as lowering the memory usage.
  • Improved data transferring efficiency by using pointers instead of strings.
  • Improved performance by saving compiled WebAssembly code into the working process for later use.

Changed Behaviours

  • This version is backward compatible with version 16.0. This means once you have installed the Dynamsoft Service for version 16.1, an application running version 16.0 also works without the need to install the Service for version 16.0.
  • The method LoadImageEx() now supports mobile platforms as well.
  • Dynamsoft Service directory is now named with its major version in it. For example, /DynamsoftServicex64/ is now /DynamsoftServicex64_16/ . Also ActiveX related files are put into a different directory called /WebTWAINActiveX/ .

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where images fail to show in the viewer in IE 10.
  • Fixed a bug in Chrome where the print UI invoked by the API Print() disappears immediately after showing up.
  • Fixed a bug with the API Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Host which is now effective.
  • Fixed a bug with consecutive cropping operations with the API Crop() .
  • Fixed a bug with WebTwain instances created by the API Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.CreateDWTObjectEx() so that their UI binding works correctly.

Deprecations

No deprecation in version 16.1.

Changes to the ActiveX Edition

No changes in version 16.1.

16.0 (06/16/2020)

Features to the Core Module

  • Added a new mobile edition that enables document capturing via mobile cameras and other document manipulation functionalities. Most of the existing methods and properties are made compliant with this new edition.
  • Added WASM based document manipulation functionalities which enable the use of all features of Dynamic Web TWAIN except for document scanning without installing the Dynamsoft Service.
  • Added setting Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.UseLocalService to switch the working mode of the library between Local-Service mode and WASM mode. Only valid on desktop operating systems.
  • Replaced the built-in image viewer including the built-in image editor with the Dynamsoft Viewer.
  • The creation of a WebTwain instance is now independent from the UI. In version 16.0, you can create a WebTwain instance in 4 ways
    • Specify a Container that has a ContainerId and assign it to Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Containers . A ContainerId is essentially the id of an HTMLDivElement element which is required for generating a built-in Dynamsoft Viewer. Then call the method Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.GetWebTwain() with ContainerId as the argument to get the instance.
    • Call the method Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.CreateDWTObject() to create an instance with built-in Dynamsoft Viewer.
    • Specify a Container that has a WebTwainId but no ContainerId and assign it to Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Containers . A WebTwainId is just a string to uniquely specify the instance. Then call the new method Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.GetWebTwainEx() with WebTwainId as the argument to get the instance.
    • Call the method Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.CreateDWTObjectEx() to create an instance without a built-in Dynamsoft Viewer.

Note

If a WebTwain instance is created without a built-in Dynamsoft Viewer, you can create a Viewer later and bind it to the existing WebTwain instance using the new method BindViewer() . The Viewer can also be updated or unbound with the new methods UpdateViewer() and UnbindViewer() .

  • Added method LoadImageFromBinary() to enable importing data from binary (an object of the type Blob or ArrayBuffer).
  • Added methods getCapabilities() and setCapabilities() which enables fast capability negotiation.
  • Added method EnableSourceUI() to enable TWAIN configuration without scanning.
  • Added method SelectImages() to select one or multiple images programmatically. This method replaces the old APIs SetSelectedImageIndex() and SelectedImagesCount .
  • Added property SelectedImagesIndices to return the indices of selected images. This property replaces the old API GetSelectedImageIndex() .
  • Added Viewer-specific APIs: setViewMode() , updateUISettings() , setButtonClass() , setSelectedImageArea() , zoomIn() , zoomOut() , bindCustomElement() , showCustomElement() , hideCustomElement() , toggleCustomElement() . These methods should be called like this: DWObject.Viewer.zoomIn() .

Updated Add-on Features

  • Added PDF Rasterizer mobile edition.
  • Extended the PDF Rasterizer on desktop to the WASM mode.
  • Replaced the old barcode reader add-on with a new add-on which now supports both Local-Service mode and WASM mode of the desktop editions as well as the mobile edition.

Better Performance

  • In favor of the WASM mode, image transferring now uses JPEG more often than PNG. Previously, there was only the Local-Service mode and only PNG was used.
  • The following methods are made asynchronous (while still synchronous-compliant):

ChangeImageSize() , ConvertToBW() , ConvertToGrayScale() , Crop() , Erase() , FilterImageByTag() , Flip() , GetSelectedImageSize() , GetSkewAngle() , Invert() , Mirror() , Rotate() , RotateEx() , RotateLeft() , RotateRight() , SetDPI() , SetImageWidth()

NOTE

These APIs must be called asynchronously in the WASM mode.

Changed Behaviours

  • The methods HTTPDownload() and HTTPDownloadEx() no longer has the “Content-Type” header in their HTTP Get requests.
  • The method GetSourceNames(true) now returns more information which includes “DriverType” and “DeviceInfo”.

Deprecations

  • Deprecated SetSelectedImageIndex() , GetSelectedImageIndex() and SelectedImagesCount in favor of the new method SelectImages() .
  • Deprecated IfOpenImageWithGDIPlus in favor of the built-in imaging decoder.
  • Deprecated the following APIs in favor of the new methods getCapabilities() and setCapabilities() :

CapGet() , CapGetHelp() , CapGetCurrent() , CapGetDefault() , CapGetFrameBottom() , CapGetFrameLeft() , CapGetFrameRight() , CapGetFrameTop() , CapGetLabel() , CapGetLabels() , CapSet() , CapReset() , CapSetFrame() , CapIfSupported() , GetCapItems() , GetCapItemsString() , SetCapItems() , SetCapItemsString() , Capability , CapNumItems , CapMaxValue , CapMinValue , CapCurrentValue , CapCurrentIndex , CapDefaultValue , CapDefaultIndex , CapType , CapValueType , CapDescription , CapStepSize , CapValue , CapValueString

Changes to the ActiveX Edition

  • Added method SelectImages() .
  • Added property SelectedImagesIndices .

15.3.1 (03/05/2020)

Improved

  • [HTML5] When reinstalling the Dynamsoft service, the service configuration file DSConfiguration.ini will now be replaced directly.

Fixed

  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where the scanner stops responding when you cancel the scan multiple times.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where the scanner stops responding when the library tries to retrieve extended information that contains magnetic data.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where images can‘t be selected in batches (CTRL/SHIFT + Click) after swapping the current tag.

15.3 (01/07/2020)

New

  • [HTML5] Added a new configuration extendedImageInfoQueryLevel for the method AcquireImage() that allows setting up how the library queries extended image info items. In version 15.2, the default level would result in scanning failure or serious performance issues with some scanners.
  • [HTML5] Added a new method GetSourceNames(bool bIncludeDetails) that returns the list of available data sources as a string array. On Windows, when bIncludeDetails is set to true , this method returns more details about the sources including its protocol versions, manufacturer and whether it’s the default/current source, etc.
  • [HTML5] Added a new method SelectAllImages() that can select all images in buffer or all images that have been filtered by tags.
  • [HTML5] Added a new method ConvertToBW(number imageIndex) that converts a specific image to Black & White.
  • [HTML5] Added a new method Invert(number imageIndex) that inverts a specific image.

Improved

  • [HTML5] Further improved security by deleting the methods FTPUploadDirectly() , FTPDownloadDirectly() , FileExist() and changing the methods HTTPUploadThroughPostDirectly() , HTTPDownloadDirectly() to only work on whitelisted images/files (check NOTE below).
  • [HTML5] Changing the default SSL certificates is now officially supported.
  • [HTML5] Changed the property LogLevel so that when it’s set to 1\0 , it’s equivalent to setting LogLevel to 14\1 in the file C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dynamsoft\DynamsoftServicex64\DSConfiguration.ini
  • [HTML5] Local caching is made smoother by introducing a new process to do the caching when the threshold is reached. As a result, it is significantly faster when loading a great many files.
  • [HTML5 on macOS] When using ICA(Image Capture Architecture) sources, info that was written to system log is now written to wtss.log .
  • [Upload Module] Now the module can only upload files/images that are whitelisted (check NOTE below)

Note on how whitelisting is done

Dynamsoft Service keeps a whitelist of all images in buffer as well as images saved by the Service. The whitelist lives on until the current service process is destroyed. Each Dynamic Web TWAIN object keeps a whitelist of file paths that are retrieved in the callback OnGetFilePath for the method ShowFileDialog() .

