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ImageEn Features

ImageEn is the most powerful native image library available for Delphi and C++ Builder, and also available for .NET.  The library includes a complete suite of components to handle all aspects of image and editing, analysis and display.  Join thousands of other developers who rely on ImageEn to add professional multimedia functionality to their software.



Delphi and C++ Builder 5 - 7, 2005 - 2010, XE - XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo and 10.3 Rio (32/64 bit)
.NET 2.0 - 4.0.

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File Operations

  • Support for all common image formats
  • Lossless JPEG rotation and cropping
  • Loading and saving of digital camera (EXIF) fields in JPEG, TIFF, RAW and HD Photo files (without modifying the original image)

    EXIF data fields

  • Loading and saving of EXIF GPS fields

    SlippyMap class to perform basic geo-location (automatic display of GPS-EXIF points on a map)

  • Loading and saving of Adobe XMP fields from JPEG, TIFF, HD Photo and PSD files
  • Raw camera support including access to internal thumbnails and other data fields
  • Loading and saving of IPTC data (most commonly used by Photoshop) from JPEG and TIFF files (without modifying the original image)
  • Quick reading of image properties (dimensions, color depth, etc) without loading image
  • Image load and save dialogs which include a preview and relevant save settings

    Save dialog with preview

  • Support for alpha channel in GIF, TIFF, PNG, ICO, CUR, TGA, PSD files
  • Asynchronous loading and saving
  • Support for Color Management Systems to process ICC profiles
  • Load images directly from the internet (using http/ftp protocol)
  • Encryption and decryption using a 128 bit key
  • Support for other formats such as PDF, PS, JBIG, etc, via plug-ins


Image Display

  • Images can be automatically displayed "To-Fit" or with real time zoom. Sixteen quality settings are available to enhance its display (from fastest to best quality)
  • Images from digital cameras can be automatically displayed with the correct orientation
  • 180 stunning image transition and Pan-Zoom effects

    Transition effects

  • Display and navigate images using Coverflow-style animation

    Coverflow-style image animation effect

  • Measurement of lines, angles, perimeters and areas

    Measurement of lines, angles, perimeters and areas


Layer and Vector Support

  • Image, text, angle, shape and poly-line layer editing

    Support for multiple layers

  • Many options including curves, rotation, grouping, transparency, soft-shadow, anti-alias and gradients

    Layer curves

  • Over 100 built-in vector shapes

    Over 100 built-in vector shapes

  • Component to preview layers of image

    Component to view and edit layers of image

  • Load/save to PSD and export to PDF and SVG


Image Editing and Processing

  • Many selection types: rectangle, ellipse, polygon and "magic wand" (to instantly select a colored area) and other options (including selection intensity and feathering)

    Elliptical selection Selections can be moved and modified

  • Other mouse interaction options include cropping, mouse wheel support and click-dragging to rotate, navigate and zoom the image

    Crop Tool with Rotation

  • Interactive adjustment of perspective distortion

    Interactive adjustment of perspective distortion

  • Clone tool to remove unwanted areas the image

    Clone tool to remove unwanted areas of the image

  • Painting tool with many brush styles and options

    Painting tool with many brush styles and options

  • Multilevel undo and redo

    Multilevel undo and redo

  • Easily manipulate and edit single and multi-page images in code using TIEBitmap and TIEMultiBitmap classes
  • Image resizing with sixteen quality filters including Triangle, Hermite, Bell, BSpline, Lanczos3, Mitchell, FastLinear, Bilinear and Bicubic
  • Many color adjustment facilities including contrast, HSL, HSV channel separation, RGB, histogram equalization, Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT), gamma correction, temperature and noise removal (using code or the built-in dialog)

    Color adjustment dialog

  • Image effects including custom filters, bump map, lens, wave, morphing, Gaussian and motion blurring and sharpening (using code or the built-in dialog)

    Image Effects dialog

  • Image cropping, auto-cropping, flipping, rotation and resizing (using code or the built-in dialog)

    Detection of skew in scanned documents

  • Chromakey background removal

    background removal

  • Edge and skew detection

    Detection of skew in scanned documents

  • Red-eye removal
  • Soft shadow and inner shadow effects

    Soft shadow added to text and image

  • Conversion of color ranges, gray scale and negative
  • Supports a wide range of native pixel formats: 1 bit, 8 bit paletted, 8 bit grayscale, 16 bit grayscale, 24 bit RGB, 32 bit floating point, 24 bit CMYK, 48 bit RGB, CIELab


