Product and Development Musings

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.

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

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 Version 3 Beta Testers Needed

4. March 2011 08:19

Spring is officially here and our developers have been busy all winter getting ready to release our ImageMan.Net Version 3.0 components and we are looking for a few good beta testers to help us make sure it’s the best release possible and to make sure we haven’t done anything stupid.

So what’s new in Version 3 ?

  • .Net 4.0 and .Net 2.0 components – No more hassles with app.config when using the existing components in a .Net 4.0 framework application
  • 64 Bit components – Native 64 bit components allow you deploy your applications as 32 or 64 bits.
  • Exif read and write support in the JpegEncoder and JpgDecoder classes including support for the GPS tags.
  • Enhancements to the PDFEncoder class when writing searchable PDF files. Search terms are now highlighted at the appropriate locations on the image.
  • Enhancements to the viewer and thumbnail controls provide even richer functionality.
  • Performance tweeks to the Encoders and Decoders to speed up image loading and saving.

So if you are interested in using this new code and providing us with feedback please let us know at and we’ll get you signed up. We anticipate releasing the beta in mid to late March.

Holiday Schedule

23. December 2010 05:43

We want to take a moment to thank all our customers for their support this past year and to wish them a happy new year.

We will be closed for the holidays this Friday December 24th and also on Thurs Dec 30th and Friday Dec 31st.


Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year from the entire Data Techniques Team


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ImageMan.Net Version 2 Beta 1 Available

16. September 2009 10:01

Its finally happened, our next release of ImageMan is now available in beta form. This new release adds a whole set of exciting features that our users have requested including royalty free OCR support, Annotation support and more.

With the Version 2 release ImageMan will be available in two editions, the standard edition which has a feature set similar to the current release and the Document Edition which adds new document processing orientated features.
New Features in all ImageMan.Net editions
  • Drawing classes support drawing on all images at their native bitdepths
  • Performance and Misc enhancements to the Codecs
  • Misc enhancements to the Viewer and ThumbnailViewer controls
Feature in the new Document Edition
  • OCR - Royalty Free distribution
    • Annotations Support
    • Annotation component
    • Annotation Toolstrip component
    • Support for reading and writing WANG imaging format annotation data
  • Document Processing Commands including Blank Page Detection, Border removal, Despeckle and more
  • Support for reading and writing PDF/A and writing searchable PDF files with the optional PDF Import & Export Addons
  • Histogram And Pixel Count Methods
This beta release is feature complete and includes a host of new samples in C# and VB.Net for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008. This release of ImageMan now requires Version 2.0 or greater of the .Net Framework.
Note that the assemblies in this release will stop working at the end of the year so we do not recommend its use for any production code.
Please be sure to check out the new samples and help for information on using these new features. We will also be adding some tutorial videos on using these new features on our website.
We look forward to your comments, questions and suggestions about this release. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas for how our components can simplify your imaging application needs. Beta users who provide feedback and suggestions will be eligible for an extra discount on the upgrade to Version 2 as a special thanks for helping us with this release.

To signup for the beta please email us at


Internet Explorer Version 8 and .Net components in clientside web applications

26. June 2009 10:01

Microsoft has slipped in a new security 'feature' in Internet Explorer 8 which prevents .Net components from loading in Internet Exporer from sites in the Internet zone. Internet Explorer version 6 & 7 did not have this limitation so applications may break after Internet Explorer 8 is installed.


Here's the Microsoft Knowledgebase article that describes the change and how to work around it.

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