Fixed

[HTML5] Fixed a bug where Dynamsoft Service gets stuck when you try to perform concurrent operations on the same image(s) like uploading and converting them at the same time. [HTML5] Fixed a bug where Dynamsoft Service crashes when the callback OnBitmapChanged is called recursively.

15.2 (09/19/2019)

New

  • [HTML5] Added the capability to add tags to images. The tags can then be used to filter the images. The new APIs are TagImages() , ClearImageTags() , SetDefaultTag() and FilterImagesByTag() .

Improved

  • [HTML5] Tidied up the Dynamsoft Service installer by removing redundant files.
  • [HTML5] Unified image decoding capabilities for JPEG and PNG on Windows, macOS and Linux.
  • [HTML5] Improved the speed of PDF decoding by loading the file as a whole instead of per page.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Improved Windows buffer management so that its capacity is only limited by the size of disk space on the machine.
  • [HTML5 on macOS] Improved macOS installers for better user experience.
  • [ActiveX] Aligned PDF rasterizer in ActiveX so that it shares the same feature set with the HTML5 edition.

Fixed

  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug with the API CreateTextFont() where the text takes up extra space when it is rotated by 90 degrees.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where printing results in unnecessary extra blank pages in Firefox or IE11.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where a missing filename parameter results in upload failure.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Fixed a bug where the library attempts to download an incorrect installer when the Barcode Reader add-on is used.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Fixed a bug with the API GenerateURLForUploadData() so that it returns an URL that shows the correct SDK version.
  • [All] Fixed a bug where 8-bit image data can’t be compressed as a JPEG-TIFF.
  • [All] Fixed a bug with the event OnTopImageInTheViewChanged() where it doesn’t get triggered if images are acquired into an empty buffer.

15.1 (08/13/2019)

New

  • [macOS] Added 64bit support to macOS.
  • [macOS & Linux] Expanded the event OnPostTransferAsync from Windows to macOS & Linux. The method serves as the asynchronous counterpart to the existing synchronous event OnPostTransfer . Information about the transferred image is returned in the event listener.
  • [macOS & Linux] Expanded the method startScan() from Windows to macOS & Linux. The method accepts a JSON object that specifies all the scan parameters. This makes it simpler and even faster to initiate a scan job. At the same time, you can specify how you want the scanned data to be processed by adding extra output parameters in the same JSON object.

Improved

  • [Win] Improved the methods ConvertToBlob() , ConvertToBase64() and image loading methods so that they can handle much bigger files.
  • [Linux] Improved the image encode/decode functionalities on Linux so that it can encode/decode files just like Windows.
  • [macOS & Linux] Expanded PDF related capabilities to macOS and Linux so that all 3 platforms share the same features.
  • [macOS & Linux] Improved the PDF decode engine so that it can load more PDF files without invoking the PDF rasterizer.

Fixed

  • [Win] Fixed a bug where some scanners can only scan with document feeder but not the flatbed.

15.0 (06/27/2019)

New

  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added a new method startScan() which accepts a JSON object that specifies all the scan parameters. This makes it simpler and even faster to initiate a scan job. At the same time, you can specify how you want the scanned data to be processed by adding extra output parameters in the same JSON object.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added a new event OnPostTransferAync as the asynchronous counterpart to the existing synchronous event OnPostTransfer . Information about the transferred image is returned in the event listener.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added a new PDF core DLL as the default engine for PDF encoding & decoding. This new PDF DLL has added support for JPEG2000 and JBIG2 compression types.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added a new method PDF.Write.Setup() which accepts a JSON object that contains all the parameters needed for creating PDF files.
  • [HTML5 on macOS] Added a new file libDynamicImg.dylib to the macOS edition which provides functionalities equal to those provided by the file DynamicImage.dll on Windows. Essentially, this file offers better image encoding and decoding.
  • [HTML5] Added a pair of methods IndexToImageID() and ImageIDToIndex() which converts the index of an image to its image id or vice versa. The id of an image is an unique number that can be used to specify the image.
  • [HTML5] Added a new event OnIndexChangeDragDropDone which is triggered when you drag and drop images to resort them in the viewer. The event returns the from and to indices for the operation.

Improved

  • [HTML5] Improved the method AcquireImage() by adding two more options IfGetImageInfo & IfGetExtImageInfo to its parameter optionalDeviceConfig which are true by default and means extra image info will be returned with each transferred image.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Improved the method SetFileXferInfo() so that you can specify a naming pattern for the transferred images when the transfer mode is Disk File.
  • [HTML5] Improved the performance of Dynamsoft Service by allowing two time-consuming operations to occur concurrently. The affected methods are ConvertToBlob() , ConvertToBase64() , GenerateURLForUploadedData() as well as a few HTTP Upload methods.
  • [HTML5] Improved service connecting efficiency by removing optional ports and use the same ports no matter it’s 64bit service or 32bit. Also, during initialization, JavaScript will attempt to connect to the core scan module directly instead of connecting to the service first.
  • [HTML5] Improved the functions ConvertToBase64() , ConvertToBlob() , GenerateURLForUploadData() , HTTPUpload() , HTTPUploadAllThroughPostAsMultiPageTIFF() , HTTPUploadAllThroughPostAsPDF() , HTTPUploadThroughPost() , HTTPUploadThroughPostAsMultiPagePDF() , HTTPUploadThroughPostAsMultiPageTIFF() , HTTPUploadThroughPostEx() so that the current indices of the images which were operated on in these methods are returned in the callback functions. This is due to the fact that the indices might have changed during these time-consuming operations.

Changed

  • [HTML5 on Windows] 64bit service has been made the default option on 64bit machines.

Fixed

  • [HTML5 on Windows] Fixed a bug where it takes too much time to load a network file in RDS-mode Chrome.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Fixed a bug where an unwanted black line may appear as the right edge of saved TIFF files.

14.3.1 (01/15/2019)

New

  • [ActiveX] Added method GetImagePartURL() to work with the Barcode Reader.
  • [HTML5] Added a few global settings which may speed up the initialization process of the SDK. The settings are IfCheckDCP , IfCheckDWT , IfDisableDefaultSettings and IsLicensePromptFriendly .

Improved

  • [HTML5 on Windows] Improved the TIFF compression algorithm when it’s set to JPEG so that the resulting file size is significantly reduced.
  • [ActiveX & HTML5 on Windows] Included the Webcam and Barcode reader libraries in the service installer for easier distribution.
  • [HTML5] Improved the built-in image viewer to be more responsive when navigating through images.

Changed

  • [All Editions] Changed the Hex Code for representing a color from #BBGGRR to #RRGGBB for all methods that may require a color as one of its parameters.

Fixed

  • [HTML5 on Windows] Fixed a bug where the method LoadImageFromBase64Binary() may fail to decode a string.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Fixed a bug where the service may crash during string conversion.
  • [File Uploader] Fixed a bug where the upload module may fail to open 4 threads for uploading.

14.3 (11/20/2018)

Improved

  • [All Editions] Unified the installation prompt for all editions.

Fixed

  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where images to print appear shrunken when rotated.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where the method CancelAllUpload() only cancels one job.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where OCR Pro Full license gives out an error message when used on the client-side.

