HUGE v8.0.0 Update for ImageEn Imaging Library

We have just released v8.0.0, a huge update to ImageEn, Imaging Editing and Viewing Library for Delphi and C++Builder.

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Top Fifteen Enhancements

1. Editing of Polyline and Line Points

New Polyline and Line layers can now be created by clicking points. You can also add, remove and edit points of existing layers


2. Curve Layers

Polyline layers now allow insertion of curves. You can also add curves when editing a polyline layer by holding down the Alt key

3. Full PDF Exporting

Scalable PDF documents can be created using the new TIEPDFBuilder class or exporting of ImageEn layers

4. Enhanced Shape Layer

The ImageEn shape layer now uses GDI+ for improved performance, full rotation and gradient support. It also adds forty new built-in shapes, including: Candy, Sun, Cog, Brooch, Flower, Splat, Crown, Tag, Pin, Radiance, Raindrop, Smile, Rainbow, Marker, Banner, Power, Music, Pointing Hand, Female and Male

5. Color Curve Editing

Now includes a color curve editing component. Colors can also be manipulated by a curve in the Previews dialog

6. Layer Properties Dialog

Built-in layer properties dialog allows manipulation of common properties

7. Many Other Layer Improvements

More gradient options, keyboard shortcuts, layer preview during creation, word-wrap and auto-shrinking of text

8. Measurement Tools

New mouse interactions to measure lengths, rectangular and elliptical areas

9. Selection Subtraction and Sizing

Circular and Polygon selections can now be resized. You can also hold the Ctrl key to remove from an existing selection

10. Faster Loading

New features for improved performance, including WIC property to speed up loading of JPEGs (200% faster) and PNGs (30% faster), retrieval of embedded preview images from Camera RAW images, and OptimizeLoadingParams method to automatically set the fastest loading properties

11. Eraser Brush and More

Many enhancements to brush tools, including an eraser brush, alpha compositing and improved performance

12. Enhanced Printing

New event to customize printing, including a heading. Print Previews now show text. Contact/thumbnail sheets can also be output to bitmap

13. New File Formats: DirectDraw Surface, HEIF, etc.

ImageEn now supports all image formats of Microsoft WIC, including DirectDraw Surface, HEIF, etc.

14. Many New Actions

Dozens of new actions available: EraserTool, ConvertToPolylineLayer, MeasureLength, MeasureRect, MeasureEllipse, ZoomAndScroll, EditLayers, EditLayerPoints, ClickCreateLineLayers, ClickCreatePolylineLayers, DrawCreatePolylineLayers, LayerFontSelect, LayerFontEnlarge, LayerFontReduce, LayerAlign, Layer Properties, etc.

15. EXE Size Optimization

Dicom resources have been moved to an external unit, reducing the size of most EXEs by up to 400KB. There are also many improvements to defines that allow further reductions to EXE size for specific requirements

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