ImageEn for Delphi and C++ Builder ImageEn for Delphi and C++ Builder

ImageEn History

ImageEn 7.0.1

Top Ten Enhancements

1. TIELineLayers can now be rulers

TIELineLayers can now be rulers

2. New line end shapes for TIELineLayers: Unfilled Arrow, Reverse Arrow, Diamond and Bar
3. Text can now be placed above or below lines in TIELineLayers
4. IEN and PDF formats are now registered in VCL (for use by TImage, etc)
5. Layer operations are supported when saving/loading to PSD (as PSD Blend Modes)
6. Various enhancements to TImageEnView rulers, including customization of text in OnGetRulerText event
7. Improved TIOParams.ResetInfo method allowing specification of which meta-data to remove
8. Various improvements to drawing of layer objects, particularly when layers are zoomed
9. More accurate RemoveIsolatedPixels method
10. Improved performance of TImageEnMView when performing modifying individual thumbnails


ImageEn 7.0.0

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Four New Text and Vector Layer Types

New layers types for TImageEnView, including sixty built-in shapes, lines, pointers, polylines, polygons, and text blocks

Four New Text and Vector Layer Types

2. Numerous Other Layer Improvements

Improvements include mouse actions allowing your users to drag to create new layers, styling enhancements, loading and saving as TIFF Wang annotations and JPEG meta-data, and importing from TImageEnVect objects, and IEV, ALL and DXF files

Numerous Other Layer Improvements

3. Exporting to SVG

Exporting of layers and objects to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as vector objects

4. VCL Theming

ImageEn controls are now styled by VCL theming

ImageEn controls are now styled by VCL theming

5. Forty New Actions for Rapid Development

New TActions, particularly for layer management, allowing you to build powerful imaging applications with a few lines of code

Forty New Actions for Rapid Development

6. Enhanced TImageEnMView

TImageEnMView improvements include enhanced styling and assigning from a TImageList and TImageEnView Layers

Enhanced TImageEnMView

7. New Image Processing methods

Including "Symmetric Nearest Neighbor" smoothing filter, Pixelize, and "Pencil Sketch" effect

Pencil Sketch effect

8. Improved CropTool

Enhancements to the CropTool mouse interaction, including size locking options and relevant TActions

Improved CropTool

9. Printing of Layers and Annotations

Print and Print Preview methods now support layers, Wang Imaging and ImageEn annotations

10. Loading of Encrypted PDF files

Encrypted PDF files can now be loaded using the WPViewPDF Plug-In

+ RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo Support


ImageEn 6.3.2C

» Slow JP2 saving under IELib
» Lossless JPEG rotation may fail under IELib


ImageEn 6.3.2B

» Updated Camera Raw format support to Dcraw 1.477


ImageEn 6.3.2

» Fixed: Bug may cause Preview dialog to fail
» Added: Easier loading of MPEG and WMV in TImageEnMView


ImageEn 6.3.1

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Add rulers to TImageEnView with a single property

Add rulers with a single property

2. Interactive adjustment of perspective distortion

Interactive adjustment of perspective distortion

3. New Component, TIEColorPalette, for palette display and selection

New Componenent for palette display and selection

4. Support for WPCubed's Adobe PDF Plug-Ins

Support for WPCubed's Adobe PDF Plug-Ins

5. Can now read and write DICOM tag sequences
6. Support for ImageMagick 7
7. Keyboard support in TImageEnView to move or size a layer or selection
8. New Aspect Ratio property when acquiring video with Media Foundation
9. Improved support for TIFF formats
10. Various styling improvements, particularly to TRulerBox, and themed borders for all components


ImageEn 6.3.0

Top Five Enhancements

1. Instantly add cropping and rotated cropping support with new interaction property

Instantly add cropping and rotated cropping support with new interaction property

2. Many improvements to Undo to make it easier to support multiple undo/redo and display relevant options to users

Many improvements to Undo to make it easier to support multiple undo/redo and display relevant options to users

3. Complete translations for Russian and Spanish
4. Now supports 10.1 Berlin
5. Numerous bug fixes and improvements


ImageEn 6.2.2

Top Ten Enhancements

1. TImageEnMView Common Layouts

New method, TActions and mouse wheel option to set TImageEnMView to five common layouts