14.2 (10/16/2018)

Improved

  • [All Editions] Simplified the installation process of the SDK by putting multiple installers together. From this version on, you can get the Dynamsoft Service, Dynamic Web TWAIN and its PDF Rasterizer addon installed with one installer.
  • [HTML5] Improved the method ConvertToBlob() so that it can be called multiple times in a row.
  • [File Uploader] Added a property FormField to allow adding extra fields when uploading.

Fixed

  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug with the file DynamicSocket.dll to avoid service crash.

Changed

  • Removed Dynamsoft Camera SDK related files.

14.1 (09/06/2018)

Improved

  • [ActiveX] Improved the SelectSource() method so that it can also be used asynchronously.
  • [File Uploader] Updated the upload module so that the information returned from the server can be accessed in the callback functions of an upload job.
  • [File Uploader] Added the version number of the library to the name of the library so that different versions of the library can co-exist.

Fixed

  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug with the event OnInternetTransferPercentage which doesn’t fire when IfShowCancelDialogWhenImageTransfer is set to false .
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug with the image editor where it stops responding after you scan or load new images without saving the currently modified image.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug with the image editor where it no longer adapts to the size change of the browser window after you pressed the scan button in its toolbar.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug that some files would fail to load when you drag and drop multiple TIFF files to load in Dynamic Web TWAIN.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where loading a file from a path that is composed of Unicode characters would fail.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Fixed a bug where the multi-user service doesn’t start under the Enhanced Mode.
  • [HTML5 on macOS] Fixed a bug on macOS where the built-in Select-Source dialog appears to be too wide.
  • [HTML5 on macOS] Fixed a bug on macOS where Undefined shows up as available sources.
  • [HTML5 on macOS] Fixed a bug on macOS where you can’t press Ctrl to select multiple zones on an image. Instead, you need to use the meta Key.

Changed

  • [File Uploader] Changed GenerateURLForUploadData() to be an asynchronous method.
  • [File Uploader] Changed the module so that the encrypted files which are in the cache waiting to be uploaded will be cleared when the upload fails or when it is cancelled

14.0 (07/17/2018)

New

  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added a new upload module to handle upload jobs which can carry out upload jobs behind the scene even after the browser is closed.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added a new API GenerateURLForUploadData() to generate a URL which will be used by the upload module to fetch the file/data to upload.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added a 64-bit service, 64-bit scan module, and 64-bit PDF Rasterizer. However, the 32-bit service and modules are still installed by default.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added Enhanced Mode to the service to optimize the performance for environments like Citrix. When enabled, the service can handle multiple client connections much better.
  • [HTML5] Added a JS-based SelectSource() dialog to replace the system’s default dialog.
  • [HTML5] Added a feature to drag and drop one or multiple images in the viewer to rearrange them.
  • [HTML5] Added a feature to load images when they are dropped onto the viewer from the local disk. When dropping in-between 2 images in the viewer, the new images will be inserted between them, otherwise, the new images will be appended.
  • [HTML5] Added scan, load, and remove features to the image editor.
  • [HTML5] Added a configuration IfCheck64bitServiceFirst in dynamsoft.webtwain.config.js which determines whether the JavaScript library checks the 64-bit Dynamsoft Service first. If 64-bit server is installed, this setting will speed up the initialization of the SDK. The default value is false.
  • [HTML5] Added a configuration IfAddMD5InUploadHeader in dynamsoft.webtwain.config.js which determines whether the header dwt-md5 is added in HTTP posts. The default value is false .
  • [HTML5] Added a configuration IfConfineMaskWithinTheViewer in dynamsoft.webtwain.config.js which determines whether the mask during SDK initialization or time-consuming operations covers the complete page or just the built-in viewer. The default value is false .
  • [HTML5] Added configurations in dynamsoft.webtwain.config.js that enables setting the display language for built-in prompts and image editor, etc. The default language is English.
  • [HTML5] Added configurations in dynamsoft.webtwain.config.js to show/hide certain buttons on the image editor.

Improved

  • [All Editions] Rearranged the /Resources/ folder in the installation directory which contains all the JavaScript library files and files for distribution. Removed the deprecated plug-in completely.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Improved the file transfer mode to be able to transfer multiple files in one scan session.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] Added Unicode support to make it possible to access files which has special characters from non-English languages in its path or name.
  • [HTML5] When the viewer is set to the view mode of 1 * 1 or -1 * -1, users can now select multiple areas on the image by drawing rectangles while pressing the CTRL button. These selected areas can be moved around too.
  • [HTML5] Improved the event OnImageAreaSelected so that when it’s triggered, it will return the 1-based index of the rectangle which represents a selected area on the image. The event is triggered when a new area is selected or a selected area is moved.
  • [HTML5] The HTML5 license can now be used to restrict the usage of the SDK in certain browsers.
  • [ActiveX] Updated the license verification module to be compatible with that of the HTML5 edition.

Changed

  • [All Editions] Removed intellisense files but still available upon request.
  • [HTML5 on Windows] The service is now installed with a .msi by default instead of a .exe .
  • [HTML5 on macOS] Changed the API ImageCaptureDriverType which now is set to 4 by default and the only allowed values are 0 (TWAIN), 3 (ICA) and 4 (TWAIN & ICA).
  • [HTML5] All the required images in the SDK are hard-coded into JavaScript code.
  • [HTML5] The non-production server license will now come with a prompt of license notice.
  • [HTML5] Changed the background color for images when they are selected or when the mouse hovers over one of them. This only works when the view mode is n * n. By comparison, in old versions, the background stays white.
  • [HTML5] Changed the background color for the image editor.
  • [HTML5] Changed the theme of the SDK including the progress bar color, waiting spinner, etc.
  • [HTML5] Changed the events OnMouseClick , OnMouseDoubleClick and OnMouseRightClick to be triggered when the mouse is up. In old versions, they were triggered when the mouse is down.

13.4.1 (04/16/2018)

New

  • [All Editions] Dynamic Web TWAIN is officially published to NPM.

Improved

  • [HTML5 on Windows & Linux] Optimized the scanner module for better compatibility with certain scanner models.
  • [All Editions] Improved the JS library so that it works better with Angular 5.

13.4 (03/12/2018)

Improved

  • [HTML5] Optimized the installation process so that users who are not able to download Dynamic Web TWAIN module as a ZIP can now download it as an MSI file to install.

Changed

  • Updated the SDK installer to make it possible to download and install other Dynamsoft SDKs together with Dynamic Web TWAIN during the installation process.

Fixed

[HTML5] Fixed a bug where you see the progress bar displayed on the page for no reason when you use Dynamic Web TWAIN with other libraries or frameworks like the popular BootStrap.

13.3 (01/16/2018)

Improved

  • [Add-on] Replaced the PDF Rasterizer add-on with a new technology which made it possible to use the rasterizer on macOS as well as Linux besides Windows.
  • [HTML5] Optimized the memory usage by Dynamsoft Service and the JavaScript library so that users can scan and process even more pages.
  • [HTML5] Optimized the scan module on Linux for better user experience.
  • [HTML5] Updated the HTTPUpload*** methods so that they can be used in a for-loop.
  • [HTML5] Updated the installer of Dynamsoft Service so that Firefox no longer needs to be restarted twice.
  • [HTML5] Added a new button for the “Erase” feature on the built-in image editor.
  • [HTML5] Improved the method OverlayRectangle() so that the overlays will move with the image.
  • [HTML5] Improved the method OverlayRectangle() so that the image is moved automatically to make sure the newly added overlay is placed in the center of the viewer. This only works when the image is larger than the viewer.
  • [HTML5] Added a “readme” file in the /Resources/ folder to explain what each file is for in that folder.

Changed

  • [HTML5] Changed the installing process especially for users who need to use the SDK in a domain network.
  • [ActiveX] Changed the default value for IfAllowLocalCache to true .
  • [Add-on] The convert mode CM_AUTO is removed for the method PDF.SetConvertMode() .