Image and Video Acquisition

  • Acquire images from Twain and WIA compatible scanners and cameras, and connected portable devices

    Also provides a generic interface to all acquisition sources, Twain, WIA and connected cameras and cards

  • Video capture and saving of multimedia using DirectShow and Microsoft Media Foundation. Supports all installed codecs and video capture cards

    Video capture using installed drivers

  • Capture from screen



Powerful thumbnail components that displays a grid of images, videos and other files (e.g. read from a folder or database table):

  • Many style and other customizations, including wallpaper
  • Supports multiple selection and/or checkboxes
  • Display all frames/pages of: AVI, GIF, TIFF or video files (using DirectShow)
  • Very memory efficient and fast with multi-threading background image loading, caching and optional use of embedded thumbnails
Thumbnail display modes


Other Features

  • Over 170 actions for all common ImageEn functions, allowing you to build applications with minimal code
  • Windows Explorer style Folder Tree component

    Windows Explorer style shell Folder Tree component

  • Printing of single images and sheets of multiple images, including print preview support

    Preview of an image being printed

  • Data-aware versions of image and thumbnail components to automatically display files stored as blob or path references in a database table
  • One-click selection of languages for all dialogs with support for: English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Japanese, Czech, Finnish, Farsi, Chinese, Arabic, Danish, Turkish, Hungarian, Korean, Serbian and Norwegian


  • Also works with the standard TImage component and TPicture class
  • Supports VCL Themes

    Supports VCL Themes


Supported Formats

Format Notes Load Save
JPEG Supports 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 sub-sizes for fast preview
GIF Including editing and display of animated GIFs
BMP Compressed and uncompressed
TIFF Editing and display of single and multipage TIFF.  Also supports FAX, G3F and G3N sub-formats
PCX Including DCX (Multipage PCX) format
Raw Camera Formats Including Digital Negative Format (*.dng), Canon (*.cr2, *.crw), Kodak (*.dcr), Minolta (*.mrw), Nikon (*.nef), Olympus (*.orf), Pentax (*.pef), Fuji (*.raf), Leica (*.raw), Sony (*.srf) and Sigma (*.x3f)
Icons (ICO) With multiple resolution and color depth support
DICOM (Medical Imaging) Single and multipage
Adobe Photoshop (PSD) With multiple layer support
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Full vector support  
WDP/HDP/JXR Microsoft HD Photo and JPEG XR
PostScript (PS and EPS) Single and multipage  
Adobe PDF Single and multipage images  
Metafiles (WMF and EMF)  
Cursors (CUR)  
AVI Including retrieval and modification of frames
DDS, HEIF, HEIC, WEBP, etc. (via WIC) All formats supported by WIC are available (saving not supported for some formats)
Media formats (MPEG, WMV, etc) Via the DirectShow or MMF API
And many more Adobe PDF (*.pdf), PostScript (*.PS, *.EPS), Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg), Kodak Photo-CD (*.pcd, *.pcds), Word Perfect Graphics (*.wpg), MacPaint (*.art), Apple Pict (*.pict), Alias Wavefront (*.rla), Alias Wavefront RLE (*.pix), AVS X (*.avs), CALS (*.cals), DJVU (*.djvu), Dr Halo (*.cut), Dune (*.aai), Encapsulated Portable Document (*.epdf), FlashPix (*.fpx), Flexible Image Transport System (*.fits), GIMP (*.xcf), Graph Visualization (*.dot), HP PCL Printer Image (*.pcl), Irix RGB (*.sgi), JBIG (*.jbig, *.jbg, *.bie), Khoros Visualization (*.viff), Kodak Cineon (*.cin), LEGO Mindstorms Graphic (*.rfg), Magick (*.miff, *.mvg), Matlab (*.mat), MTV Raytracing (*.mtv), Multiple-image Network Graphics (*.jng), On-the-air Bitmap (*.otb), Palm Database ImageViewer (*.pdb), Palm Pixmap (*.palm), Portable Bitmap (*.pbm, *.pgm, *.pnm, *.ppm, *.pxm), PSX TIM (*.tim), Pyramid encoded TIFF (*.ptif), Radiance RGBE (*.hdr), Scitex (*.sct), Seattle File Works (*.sfw), Seattle Works Multi-Image (*.pwp), Slow Scane Television (*.hrz), SMPTE (*.dpx), Sun Rasterfile (*.sun), TrueType Font (*.ttf), Vicar Rasterfile (*.vicar), XWindows Bitmap (*.xbm, *.xpm)
Note: Extended formats are supported via Plug-in



