Product and Development Musings

FaxMan SDK Version 5 Upgrade Available

12. January 2016 09:44

The latest FaxMan SDK upgrade Version 5 is now available and adds full support for Windows 10 as well as come modem compatibility updates.

The upgrade is $175 from version 4.x and $275 from Versions 2 or 3.

The upgrade can be order online by logging into the My Products page and selecting the upgrade link to the right of your license information.

No code changes are required for existing FaxMan V 4.xx users.

The FaxMan Jr V 3 upgrade which adds Windows 10 support will be available by next Monday 1/18.

ImageMan.Net Twain Version 3.27 Released

11. November 2015 10:59

Our ImageMan.Net Twain Version 3.33 is now available from the My Products and Trial download pages.

This release includes samples and support for Visual Studio 2015 in the installer as well as fixing several bugs since our last general release.

ImageMan.Net Version 3.33 released

10. November 2015 11:21

ImageMan.Net Standard & Document Edition Version 3.33 is now available from the My Products and Trial download pages.

This release includes samples and support for Visual Studio 2015 in the installer as well as fixing several bugs since our last general release.

A complete list of ImageMan.Net release notes is available at

FaxMan SDK & FaxMan Jr Update for Windows 10

7. August 2015 05:48

The current releases of FaxMan have an issue when running under Windows 10 in that the PrintComplete event notifications are failing to be passed to the client components. This is due to a change in Windows 10 that affects our printer driver and the Printer controls.

We are working on an upgrade which adds Windows 10 support for both FaxMan SDK and FaxMan Jr. This update will include a new printer driver and as such requires the driver to be certified by Microsoft which adds to the time to release. We are hoping to have this ugrade available late next week assuming the certification process proceeds smoothly.

We'll be posting an update to this blog as soon as the upgrade is available.

Holiday Schedule

24. December 2014 05:23

Data Techniques will be closed from Weds the 24th thru Monday the 29th.

Happy Holidays!

Super Fall Sale-20% off Software Licenses, upgrades and Subscription renewals

20. October 2014 10:20

Thru October 30th you can save 20% off on all new software licenses, upgrades, support plans and subscription renewals purchased directly from us.

What a great time to upgrade to our ImageMan.Net components from the ActiveX components, or renew your ImageMan.Net component subscription and get access to our forthcoming ImageMan.Net release which has some pretty cool new features including a set of WPF components, new antialiased ImGraphics classes and more.

Just use coupon code 'OCT2014' at the checkout page when placing your order and you'll automatically save 20% off.


* Doesn't apply to any hardware products.

ImageMan.Net Version 3.22 Released

30. May 2014 12:05

ImageMan.Net Version 3.22 is now available for download.

We're suggesting that folks download this release as soon as possible as it resolves several issues that could particularly appear when running on x64 platforms.

Issues resolved in this release include:

  • [IMN-91] - OpenImageDialog fails to properly return large selections of images
  • [IMN-92] - OpenImageDIalog image preview may not display on x64 platforms
  • [IMN-93] - ImImage Set_Palete error on x64
  • [IMN-94] - Possible exception on x64 system when scaling images


  • [IMN-95] - Building with latest PDF Rasterizer Code
For those customers with active subscriptions the update can be downloaded from the My Products page.  The trial can be downloaded from the Trials page.

ImageMan.Net Twain Version 3.20

8. May 2014 05:22

The latest ImageMan.Net Twain release is now available.

This release includes the following updates:

  • Full support for Visual Studio 2013 including C# and VB.Net samples
  • Updated help with additional HowTo topics
  • Updated samples
  • Scanner compatibility updates

This is a free update to all registered ImageMan.Net Twain users and can be downloaded  from the Trial Downloads and the My Products pages on our website.

ImageMan.Net Summer Release Ships

5. October 2012 07:46

It's here! Our ImageMan.Net Summer 2012 Release is now available. This release adds new features for all current subscribers as well as our new Barcode Add-on.

So what's new in the Standard and Document Editions ?

    • PDFEncoder & OCR Engine

    Enhanced the Searchable PDF Support by assuring that the searchable text lines up with the raster image content. This requires assigning the OcrInfo property from the Ocr Engine class to the OcrInfo property of the PdfEncoder when saving images.

    • Thumbnail Control

    Added option to display checkboxes with each thumbnail via the DisplayCheckBox property, added the ThumbCheckedChanged event and the Checked property to the Thumbnail class.

    Added the ThumbBorderColor property to allow the developer to set the Thumbnail border color.

    Added the ScrollToThumb method to allow code to scroll a given thumbnail into view.

    Added Drag and Drop Thumbnail support via the AllowDragDrop property and the ThumbDragged event.

    • Annotation Control

    Added the AllowSelect property to the annotation control to allow developers to disable the ability of users to select annotations via the mouse.

    Added the ToolDefaultsToSelect property to control if the Current tool reverts back to the select tool after creating a new annotation or if the tool remains the same allowing users to create multiple annotations of the same type without having to reselect the tool.

    • Viewer Control

    Added the MouseWheelScrollDelta property to specify the scroll distance when the user uses the MouseWheel to scroll an image.

  • Performance enhancements in many of the Encoder/Decoder classes to make saving and loading images even faster.

This new release can be downloaded from the My Products page for existing customers or the trial download page.

    Our new ImageMan.Net Barcode Add-on is now shipping


    And based on popular demand we've release our new ImageMan.Net Barcode Add-on. This provides barcode reading and writing for the most popular 1d and 2d barcodes in easy to use classes and its 100% royalty free.

    Barcode Add-on Sale - Save up to 50%

    Thru November 15th users of our ImageMan.Net Document edition can save 50% off a purchase of the Barcode Add-on. Got the Standard Edition ? No worries, you can get a 25% discount off your purchase of the Barcode Add-on. Just email us at along with your serial # and we'll email you the special discount coupon code. Remember, you've only got until November 15th, after that the Barcode Add-on will be available for its regular price of $699 for a single developer license or $1398 for a 5 Developer Team License.


    Looking for ImageMan.Net Winter Release Features

    We may have just shipped the Summer release but our developers are already working on the list of features we'll be shipping in the Winter 2012 release. 

    If you have any features you would like to see implemented please let us know at and we'll be sure to consider for a future release.

New ImageMan.Net Twain V 3.10 Release

13. March 2012 05:46

We've also been hard at work shipping a new release of our ImageMan.Net Twain components. V 3.10 features support for the Twain ExtImageInformation mechanism for getting specialized information such as barcode info, type, mag stripe information, endorser text and more from scanners that support it.

All your application has to do is to tell the Twain control what ExtImageInformation items you want to query and after each scanned page it will return the information from the scanner to your application.

Keep in mind that these features such as barcode recognition are generally only supported in higher end scanners such as those from Canon and Fujitsu as well as specialty scanners.
V 3.10 can be downloaded at no charge from the My Products page.

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