Fixed

  • [All Editions] Fixed a bug where the uploaded PDF files might be corrupted if the upload was interrupted during the process due to insufficient physical memory.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where an error is thrown even after a TIFF file is loaded successfully.
  • [ActiveX] Fixed a bug where a very big PDF file might fail to be loaded.
  • [ActiveX] Fixed a bug where IE might crash when saving scanned images to a multi-page PDF or TIFF.

13.2 (11/01/2017)

  • [HTML5] Fixed a memory leak where the scanning service didn’t release memory after transferring image data to web browsers. Note: this bug started in version 13.0.
  • [HTML5] Fixed a bug where sometimes the web twain service didn’t get shut down properly
  • [ActiveX] Fixed a bug where a base64 string ended with “==” could not be decoded by using the SetCustomDSDataEx() method
  • [ActiveX] Fixed a bug where the Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Load() method didn’t work after calling the Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Unload() method
  • [ActiveX] Fixed a bug where the TransferMode property didn’t work properly

13.1 (08/22/2017)

New

  • [HTML5 Only] Added the ConvertToBlob() API to return the Blob of specified indices in the designated file type.

Improved

  • [HTML5 Only] Improved the SetHTTPFormField() API to be able to set Blobs in HTTP Forms aside from strings.
  • [HTML5 Only] Improved the HTTPUpload() API to be able to upload binary data set by SetHTTPFormField() .
  • [HTML5 Only] Improved the SetHTTPHeader() API to support HTTPDownload() and HTTPDownloadEx() methods as well.
  • [HTML5 Only] Added prefix to all names used in CSS to avoid possible conflict.
  • [HTML5 Only] Much improved performance for the communication between browsers and the service.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where you can’t initialize the SDK with the method Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Load() on the page without first Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Unload() it.
  • Fixed a bug where the HTTPUpload() API doesn’t work if it’s done asynchronously in a loop.
  • Fixed a bug where you get an error when setting the size of the viewer by percentage.

NOTICE

  • The ActiveX edition stays unchanged for this upgrade.

13.0 (06/20/2017)

Improved

  • [HTML5 Only] Replaced Dynamic Web TWAIN service with the unified Dynamsoft Service.
  • [HTML5 Only] Replaced the barcode add-on and the webcam add-on with Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK and Dynamsoft Camera SDK.
  • [HTML5 Only] Authorization prompts now support multiple languages.
  • [HTML5 Only] The method LoadImageFromBase64Binary() can now be called asynchronously.
  • [HTML5 Only] Much improved performance for the communication between browsers and the service.

Changed

  • [HTML5 Only] Changed the default behavior of the authorization prompts to “always hide”.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where cropping an image doesn’t use the new coordinates when the image has been scrolled.
  • Fixed a bug where you see an unnecessary error ‘TypeMismatchError’ when loading a multi-page TIFF/PDF.

### NOTICE

  • The ActiveX edition stays unchanged for this upgrade.

12.3.1 (04/14/2017)

  • [HTML5 Only] Updated the certificates used by Dynamic Web TWAIN service to handle the incompatibility in IE 10/11 on Windows 7/8/8.1.

12.3 (04/06/2017)

  • [HTML5 Only] Updated the certificates used by Dynamic Web TWAIN service to handle the updates introduced in Chrome 58+.
  • [HTML5 Only] Updated the key exchange as well as the cipher in Dynamic Web TWAIN service for secure connections.

12.2 (01/10/2017)

Improved

  • [HTML5 Only] Improved the SSL certificate by updating the signature algorithm to SHA256
  • [HTML5 Only] Improved the Web TWAIN service to handle the new certificate

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where scanning might fail if the user doesn’t register the event OnPostTransfer
  • Fixed a bug where Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.CreateDWTObject() still tries to connect to non-SSL ports even when the page is running in HTTPS

12.1 (11/03/2016)

New

  • Added the Linux Edition to support Firefox and Chrome on 64bit Linux OS.
  • [HTML5 Only] Added a new method SetUploadSegment() which can be used to set the threshold for segmented upload as well as size of each segment.

Improved

  • [HTML5 Only] Improved the method Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.CreateDWTObject() to allow listening on multiple IPs.
  • [HTML5 Only] Improved the OCR pro license to allow using multiple licenses.
  • Improved how the SDK works in Edge. Now you can run local pages directly in Edge.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where CurrentImageIndexInBuffer and HowManyImagesInBuffer return wrong values in the callback for the event OnPostLoad .
  • Fixed errors with license error messages.
  • Fixed a bug where an image disappears when you try to get information like resolution or size of the image in the callback for the OnPostTransfer event.
  • Fixed a bug where the ‘decoding tiff’ dialogue appears when converting PDF files to images.

12.0 (09/22/2016)

New

  • [HTML5 Only] Added a new method HTTPUpload() which supports uploading files as binary as well as base64 string. The method also supports segmented upload when handling big files.
  • [HTML5 Only] Added a new method ConvertToBase64() which supports converting one or more images to a base64 string.
  • [HTML5 Only] Added a new method SetHTTPHeader() which supports adding a header to an HTTP Upload Post request.
  • [HTML5 Only] Added a new method GetImageURL() which returns the direct URL of an image based on its index in the buffer.
  • Added a new property IfAutoScroll which when set to false will stop the automatic scrolling of the viewer when scanning or loading images.
  • [HTML5 Only] Added a new security feature called Dynamsoft Authentication which requires more user interaction when dealing with local files or devices.
  • Added MSI installers for both ActiveX and HTML5 editions.

Improved

  • Improved the method ChangeImageSize() by adding a new mechanism for the new option “Best Quality”.
  • Improved the way license verification is done and optimized the error messages for license issues.
  • Improved the way a WebTwain instance is created by adding global methods like Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.CreateDWTObject() and Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.DeleteDWTObject() .
  • Improved the image editor’s zooming feature by allowing it to zoom centered by the position of the mouse.
  • Improved the way uploading is done by adding a MD5 to every upload Post request.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where MagData doesn’t work during scanning.
  • Fixed a bug with the Mac edition where TIFF files are loaded with inverted colors.
  • Fixed a bug where the event OnPostLoad gets triggered twice when loading a file.
  • Fixed a bug with the ActiveX where selecting an image area returns the wrong coordinates when the image is bigger than the viewer (scrollbars are shown).
  • Fixed a bug where CurrentImageIndexInBuffer and HowManyImagesInBuffer are not updated correctly when the method LoadImagesFromBase64Binary() is used.

11.3.2 (07/05/2016)

New

  • Added the feature to automatically create a dump file for debugging purposes when the scanning service crashes
  • Added official support for OCR Professional

Improved

  • Optimized the scanning performance by reducing unnecessary web socket messages
  • Optimized the compatibility of the accompanying JS files so that they can work with different versions of scanning services
  • Added an internal mechanism in the accompanying JS files to support Angular2
  • Optimized Mac scanning process to make it possible to switch from TWAIN protocol to ICA protocol

11.3 (03/01/2016)

New

  • Added IsTextBasedPDF() API to the PDF rasterizer to determine whether a PDF is text-based.
  • Added support for reading binary barcode and returning the result as a base64 string.

Improved

  • Updated barcode reader library to v4.1.0.112 which uses improved positioning algorithm that can better identify and locate DataMatrix barcodes.
  • Improved the event OnPostLoad so that it gets triggered for the methods HTTPDownload(Ex) , FTPDownload(Ex) as well as LoadImageFromBase64Binary() .
  • [HTML5 edition only] Improved the API AcquireImage() . Now you can set two callback functions to this method to check its status.