Thumbnail display modes
(And column headers in TImageEnFolderMView can be clicked to change sorting)

2. Windows Explorer Thumbnails

TImageEnMView can now use thumbnails of Windows Explorer for extra speed and persistent caching

3. Faster Layer Rotation

Improved rendering speed when a layer is manually rotated

4. Rotation Guide Lines

Can now overlay a TImageEnView with guide lines to aid manual rotation

5. Batch Layer Methods

Rotate, resize or move all layers in a TImageEnView with LayersRotateAll, LayersRepositionAll and LayersSizeAll


6. Enhanced TIEMultiBitmap

Now includes RemoveDuplicates and IndexOf() methods, as well as a Modified property

7. Simpler Multiple Undo/Redo

Simpler support for multiple undo/redo (now only requires a few lines of code)

8. Sub-Folder Support

TImageEnFolderMView can now display files in sub-folders

9. Improved RotateAndCrop

New algorithm for TImageEnProc.RotateAndCrop to better support fixing of mis-aligned photos

10. Ctrl + Wheel Support

Second MouseWheelParams property for TImageEnMView to handle Ctrl + Wheel usage


ImageEn 6.2.1

Top Five Enhancements

1. New methods to align TImageEnView layers and TImageEnVect objects
2. Blurred Image background style for TImageEnView (like on YouTube when displaying portrait videos)

Poster printing (printing a single image to multiple pages)

3. New LayerOptions to configure behavior of TImageEnView layers, such as auto-selecting a layer's mask
4. DPI support when copying to/from DIBs
5. Various bug fixes


ImageEn 6.2.0

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Edit Multi-page Images in Code

Two new classes for non-visual manipulation of multi-page images (GIF, TIFF, etc): TIEMultiBitmap and TIEMultiParams

2. Create Data-Aware Image Controls

Two new data-aware classes, TIEDBBitmap and TIEDBMultiBitmap for creating data-aware TImageEnViews and TImageEnMViews

3. Multiple Selection and Grouping of Layers

Allow your users to select and group multiple layers in TImageEnView, and group objects in TImageEnVect

Multiple Selection and Grouping of Layers

4. New EXIF Tags

Latest EXIF tag support: CameraOwnerName, BodySerialNumber, LensMake, LensModel, LensSerialNumber, Gamma, SubjectArea, SubjectLocation

5. XMP Metadata

New methods to read and output XMP metadata in images

XMP Metadata

6. Default Thumbnail Text

Update the display text of all files in a TImageEnMView without setting individual records

Default Thumbnail Text for TImageEnMView

7. EMF+ Support

Now supports EMF+ metafiles

8. CUR Support

TImageEnMView/TImageEnMIO can load all cursors in a cursor resource

Load all cursors in a cursor resource

9. Improved Memory Handling

Many improvements to memory handling, particularly with TImageEnMView

10. Simpler DLL Dependencies

ImageEn now only requires one DLL (optional for 32bit) to handle RAW formats, 64bit and IEVision features

Also: RAD Studio 10 Seattle compatibility



ImageEn 6.0.1

Top Five Enhancements

1. Poster printing (printing a single image to multiple pages)

Poster printing (printing a single image to multiple pages)

2. Cooler styling for THistogram

Cooler styling for Histogram

3. Pan Zoom effects are now much smoother due to frame blending
4. TImageEnMView.BiDiMode: Now supports Right-to-Left mode
5. TImageEnMView now more efficient with images containing large meta-data blocks
Also: Delphi XE8 and C++ Builder XE8 compatibility


ImageEn 6.0.0

Top Ten Enhancements

1. ChromaKey Background Removal

Can now perform ChromaKey removal for green screen image applications

ChromaKey Background Removal

2. Portable Devices API Support

Images and videos can be acquired from connected devices using the Portable Devices API (WPD)

3. More Powerful Editing Dialog

Proc.DoPreviews now provides image cropping and auto-enhancement features

More Powerful Editing Dialog

4. Fifteen New Actions

New actions for ImageEnView and ImageEnMView to perform editing, change layout and sort files

5. Edge Feathering

Edges of images and layers can now be feathered (against the alpha channel)