TImageEnView   TImageEnView Display images and videos (with layer support)
TImageEnProc   TImageEnProc Analyze and edit images
TImageEnIO   TImageEnIO Load and save images of all formats, print, acquire from scanner, camera or digital device
TImageEnDBView   TImageEnDBView Display image from database
TImageEnMView   TImageEnMView Display multiple images or thumbnails
TImageEnMIO   TImageEnMIO Load and save images of all multi-page formats, print thumbnails, acquire images from scanner, camera or digital device
TImageEnFolderMView   TImageEnFolderMView Display thumbnails of files in a folder
TImageEnFolderMView   TImageEnLayerMView Display preview of all layers of an image
TImageEnVect   TImageEnVect Display and edit vector images
TOpenImageEnDialog   TOpenImageEnDialog Open dialog with preview of all image formats
TSaveImageEnDialog   TSaveImageEnDialog Save dialog with preview of image properties
TIEFolderTree   TIEFolderTree Windows Explorer style Shell Folder Tree
TIEColorPalette   TIEColorCurve Manipulate colors of an image using a color curve
TIEColorPalette   TIEColorPalette Color display and selection control
THistogramBox   THistogramBox Color and hue histogram control
TIEGradientBar   TIEGradientBar Color gradient display and selection control
THSVBox   THSVBox Hue-Saturation-Value display and selection control


Key Classes

TImageEnProc   TIEBitmap ImageEn's bitmap class, supporting all images formats and advanced functionality
TImageEnProc   TIOParams Provides access to the properties and meta-data of image files
TImageEnProc   TIEDBBitmap Access to an image stored or referenced in a database (connect to a TImageEnView for display)
TImageEnProc   TIEMultiBitmap Loading, editing and saving of multi-frame image formats, such as TIFF, GIF, etc.
TImageEnProc   TIOMultiParams Provides access to the properties and meta-data of multi-frame image files
TImageEnProc   TIEDBMultiBitmap Access to the images stored or referenced in a database (connect to a TImageEnMView to display as thumbnails)
TImageEnProc   TIEAcquireParams Access to scanners, camera and digital devices available via Twain, WIA or Windows Portable Device API



IEVision Advanced Tools Plug-In

IEVision is an optional plug-in for ImageEn that adds enhanced features:

  • OCR: Image to Text Conversion

    Video capture using installed drivers

    110 Supported Languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Cherokee, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dutch, Dzongkha, English, Equations, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Frankish, French, Gaelic, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, MICR, Middle English, Middle French, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Occitan, Oriya, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Syriac, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Western Frisian, Yiddish, Yoruba

  • Barcode Recognition
    In images and video streams. Supports all common barcode types including EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39 and QR Code
  • Barcode Recognition (all common bar code formats, including QR code)


  • Facial Recognition
    Searching images and video streams for specific faces
  • Searching for faces in images and video streams


  • Patching of images (to hide blemishes and copy content)

    Patching of images (to hide blemishes and copy content)


  • Detect and count shapes

    Detect and count shapes within images


  • Searching images for matches (based on a source image)

    Searching images for matches (based on a source image)


  • Classifying images (based on training with positive and negative samples)

    Searching images for matches (based on a training with positive and negative samples))


  • Photo Stitching

    Photo Stitching

  • Face and object detection and tracking
    Detect objects within images and track in video streams: Faces, eyes, glasses, smile, body (full/upper/lower), cat faces and Russian number plates
  • Face detection

    Face and object tracking  

  • Plus many other advanced image processing algorithms: Video background removal, "Watershed" and "Grabcut" automatic selection, "Non-local Means" denoising, "Hough" transformations, "Canny" edge detection, image erosion and dilation, blurring and thresholding