Product and Development Musings

ImageMan.Net Spring Subscription Release

22. February 2012 10:27

Development work is well under way for the next release of our ImageMan.Net components. So far we've got several enhancements to the viewer and thumbnail controls, enhanced searchable PDF support in the PdfEncoder class and more. Oh, and by the way our new barcode support will allow your applications to recognize 1 and 2d barcodes in Code 3 of 9, Code 128, Datamatrix, UPC A/E, EAN 8/13, PDF 417, QR Code or Interleaved 2 of 5 formats. We'll also have support for creating barcodes in these formats. And of course this will all be royalty free.

What features do you want ?

We've also got some other new features we'll be including but it's not too late to get your requests in. Please let us know at what features would make your work easier. Is there something imaging related that we are not doing that you need ? A current feature that could be enhanced to simplify your development ? Let us know and we'll seriously consider it.

ImageMan.Net Version 3.01 Released

2. November 2011 09:54

ImageMan.Net Standard & Document Editions Version 3.01 is now available. This is a maintenance release that also includes a couple of enhancements listed below. The update can be downloaded from the My Products page on our website.

Release Notes - ImageMan.Net - Version 3.01

** Bug
    * [IMN-2] - PDFDecoder creates ImImage with Resolution set to 0
    * [IMN-3] - Installer fails to run toolbox app
    * [IMN-5] - ScaleCommand doesnt set Resolution on processed image
    * [IMN-10] - Exception in ExifParser when a duplicate tag exists
    * [IMN-12] - PdfDecoder class throws NullReference exception from .Load if .Stream property not set, should throw a more meaningful exception
    * [IMN-15] - Memory leak in Deskew Command

** Improvement
    * [IMN-4] - Add missing content to PDF Decoder help
    * [IMN-8] - Update viewer control scollbar thumbs so they show the relative portion of the image displayed
    * [IMN-14] - Minimize number of trial dialog displays at build and runtime

ImageMan.Net Version 3 is now shipping

28. September 2011 10:49

Yes, the next release of our award winning ImageMan.Net Standard & Document edition imaging components is now available. ImageMan.Net Version 3 includes:

  • 32 & 64 bit assemblies
  • Assemblies for .Net 2.0 and .Net 4.0
  • Reading and Writing of EXIF data is supported by the JPG Encoder and Decoder classes
  • New subscription based licensing model
  • Visual Studio 2010 Sample applications in C# and VB.Net
  • Many other new enhancements and performance tweaks



With the release of Version 3 we have also switched to an annual subscription model which will provide developers will all the new major upgrades and updates we develop throughout the year as well as email and forums support. Developers who would like phone based support can also sign up for an optional priority phone support plan.

We've also adopted a new development model with Version 3 which means we'll be providing you with more frequent updates and with major new functionality released over each subscription period. Some of the new features we'll be releasing over the next year includes new searchable PDF support, optional JPBIG encoder and decoder which will provide even better compression for 1 bit images than TIFF group 4 and much more.

Discounted upgrade pricing is available for all current ImageMan.Net developer as well as for users of the ActiveX and DLL components, pricing for the various upgrade options are available after logging in to your My Products page.

A fully functional trial of ImageMan.Net Version 3 can be downloaded from here.

Company Retreat

28. July 2011 12:01

The Data Techniques Dev and Support teams will be on a planning retreat Friday July 29th thru Monday Aug 1st. During this time support requests may be handled less quickly than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work out our future product plans.

The Data Techniques Dev Team

Win $100 in our ImageMan.Net Features Survey

11. July 2011 12:18

We’re working on the feature set for the next ImageMan.Net release and we need your feedback and suggestions. Now is your opportunity to let us know what imaging problems you need solved and how we can help.

Complete our short 5 question survey and you’ll be entered into our drawing for a $100 gift card to be awarded on August 15th.


Take the survey

ImageMan.Net Version 3 Beta is here

7. July 2011 14:32

It's here, we've released beta 1 of the ImageMan.Net components. This release includes:

  • 32 and 64 bit Assemblies
  • .Net 2.0 and .Net 4.0 assemblies
  • faster PDF import with less memory consumption
  • EXIF reading/writing support for JPG
  • Performance improvements in the Codecs as well as other image processing classes
  • Misc enhancements such as the hDIB property in the ImImage object

Email us at to request a copy of the download details.


The ImageMan.Net Dev Team

New Knowledgebase and Forums

19. May 2011 12:48

We’ve just completed the initial implementation of a new knowledgebase and support system which will allow us to provide faster even and more comprehensive support. We’re using a service from www.assistly.comwhich integrates our email, forums, knowledgebase, chat, twitter and facebook (coming soon) support into a single support portal. This will allow us to keep our knowledgebase content fresher and respond more quickly to emails and questions posted via any of the support methods ie forums, twitter or facebook.

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be adding more knowledgebase articles as we copy them over from our old homegrown system.

Let us know if you have any questions or feedback about our new support system.

Our move will be taking place this afternoon

9. May 2011 07:40

Due to a delay by the Telco in moving our phone lines our move has been rescheduled till this afternoon (Monday May 9). If you call our main # 682-4111 you may receive no answer during the move, please try our support line at 682-0161 as it should be in place prior to the other number.

We’re Moving…We’ll be closed during the afternoon today (Fri May 6)

6. May 2011 08:10

Effective Monday May 9th our new physical address will be:

Data Techniques, Inc.

5 CC Allen Rd

Burnsville, NC 28714

Our phone #s and mailing address will remain the same.

ImageMan.Net V 2.10 is now available

7. March 2011 09:54

Ok, so what can we say, as soon as we shipped V 2.09 we discovered an issue using the Thumbnail control in Visual Studio 2010 on certain systems. We’ve fixed that issue and released Version 2.10.

We sorry for any inconvenience but wanted to eliminate this issue before it affected any other users.

The installation can be downloaded from the My Products page or from the Trial Downloadspage.

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