Fixed

  • Fixed bugs related to asynchronous APIs such as the bug where the image index is not updated properly for the first and second images.
  • Fixed a bug where the error message for cancelling the “Open File Dialog” says “fail to open file dialog box”. Now it correctly says that “User cancelled the operation”.
  • [HTML5 edition only] Fixed a bug in printing where no matter how you set up, you can only get one copy.
  • [HTML5 edition only] Fixed a bug where the event OnSourceUIClose never gets triggered.
  • Fixed a few small bugs with the API documentation and Samples within the product installer.
  • The API CloseSource() used to be called automatically after a scanning job is done in v11.2 and a few earlier versions. This has caused issues for a few customers. In this version, this API is no longer called automatically.
  • We have improved the SDK so that it can also work seamlessly with our OCR add-on.

11.2 (11/24/2015)

New

  • Added PDF Rasterizer Add-on to convert text PDF files to images. This way, text PDF files can be successfully displayed in the viewer.
  • Added DataMatrix Reader add-on to read data matrix code from an image.
  • Added PDF 417 reader add-on to read PDF 417 code from an image.
  • Added CloseWorkingProcess() method to close the current HTML5 scanning process.

Improved

  • Improved Print() method to support printing images via Windows’ native print program.
  • Improved the upload mechanism to indicate a successful upload if the returned string from server side only contains invisible characters.
  • Improved the performance of scanning by optimizing the scanning process.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where scanner source can’t be displayed when multiple scanning pages are opened in a browser on Mac.
  • Fixed a bug where the HTML/JS samples in the product installation folder failed to run locally in Edge browser unless the demos are deployed to an HTTP Server.
  • Fixed a bug where the return value is incorrect when users click on Cancel button in the Select Source dialog.
  • Fixed a bug where OnPostLoad event is not triggered when loading a local image via its full file path.
  • Fixed a bug where scanning log is enabled by default. It could affect the performance of HTML5 scanning.

11.1 (09/08/2015)

  • [HTML5 Edition] Added support for Microsoft Edge browser.
  • [Windows Edition] Added QR Code Reader Add-on.
  • [Mac Edition] Added Webcam Addon.
  • [Mac Edition] Added 1D Barcode Reader Add-on.
  • [Mac Edition] Added QR Code Reader Add-on.

11.0 (07/23/2015)

New

  • [Mac Edition] Added HTML5 support for Safari v7+, Chrome v27+ and Firefox v27+ on Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Added HTML5 support for Internet Explorer 10 and 11.
  • Added SetOpenSourceTimeout() method to check ErrorString property when SelectSource() method fails after a specified number of milliseconds. This prevents the scan page from being unresponsive when the selected device is not connected.
  • [Webcam Add-on] Added SetVideoRotateMode() method to rotate the video preview stream.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Added OnWebTwainPreExecuteCallback , OnWebTwainPostExecuteCallback events and ShowCustomMask() , HideCustomMask() methods in dynamsoft.webtwain.install.js to display or hide the Dynamsoft’s progress overlay during scanning.

Improved

  • [Barcode Add-on] Improved 1D Barcode Reader Add-on to support reading CodeBar, Code_93, EAN_8, EAN_13, ITF, UPC_A, UPC_E.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Improved performance of built-in image viewer when viewing images in 1 * 1 view mode.
  • [HTML5 Edition] The method Print now supports printing multiple pages.
  • Improved security by limiting the access of Dynamsoft Scanning Service to registered domain(s) or IP(s) for a particular website.

Fixed

  • [HTML5 Edition] Fixed a bug where users are continuously prompt to install Dynamic Web TWAIN on Firefox when accessing a secure website on a different Windows user account.
  • [ActiveX Edition] Fixed a bug where the system’s save-file dialog does not appear when saving images in IE11 on Windows 8.1.
  • [ActiveX Edition] Fixed a bug where the DynamicWebTwainCtrl.dll crashes when LogLevel is set to 1 and HTTPPostResponseString returns more than 1024 characters.
  • [ActiveX Edition] Fixed a bug where the remote file URL gets truncated if it is too long when uploading or downloading.
  • Fixed a bug where the method SetHTTPFormField() does not work as expected.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Fixed a bug where ‘Upload Error’ is returned when image uploading is cancelled.
  • Fixed a bug where the method SetTiffCustomTag() does not work.
  • [All Editions for Windows] Fixed a bug where the method CapIfSupported() does not return support level of specified capability.

10.2 (03/24/2015)

New

  • [All Editions for Windows] Added Webcam Add-on to support image capturing from Webcams using Microsoft DirectShow API. The related APIs are:
    • Addon.Webcam.CaptureImage()
    • Addon.Webcam.CloseSource()
    • Addon.Webcam.Download()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetCameraControlMoreSetting()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetCameraControlSetting()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetFrameRate()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetMediaType()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetResolution()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetSourceList()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetVideoPropertyMoreSetting()
    • Addon.Webcam.GetVideoPropertySetting()
    • Addon.Webcam.SelectSource()
    • Addon.Webcam.SetCameraControlPropertySetting()
    • Addon.Webcam.SetFrameRate()
    • Addon.Webcam.SetMediaType()
    • Addon.Webcam.SetResolution()
    • Addon.Webcam.SetVideoPropertySetting()
  • [HTML5 Edition] Added the view mode n*-1 to allow horizontal thumbnails.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Added the property ShowPageNumber to allow hiding or showing of the number labels at the top-left corner of the images in the viewer.

Improved

  • [HTML5 Edition] Greatly improved the performance of the built-in image viewer and editor by rewriting it.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Reduced CPU/Memory consumption when handling very big images.
  • Improved the property Height and Width to allow the use of percentages
  • [HTML5 Edition] Improved performance when navigating through images quickly using the built-in image editor
  • [HTML5 Edition] Improved security by limiting the web server to listen to ‘localhost’ only.
  • Improved IntelliSense by separating the original document into different modules.
  • Improved error message management by separating the add-on related messages.
  • Improved the property MaxUploadImageSize by providing a clear error message.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Methods which returns a Boolean value now returns true or false instead of 1 , or 0 .
  • Separated the old Plug-in edition from the HTML5 edition for easier deployment and better performance. The previous Chrome&Firefox Edition is now divided into 2 editions: Plugin Edition and HTML5 Edition.
  • IfShowFileDialog and IfDisableSourceAfterAcquire are set to true by default in the JS Client.

Fixed

  • Fixed the bug in the Barcode Reader add-on where barcode location fails for 200 DPI.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Fixed the bug where the event OnImageAreaSelected is triggered when the mouse enters or leaves the image editor.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Fixed the bug where the event OnImageAreaSelected is triggered multiple times when selecting the area in the image editor.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Fixed the bug where the initialization of the SDK fails if Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Load() is called more than once.
  • [HTML5 Edition] Fixed the bug where the SDK sends unnecessary WebSocket requests when loading images.
  • Fixed the bug with the method ChangeBitDepth() where the processed image appears to be covered in a grey mask.
  • Fixed the bug with the method ConvertToGrayScale() where calling this method on a 1-bit image turns it black.
  • Fixed the bug with the methods SaveAsTIFF() and SaveAsPDF() where the progress bar doesn’t show.
  • Fixed the bug with image uploading when ‘successful’ is returned when it’s actually cancelled.
  • Fixed a few unclear or wrong error messages.

10.1.1 (12/23/2014)

New

  • Added Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.AutoLoad property to enable or disable automatic loading of Dynamic Web TWAIN.
  • Added dynamic loading and unloading methods Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Load() and Dynamsoft.WebTwainEnv.Unload() .

Improved

  • Improved the initiation process for Dynamic Web TWAIN so that you don’t need to worry about the order of dynamsoft.webtwain.initiate.js and dynamsoft.webtwain.config.js .

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where the event OnImageAreaSelected gets fired multiple times when you draw a rectangle on the image.

10.1 (12/16/2014)

Dynamsoft’s Dynamic Web TWAIN V10.1 SDK Upgrades Include JavaScript IntelliSense, 1D Barcoding.