6. "Details" View for ImageEnMView

New thumbnail layout for ImageEnMView that displays text to the right of the thumbnail

Details View for TImageEnMView

7. Desktop and Drives display for ImageEnFolderMView

ImageEnFolderMView can navigate to the Drives and Desktop special folders

Desktop and Drives display for TImageEnFolderMView

8. Plus many more ImageEnMView Improvements

ImageEnMView can now display Wang and ImageEn annotations, shows an icon for missing and unknown file types, and has much lower resource requirements

9. HistogramBox Enhancements

The HistogramBox can now show a Hue histogram and values and ranges can be selected

The HistogramBox can now show a Hue histogram and values and ranges can be selected

10. MICR Support

IEVision can now perform OCR on documents containing MICR text


ImageEn 5.2.0

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Much improved TImageEnMView

While there are too many improvements to list, they include:

- Gesture Support
- Mouse wheel can now be used for zooming, scrolling or navigation
- Styling improvements including display of checkboxes on hover, and better visual indication when disabled
- Improved performance

Styling improvements including display of checkboxes on hover, and better visual indication when disabled

2. Powerful Dithering

TImageEnProc.ConvertTo now supports many more dithering types and palettes, including Floyd-Steinberg

TImageEnProc.ConvertTo now supports many more dithering types and palettes, including Floyd-Steinberg

3. Meta-data Helper Unit

New helper unit to provide improved functionality when accessing and displaying EXIF, IPTC and DICOM meta-data

4. DICOM Enhancements

Significant DICOM improvements, including better reading speed and memory requirements, support for more sub-formats and implementation of the official list of 5,000 Dicom tags

5. TIFF Enhancements

Numerous TIFF improvements including optimization and support for more sub-formats

6. 64bit DB Components

ImageEn database components are now also available for 64bit applications

7. VCL Theme Support

All ImageEn components now support VCL Themes

All ImageEn components now support VCL Themes

8. Multiple Folders in TImageEnFolderMView

TImageEnFolderMView can now display content of multiple folders simultaneously

9. MMF Enhancements

Continuing improvements to our Media Foundation API implementation

10. XE7 Support

Now compatible with Delphi and C++ Builder XE7


ImageEn 5.1.1

Top Five Enhancements

1. Added support for Delphi/C++Builder XE6
2. TImageEnProc.Previews now allows the addition of a soft shadow
3. Can specify background color for irregular rotations in Proc.Previews dialog
4. Progress is now updated during TImageEnProc.SkewDetectionFine
5. Fixed some dicom related issues


ImageEn 5.1.0

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Now supports Microsoft Media Foundation for video grabbing from web cams, file and URLs
2. Enhanced filtering of TOpenImageEnDialog to display all supported files, including limiting to just images or videos
3. Improvements to TIESlippyMap for improved aeshetics
4. Now includes a built-in set of pan-zoom effects
5. Font styling can now be specified for TIEAnimation
6. New helper functions to load/save all settings of TIEAcquireParams
7. New helper functions to create PDF and PS files from a file list
8. Added properties for PDF and PS files: PaperSize
9. CaptureFromScreen can now be limited to the primary monitor
10. Can load base64 encoded files, and copes better with corrupt PSD files and GIF images with invalid animation


ImageEn 5.0.6

Top Eight Enhancements

1. ImageEn now supports all formats of the installed version of ImageMagick
2. Includes an Equirectangular renderer to view 360° Android-Google Photosphere images
3. Can now read BigTIFF format (>4GB TIFFs) and PSB format (large Photoshop PSD)
4. Vectorial objects can now be saved into JPEG and TIFF files
5. TImageEnProc.GetHistogram can get histograms of 8 and 16 bit gray scale images
6. Added Unicode support for iekMEMO and iekTEXT objects in TImageEnVect (no RTL support yet)
7. New "Fill Page" option to print images to full page size while cropping edges
8. New event allows blocking of selection changes in TImageEnMView


ImageEn 5.0.5

Top Five Enhancements

1. ImageEnView now supports gestures in Windows 7 and 8 to pan, zoom, rotate and move images
2. Twenty new transition effects including 3D page flipping and cube rotation effects, word and letter effects, jigsaw puzzle, and "Pacman" effects