New

  • Added 1D Barcode Reader Add-on to support reading Code39 and Code128.
  • Added JavaScript IntelliSense to help you write code faster and with fewer errors. You can use IntelliSense in Visual Studio 2010 or above and Eclipse 4.2 or above.
  • Added BufferMemoryLimit property to set how much physical memory is allowed for storing images. Once the limit is reached, images will be cached on the hard disk. Cached image data will be automatically deleted when the scan page is closed.
  • Added enumerated constants to make your code more readable.

Improved

  • Greatly improved user experience by providing well-arranged API document and simplifying all sample code.
  • Dynamic Web TWAIN v10.1 now supports Internet Explorer (IE) 6 and 7. In v10.0 and v10.0.1, IE 6 and 7 were not supported.
  • The improvements below are specifically for Chrome&Firefox Edition - which uses HTML5 WebSocket.
    • Optimized memory usage to handle more scanned images,
    • Added support for cropping an image when the image viewer is set to 1 x 1 view mode,
    • Improved page size setting of the Print() method,
    • Supported SetSelectedImageArea() method and OverlayRectangle() method.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug where the property TIFFCompressionType does not work properly.
  • Fixed a bug where clipboard related APIs did not work in the HTML5 version.
  • Fixed a bug where uploading images in a loop did not work in the HTML5 version.

10.0.1 (10/16/2014)

Dynamsoft’s Dynamic Web TWAIN V10.0.1 SDK introduced improvements to the Chrome & Firefox Edition. The ActiveX and Mac Editions remained the same (these components remain as v10.0).

New

  • Enhanced robustness of WebSocket connection: The new version will automatically try re-building the connection in case it is inadvertently closed due to network problems.
  • Better support for Chrome 38, such as downloading large files using the HttpDownload() method.

Improved

  • When a user visits the scan page for the first time the new version takes 1~2 seconds to detect whether the client-side browser has Dynamic Web TWAIN installed. With v10.0, it took around 7 seconds before the installation prompt.
  • With the file updated to dynamsoft.webtwain.config.js you can freely move the Resources folder to any directory you like.
  • More detailed log files.

Fixed

In v10.0.1 there is no limit to the size of an Http Request. In v10.0, the WebSocket connection could have failed to be built if the size of Http Header exceeds 1kB, which led to a recurring prompt for installation.

  • Fixed a bug where the browser crashed if the WebSocket was closed during the upload process.
  • Fixed a bug where a time-out error might occur during uploading of a big file.
  • Fixed a bug where the property settings on TIFFCompressionType does not work.
  • Fixed the bug where the method FTPDownloadDirectly() does not work.
  • Fixed the bug where the method FTPUploadDirectly() does not work using “\” in path parameters.
  • The responses from the server after upload are now wholly put into the property HTTPPostResponseString . With previous versions, the responses would be trimmed if longer than 1024 KB.

10.0 (09/16/2014) - Based on 10.0 Preview

New

  • Added HTML5 Image Viewer to the Chrome&Firefox Edition.
  • Added progress bar when loading, saving, uploading & downloading multiple images.

Improved

  • Faster and more stable image acquisition.
  • Improved samples in the installer.

Fixed

  • Fixed the bug where image acquisition service sometimes stops during multiple operations.
  • Fixed the bug where HTTPDownloadDirectly() fail to download files.
  • Fixed the bug where some scanning settings don’t work for some models of Neat scanners.

10.0 Preview (08/21/2014)

  • New HTML5 WebSocket SDK to enable TWAIN scanning in Chrome and Firefox 27+ on Windows.
  • Added Disk Caching mechanism. This feature enables high volume document scanning which was limited by the physical memory size.
  • Added JPEG compression type to TIFF encoding/decoding. You can reduce the size of TIFF files significantly by using the JPEG compression.
  • Much improved image editing features like ChangeBitDepth() , GrayScale() , etc.

9.3 Preview (06/10/2014)

  • New HTML5 WebSocket SDK to enable TWAIN scanning in post-NPAPI Chrome. The new SDK will be added to the Plugin Edition of Dynamic Web TWAIN.

9.2 (01/02/2014)

  • Fully support Internet Explorer 11.
  • Added RegisterEvent() method and UnregisterEvent() method for using Dynamic Web TWAIN events in IE 11 and other web browsers(e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera).

9.1 (08/27/2013)

  • Added native scanning support for Mac Edition.
  • The new property - ImageCaptureDriverType - allows Mac users to directly acquire images via native scan(without installing a TWAIN driver).
  • Improved IE users’ experience when using a separate process(i.e. BrokerProcessType = 1) for document scanning. In v9.0, IE users might need to manually allow the broker process to run. It is now automated with the enhanced security of the ActiveX edition.
  • Fixed bug where OnPostTransfer event is not triggered in some cases.

9.0 (03/26/2013)

  • Simplified installation and deployment process.
  • For developers: no need to generate a LPK file to verify the license. The ProductKey property is available to set a series of alphanumeric code for license verification at runtime. Developers only need to generate a product key with Licensing Manager which is installed with Dynamic Web TWAIN.
  • For end users: no need to install/enable Microsoft Licensed Class Manager. It would be much easier for end users to activate the control.
  • Added a new feature to acquire images in an independent process which greatly improves the robustness of the application.
  • Added MaxInternetTransferThreads property to set the maximum number of threads for uploading /downloading files through POST. This can dramatically improve the performance.
  • Added FileExists() method to check if a certain file exists on the local disk.
  • Added GetSkewAngle() / GetSkewAngleEx() (Mac edition not supported) property to get the skew angle of an image by its index in buffer.

8.0.1 (09/04/2012)

  • New Events and Improvements:
    • OnSourceUIClose() : triggered when the user interface of source is closed.
    • OnBitmapChanged() : triggered when the bitmap of image buffer is changed, such as new image scanned, image deleted or image edited etc.
  • Improved LoadDibFromClipboard() method. You can now load images in clipboard of Windows Vista or above into Dynamic Web TWAIN.
  • Improved the performance of the IsBlankImage() and IsBlankImageEx() methods for detecting blank images.
  • Fixed bug where the original DPI (dots per inch) got lost when saving images using the 64-bit ActiveX Edition.

8.0 (07/17/2012)

  • Added new add-on: Barcode(1D) - supports 1D barcode recognition.
  • Added new add-on: Barcode(2D) - supports 2D barcode recognition.
  • Added new add-on: OCR(Optical Character Recognition) - performs OCR on documents in different languages and converts them to searchable text and PDFs.
  • Added GetImageXResolution() and GetImageYResolution() methods to get the resolution from the scanned image(s).
  • Added SetDPI() method to Change the DPI(dots per inch) for the specified image.
  • Added ShowFileDialog() method and OnGetFilePath event to show the “save file dialog”/”open file dialog” and get the path.
  • Added AllowPluginAuthentication property to allow the plugin to send authentication requests.
  • Added BlankImageCurrentStdDev property to return the current standard deviation of the pixels in the image.
  • Added MagData and MagType properties to read magnetic data from scanners.

7.0 (03/06/2012)

  • Improved the image decoder for ActiveX x86 edition. Dynamic Web TWAIN will use GDI+ to decode the image if gdiplus.dll is available in the operating system.
  • Added the support for simple annotation. Now you can add a text on the image.
  • Added FTPUploadDirectly() , HTTPUploadThroughPostDirectly() and HTTPUploadThroughPutDirectly() methods to upload all types of local files without encoding/decoding.
  • Added HTTPDownloadDirectly() and FTPDownloadDirectly() methods to download files to local without encoding/decoding.
  • Improved the performance of image rotate method.
  • Standardized the naming convention for the properties and methods in ActiveX edition.
  • Modified the default value of MaxImagesInBuffer to 64.
  • Added GetDeviceType() method to determine the type of the image acquisition device.
  • Added PDFVersion property to read/write the PDF version.
  • Added IfScanInNewThread property to allow Dynamic Web TWAIN to communicate with scanner in a separate thread.
  • Added ImageEditorIfModal property to set whether the image editor runs in modal state.
  • Added CapValueType property to return or set the type of the CapValue .
  • Added IfAutomaticBorderDetection property to encapsulate the ICAP_AUTOMATICBORDERDETECTION capability.
  • Added IfAutomaticDeskew property to encapsulate the ICAP_AUTOMATICDESKEW capability.
  • Added IfAutoDiscardBlankpages property to encapsulate the ICAP_AUTODISCARDBLANKPAGES capability.
  • Improved IfDeviceOnline property. Now TW_ENUMERATION type of the return result is supported.

6.4 (11/15/2011)

  • Mac Edition added. Compatible with browsers including Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Opera on Mac OS X 10.5 or later.(PPC not supported).
  • Mac Edition supports TWAIN Specification 1.9. A TWAIN driver for Mac is required to use a scanner with the plug-in.
  • Mac Edition supports loading all PDF, PSD and TGA formats.
  • Mac Edition supports loading images with JPEG2000 compression.

6.3.1 (09/01/2011)

  • Improved the memory management for ActiveX 64-bit Edition.
  • Added LogLevel property to capture more exceptions.
  • Changed the “Thank you for evaluating …” dialog box to non-modal dialog.(For Plug-in edition only).

6.3 (06/14/2011)

  • Support both 32-bit and 64-bit TWAIN device drivers(ActiveX Edition only).
  • Support both 32-bit and 64-bit Internet Explorer(ActiveX Edition).
  • Support Firefox 4.
  • Added the OnPostLoad event which is triggered after executing LoadImage() / LoadImageEx() .
  • Optimized the LoadDibFromClipboard() method.
  • Optimized image editor.

6.2 (03/15/2011)

  • Support TWAIN Specification 2.1.
  • Further improved the security:
    • Compatible with Data Execution Prevention(DEP) and Protected Mode.
    • Added Windows Authentication and Basic Authentication support for Plug-in Edition.
    • Allow you to install the ActiveX control to your personal folder.
  • Easier and faster image processing:
    • Added IfShowFileDialog property to show the browse dialog box when loading and saving images.
    • Optimized the blank page detection. Added IsBlankImageEx() method to detect whether a certain area on an image is blank.
  • Added SaveSelectedImagesToBase64Binary() to save selected images to base64 binary.
  • Added LoadImageFromBase64Binary() to load images from a base64 byte array.
  • Added support for fitting the selected image to the width or height of the window with the property FitWindowType .
  • Added support for getting general info of a scanned image including image width/height and bit depth with the methods GetImageBitDepth() , GetImageWidth() and GetImageHeight() .
  • Further improved the print feature with the property IfShowPrintUI to set whether to display the user interface of the printer.
  • Support more models of Canon scanners.

6.1 (08/31/2010)

  • Simplified installation process for Chrome, Safari, Opera users.
  • Support simple Annotation.
  • Support Forms Authentication.
  • Support certificate binding.
  • Added session/cookie support for Plug-in Edition.
  • Added removing selected images.
  • MaxImagesInBuffer : In both the trial and full versions of Dynamic Web TWAIN, the maximum value you can set to the property has been raised from 1024 to 4096.
  • Added methods: SetCookie() , BindSSLCert() , BindSSLCertEx() , OverlayRectangle() , RemoveAllSelectedImages() .
  • Added properties: MouseX , MouseY .

6.0 (05/18/2010)

  • Firefox 3.6 supported.
  • Chrome, Opera, Safari on Windows supported(Plug-in Edition).
  • Added barcode detection.
  • Added multiple images selection.
  • Added saving images to a byte array.
  • Added loading an image from a byte array.
  • Added uploading multiple images as a multipage PDF/TIFF file.
  • Support setting board color for selected images.
  • Support FTP passive mode.
  • Support specifying the field name when uploading through HTTP POST.
  • Added rotating the image of a specified index in buffer by a specified angle.
  • Added cutting the image data in the specified area to the system clipboard in DIB format.
  • Added clearing the specified area of an image and filling the area with a color.
  • MaxImagesInBuffer : In the trial version of Dynamic Web TWAIN, the maximum value you can set to the property has been raised from 4 to 1024.
  • Optimized HTTPPostResponseString in Plug-in Edition: You can use HTTPPostResponseString property to get much more detailed info returned from the web server.
  • Added methods: CutFrameToClipboard() , Erase() , FTPUploadSelectedImagesAsMultiPagePDF() , FTPUploadSelectedImagesAsMultiPageTIFF() , GetBarcodeInfo() , GetBarcodeText() , HTTPUploadSelectedImagesThroughPostAsMultiPagePDF() , HTTPUploadSelectedImagesThroughPostAsMultiPageTIFF() , HTTPUploadSelectedImagesThroughPutAsMultiPagePDF() , HTTPUploadSelectedImagesThroughPutAsMultiPageTIFF() , LoadImageFromBytes() , MoveImage() , Print() , Rotate() , SaveSelectedImagesAsMultiPagePDF() , SaveSelectedImagesAsMultiPageTIFF() , SaveSelectedImagesToBytes() , GetSelectedImageSize() .
  • Added properties: AllowMultiSelect , BackgroundColor , BackgroundFillColor , BarcodeCount , HttpFieldNameOfUploadedImage , IfPASVMode , SelectedImageIndex , SelectedImagesCount , SelectionImageBorderColor , VScrollBar .
  • Added event: OnInternetTransferPercentageEx

5.2 (07/14/2009)

  • Added Windows authentication support(ActiveX edition only).
  • Fixed session bug.
  • Improved TIFF and PDF support.
  • Added blank page detection.
  • Added zoom in/zoom out features.
  • Added a new feature in ShowImageEditor() : If the IfFitWindow property is set to true , the image will fit the size of window when the Image Editor prompts; otherwise the image will be displayed in its full size.
  • Added method: IsBlankImage() .
  • Added properties: BlankImageMaxStdDev , BlankImageThreshold , Zoom , EnableInteractiveZoom .
  • Added capability: ICAP_EXTIMAGEINFO .

5.1.1 (09/09/2008)

  • Optimized distribution of Dynamic Web TWAIN Plug-in Edition for Firefox 3. You can now install Dynamic Web TWAIN automatically in Firefox 3.
  • Fixed issue that the action page is called twice when uploading image data by using HTTP POST method.
  • The specified image displayed when this image is set as the current image by using the CurrentImageIndexInBuffer property.

5.1 (05/27/2008)

  • Cookie session integration support added(ActiveX edition only).
  • Insert and switch features added. You can now insert new scanned images before the current image and switch the positions of two images in buffer.
  • More user interaction features added. One more view mode(-1 by -1) is added and scroll bars will be shown if necessary. Also, you can now drag the image to adjust its position in the control or select an area on the control directly.
  • More mouse events added. Events will be fired when you double click the mouse, right click the mouse, select an area on the control and so on.
  • New feature added in SetViewMode() : when the view mode is set to -1 by -1, Dynamic Web TWAIN only shows the current image. No scroll bar is provided to navigate to other images.
  • New feature added in IfFitWindow : when the value of this property is false , the image will be displayed in its full size and scroll bars will be shown if necessary(the width or height of the image is bigger than the control size).
  • New feature added in MouseShape : when the value of this property is set to true , the cursor is set as a hand. If the width or height of the image is bigger than the control size, scroll bars will be shown and you can drag the image to adjust its position in the control. When the value of the property is set to false , the cursor is set as an arrow. You can select an area on the control directly.
  • Added methods: GetImageSizeWithSpecifiedType() , SwitchImage() .
  • Added property: IfAppendImage .
  • Added events: OnMouseDoubleClick , OnMouseRightClick , OnImageAreaSelected , OnImageAreaDeSelected , OnTopImageInTheViewChanged .