3D Cube Transition effect

Disolving Word Transition Effect

3. Styling of sixty existing transition effects can now be modified using a new global option
4. Checkboxes can optionally be used for multiple selection in TImageEnMView
5. Supports IEVision's new barcode recognition features


ImageEn 5.0.0

Top Ten Enhancements

1. TImageEnFolderMView

A descendent of ImageEnMView designed specifically for displaying the content of file folders, including support for:

- Folder icons
- Drag and drop of files from Windows
- Cut, copy and paste of files from Windows Explorer
- File information when hovering over frames
- Automatic refresh when folder contents change
- Display of the standard folder popup menu
- File functions to move, copy, rename and delete files
- In-built file navigation, file shortcuts and other functions


2. Dicom Saving

ImageEn now provides native support for saving DICOM files

3. Rotation Dialog

The Image Processing dialog now includes support for rotation, allowing you to prompt the user to rotate the current image with an ImageEn TAction or a single line of code: ImageEnView1.Proc.DoPreviews([peRotate])

4. Improved Encryption

New algorithm provides much improved encryption (without contours showing for encrypted lossless images)

5. ImageEnMView Styling

Significant improvements have been made to ImageEnMView styling with new options for text margins, background colors and icons. For ease of usage call ImageEnMView1.SetModernStyling to automatically set all styling properties to match Windows. A new "ThumbnailClipping" property even allows thumbnails to be automatically clipped to their display area

6. ImageEnMView Text

A full set of constants allow you to thumbnail frames to automatically output text information, such as dimensions, file size, date, etc.

7. ImageEnMView Sorting

An ImageEnMView can now be sorted by file size, create date, edit date and type

8. Image Processing Preview Improvements

The styling of the preview dialog has been improved so it is more suitable when used for a single purpose, such as rotation or resizing. It also provides much better preview performance with large images and can use anti-aliasing

9. Improved Rotation Preview

ImageEnView can now display rotated layers with anti-aliasing

10. XE5 Support

Now compatible with Delphi and C++ Builder XE5


ImageEn 4.3.1

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Added support for Delphi and C++ Builder XE4
2. PrintImagesToFile function allows an ImageEnMView to ouput a set of files (thumbnail sheets)
3. All ImageEn global settings are now centralized with the TIEImageEnGlobalSettings class
4. ImageEn actions can now be localized by setting MsgLanguage
5. ImageEnMView allows the selection of multiple regions using the Ctrl key
6. Added iexDicomRoutines helper unit for Dicom files
7. ImageEnMView now supports Explorer thumbnails when using AppendImage
8. Added translations: Chinese Traditional (Big5 Encoding) and Norwegian
9. DICOM decoder now can read nested tags
10. FillFromDirectory can now be cancelled by setting MIO.Aborting := True


ImageEn 4.3.0

Top Fifteen Enhancements

1. Now supports creation of 64bit applications in Delphi/CPP XE2 and XE3
2. 170 actions for ImageEnView, ImageEnMView and ImageEnVect to rapidly create UI without code

170 actions for ImageEnView, ImageEnMView and ImageEnVect

3. New TIESlippyMap class to perform basic geo-location (automatic display of GPS-EXIF points on a map)

TIESlippyMap class to perform basic geo-location

4. New methods to read and write IPTC fields
5. ImageEnMView will now display thumbnails for video files retrieved from Windows Explorer

ImageEnMView will now display thumbnails for video files retrieved from Windows Explorer

6. Improvements to OpenImageEnDialog, including better layout and larger preview options

Improvements to OpenImageEnDialog, including better layout and larger preview options

7. ImageEnView can now playback animated GIF and AVI files
8. New TImageEnView method to perform a smooth zoom (transitions to the new zoom, rather than displaying it immediately)
9. New helper file unit to add shortcut methods to TImageEnIO, TBitmap, as well as general image file functions
10. Improvements to the documentation (on-going)
11. Many methods of ImageEnVect now allow you to specify a parameter to apply action to all selected objects
12. Added functions to TIEBitmap: Rotate, Flip and Resample
13. Added translations for Arabic and Serbian
14. EXIF date properties now all offer TDateTime equivalents
15. Four new demos: Geo Maps, Actions, MView Actions and Vect Actions