5.0.1 (12/04/2007)

  • Optimized PDF encoder and decoder.
  • Detail error message returned when uploading images through POST method fails.
  • Fixed bugs.

5.0 (10/19/2007)

  • PDF and multi-page PDF support added. You can now save the scanned document to local disk or upload to web server in PDF format.
  • HTML form manipulation support added. You can now add fields to the HTML form to have additional information for web server before uploading the scanned images to the web server.
  • Image preview mode added. You can view the scanned images in the preview mode, like 1 by 2, 2 by 2. This feature helps you have better overview of your images when you have multi-page document.
  • Image upload progress bar and cancel option added. You can use the built-in progress bar or your own progress bar for the upload. Cancel option is also provided.
  • Download from HTTP stream support added. You do not need to create temp files at server side for download.
  • More user interaction features added. Several mouse events are added.
  • Added methods: SetViewMode() , GetViewMode() , SaveAsPDF() , SaveAllAsPDF() , FTPUploadAllAsPDF() , HTTPUploadAllThroughPostAsPDF() , HTTPUploadAllThroughPutAsPDF() , LoadImageEx() , FTPDownloadEx() , FTPUploadEx() , HTTPDownloadEx() , HTTPUploadThroughPostEx() , HTTPUploadThroughPutEx() , SetHTTPFormField() , ClearAllHTTPFormFiled() .
  • Added properties: ImageMargin , MouseShape , PDFCompressionType , PDFAuthor , PDFCreationDate , PDFCreator , PDFKeywords , PDFModifiedDate , PDFProducer , PDFSubject , PDFTitle , IfShowCancelDialogWhenImageTransfer .
  • Added events: OnMouseClick , OnMouseMove , OnInternetTransferPercentage .

4.2.1 (04/28/2006)

  • Fixed bug where uploading or downloading images via SSL connection fails sometimes.
  • IfSSL property added.

4.2 (11/02/2005)

  • Dynamic Web TWAIN ActiveX is digitally signed by VeriSign.

4.1 (09/08/2005)

  • Image Editor added which can be used for image editing and viewing. Supports basic image editing features including Rotate, Crop, Mirror, Flip and ChangeImageSize.
  • Related methods: RotateLeft() , RotateRight() , Mirror() , Crop() , CropToClipboard() , GetImageSize() , ChangeImageSize() , ShowImageEditor() .
  • Related properties: ImageEditorWindowTitle , ImageEditorIfReadonly , ImageEditorIfEnableEnumerator .
  • Other methods added: LoadDibFromClipboard() , GetDefaultImageLayout() , GetImageLayout() , ResetImageLayout() , SetImageLayout() .

4.0 (05/31/2005)

  • Plug-In Edition added. Compatible with Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox and other Gecko-based browsers.
  • PNG supported.
  • RLE, G3, G4, LZW, PackBits TIFF compression supported.
  • Local multi-image buffer added: you can view and manage multiple acquired images locally before uploading them to web server.
  • Multi-page TIFF upload/download supported.
  • Added methods: SaveAllAsMultiPageTIFF() , SaveAsPNG() , RemoveAllImages() , RemoveImage(), FTPUpload() , FTPDownload() , HTTPUploadThroughPost() , HTTPUploadThroughPut() , HTTPDownload() , FTPUploadAllAsMultiPageTIFF() , HTTPUploadAllThroughPostAsMultiPageTIFF() , HTTPUploadAllThroughPutAsMultiPageTIFF()
  • Added properties: MaxImagesInBuffer , HowManyImagesInBuffer , CurrentImageIndexInBuffer , TIFFCompressionType , IfFitWindow .
  • SaveAsBMP() , SaveAsJPEG() and SaveAsTIFF() methods modified. They now save images of specified indexes in buffer.
  • CopyToClipboard() method modified. It copies the image of a specified index in buffer.
  • CutToClipboard() method modified. It cuts the image of a specified index in buffer.
  • The behavior of hDib property changed. It returns the Handle of the DIB of a specified index in buffer.
  • The behavior of Picture property changed. It returns the Picture object of the image of a specified index in buffer.
  • FTPUploadAsBMP() , FTPUploadAsJPEG() , FTPUploadAsTIFF() methods replaced by FTPUPload() method.
  • FTPDownloadBMP() and FTPDownloadJPEG() methods replaced by FTPDownload() method.
  • HTTPUploadAsBMPThroughPost() , HTTPUploadAsJPEGThroughPost() and HTTPUploadAsTIFFThroughPost() methods replaced by HTTPUploadThroughPost() method.
  • HTTPUploadAsBMPThroughPut() , HTTPUploadAsJPEGThroughPut() and HTTPUploadAsTIFFThroughPut() methods replaced by HTTPUploadThroughPut() method.
  • HTTPDownloadBMP() and HTTPDownloadJPEG() methods replaced by HTTPDownload() method.
  • LoadBMP() and LoadJPEG() methods replaced by LoadImage() method.

3.0.3 (03/15/2005)

  • HTTPPostResponseString property added. Response string from the HTTP server will be available in HTTPPostResponseString property if an error occurs for HTTPUploadAsBMPThroughPost() , HTTPUploadAsJPEGThroughPost() and HTTPUploadAsTIFFThroughPost() methods.

3.0.2 (03/07/2005)

  • HTTPUploadAsBMPThroughPost() , HTTPUploadAsJPEGThroughPost() and HTTPUploadAsTIFFThroughPost() methods memory access violation bug fixed.

3.0 (01/18/2005)

  • One page and multi-page Tiff supported.
  • HTTP Upload now supports HTTP Post command.
  • Many high level properties and methods added.
  • Method EnableSource(Boolean IfShowUI) changed to EnableSource() , method HTTPUploadAsBMP() changed to HTTPUploadAsBMPThroughPut() , method HTTPUploadAsJPEG() changed to HTTPUploadAsJPEGThroughPut() .
  • Added methods: FeedPage() , FTPUploadAsTIFF() , RewindPage() , HTTPUploadAsBMPThroughPost() , HTTPUploadAsJPEGThroughPost() , HTTPUploadAsTIFFThroughPost() , HTTPUploadAsTIFFThroughPut() , SaveAsTIFF() .
  • Added properties: BitDepth , Brightness , Contrast , DataSourceStatus , Duplex , IfAutoBright , IfAutoFeed , IfAutoScan , IfDeviceOnline , IfDisableSourceAfterAcquire , IfDuplexEnabled , IfFeederEnabled , IfModalUI , IfPaperDetectable , IfShowIndicator , IfShowUI , IfThrowException , IfTiffMultiPage , IfUIControllable , PageSize , PixelFlavor , PixelType , Resolution , Unit , XferCount

2.0.1 (12/21/2004)

  • HTTPUploadAsJPEG() and HTTPUploadAsBMP() modified to accommodate the new behavior of the IIS of Windows 2003 Server.

2.0 (06/01/2004)

  • The online demo is available.
  • Supports uploading and downloading through HTTP.
  • Supports proxy.
  • Built-In JPEG codec.
  • Supports Buffered Memory image transfer mode.
  • Supports Disk File image transfer mode.
  • Totally rewritten with pure Windows API and assembly language.
  • Built-In TWAIN session wizard.
  • CapSetFrame() , CapGetFrameLeft() , CapGetFrameTop() , CapGetFrameRight() , CapGetFrameBottom() added for the negotiation of ICAP_FRAMES capability.
  • OnPreAllTransfers , OnPostAllTransfers , OnTransferCancelled , OnTransferError events added.

1.0.2 (03/15/2004)

  • BorderStyle property added.

1.0.1 (11/15/2003)

  • hDIB property added.
  • Picture property can work properly.

1.0 (08/20/2003)

  • TWAIN specification 1.9 compatible.
  • Supports Native image transfer mode.
  • Supports uploading and downloading image trough FTP.

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