ImageEn 4.1.4

» Beta release of 64bit support for Delphi and C++ Builder XE2 and XE3
» Optional DLL for 32bit applications to speed up file loading


ImageEn 4.1.3

» Added support for Delphi and C++ Builder XE3


ImageEn 4.1.2

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Images can now be automatically aligned to the center or either side, both horizontally and vertically
2. Easier sorting of files by name, text, etc, when using TImageEnMView
3. Rotation of Layer 0 is now supported when MouseInteract is miRotateLayers
4. Selected layer box and grips are displayed over all layers
5. Bounding box is displayed when rotating a layer
6. It is now possible to remove the last inserted selection point (when MouseInteract is miSelectPolygon)
7. DICOM: enhanced support for lossless-jpeg compression
8. Angle objects for TImageEnVect can now be defined in code
9. Added TIEAcquireParams.FindSourceByName to locate devices using only their name
10. Vectorial objects can now be drawn over Black/white images (Experimental feature)


ImageEn 4.1.0

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Now offers a generic interface to all acquisition sources, Twain, WIA and connected cameras and cards

Acquire from any source, Twain, WIA, Cameras, cards

2. Photos can now be acquired from connected cameras and cards (which appear as USB drives)
3. Support for much larger PDF creation through disk caching
4. TImageEnMView now offers a Seek method to quickly navigate loaded images and frames
5. TImageEnMView will automatically scroll when dragging items within it
6. TImageEnMView.FillFromDirectory can optionally add all supported video formats
7. Added TImageEnMView.SelectedImageAlwaysVisible property to force the selected image to remain visible
8. TSaveImageEnDialog can now be used without attaching it to a TImageEnIO (though in this configuration it will not provide user access to file parameters)
9. New selection option, iesoDisableOneClickDeselect, which prevents clearing of the selection when clicking on a TImageEnView
10. TImageEnView and TImageEnMView now expose the Touch property
Also includes a preview of XE2/64 bit support


ImageEn 4.0.2

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Delphi XE2 (32 bit) support
2. Support for the new IEVision Advanced Functionality add-on
3. New transition effects: Cube Rotate, Soft Wipe and Twist transitions
4. Insertion of transition frames with TImageEnMView and saving of transition frames to file with TImageEnProc
5. New helper units for advanced EXIF and IPTC handling, providing such functions as input/output of fields to string grids
6. Improved Open/Save dialogs including FilterDefault property for specifying a preferred image type
7. "Maintain Aspect Ratio" parameter for TImageEnProc.Resample and ResampleTo
8. ZoomIn and ZoomOut methods for quick implementation of zooming functionality
9. Overloaded versions of TImageEnMView.InsertImage for quicker insertion of images by bitmap or path
10. UnsharpMask now provides specification of Radius by double


ImageEn 4.0.1

Top Ten Enhancements

1. Full installer available to download all required packages and automatically register them
2. New Seek method to quickly navigate and load images within multi-frame formats such as TIFF, GIF, ICO and videos
3. Default file view for Open and Save dialogs can now be overridden to display thumbnails, full details, etc.
4. ImageEnMView automatically scrolls when making a drag selection (TrackMouseSelection = True)
5. All preview dialogs now use the Windows standard GUI font (if PreviewFont has not been overridden)
6. Preview button in Open and Save dialogs always launches a full size preview
7. All preview dialogs now use globals, iegPreviewImageBackgroundStyle and iegPreviewImageBackgroundColor, for image preview styling
8. Enhanced support for reading EXIF fields from Raw camera formats
9. Now TImageEnIO.LoadFromFile can load frames from WMV and MPEG formats
10. ImageEnView, ImageEnMView and ImageEnVect display themed borders if THEMED_BORDERS is defined in


ImageEn 4.0.0

Top Five Enhancements

1. Images can be displayed and navigated using Coverflow-style animation

Coverflow-style image animation effect

2. Preview now available for printing of thumbnails

Preview of Thumbnail Printing

3. Revamped styling of all ImageEn dialogs

Improved print preview dialog

4. ImageEnMView now supports drag style selection

Drag to select thumbnails

5. Global Zoom Quality property now available to improve the preview of images in all dialogs