TIFF SDK/ActiveX Development Toolkit
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TIFF SDK/ActiveX is a complete set of easy-to-use tools that helps application developers and programmers create applications with sophisticated TIFF processing capabilities.

TIFF SDK is compatible with the following development languages: .NET, VB.NET, C#, J#., C, C++, and MS Access.


    UNICODE filename support

    UNICODE filename support ensures the usability of foreign languages and special characters in the filenames when using Black Ice TIFF SDKs.

    64 bit support

    Black Ice TIFF SDK/ActiveX includes 64 bit support from Version 12.00. 64 bit support ensures that the benefits of 64 bit hardware is fully obtained.


    TIFF SDK/ActiveX includes a very powerful feature that makes displaying images to any display device easy. The display feature included in TIFF SDK/ActiveX provides an easy-to-use solution for developers. Application developers now do not have to spend expensive engineering time implementing complicated display routines. It only takes a few function calls and the Black Ice display routine will do the rest.

    TIFF File Processing

    TIFF SDK/ActiveX includes the most sophisticated TIFF File Processing tools on the market since 1989 and TIFF processing is a pivotal part of Black Ice software development toolkits. TIFF processing allows software developers to create applications that encode, decode and manipulate TIFF files.

    TIFF File Formats

    TIFF SDK/ActiveX supports a wide variety of TIFF formats including both monochrome and color TIFF formats.


    TIFF SDK/ActiveX control supports all the popular data compression methods used in today's imaging tools.

    TWAIN scanner support

    Scanning support is based on the latest TWAIN 1.9 drivers. With the latest TWAIN drivers, application developers have total control over almost every aspect of the scanning process. Applications can even turn on and off the use of the document feeder some newer scanners have in order to perform batch scanning or automated scanning.


    Black Ice imaging and image processing tools provide an easy way to print images in single or multiple print jobs with a wide variety of options. When printing, today’s applications not only want to create a paper copy of an image file but also want to specify the way in which the image will be printed. The image has to be positioned on the paper according to a predefined location, printed with its original size or stretched to a specific size. Some applications even require printing more than one image on the same page so the amount of paper wasted is minimal. Black Ice imaging tools provide several powerful options to meet these needs.

    Fax Image Processing

    One very important area where image processing is commonly used is faxing. During faxing image files are being transferred from one device to another. The format, the size and the resolution of the image file that can be transferred is specified by the fax standard and by the device (i.e. fax board) that will transmit the file.


    Black Ice Software’s TIFF SDK/ActiveX controls are designed to assist developers in building web-based Internet imaging applications. You can build a server-based or client-based image-processing web application with quick integration using the TIFF SDK ActiveX controls.


    Image transformations are important and one of the most widely used components of any imaging toolkit. Image transforms produce results quickly without degrading the quality of the image.

    Text Processing

    Black Ice imaging tools include a wide variety of text processing functions that can be very helpful in many different application areas.

    Sample Applications:

    Additionally, TIFF SDK/ActiveX contains a variety of new sample applications that demonstrate the new document conversion capabilities and features. The product is fully .NET compatible and also provides sample source codes written in C#, VB.NET, and J# to demonstrate the powerful document conversion options.

    Visual Studio 2005, and VB.NET 8.0 Support has also been added.

    Supported Operating Systems


    Windows 11 64 bit

    Windows 10 32/64 bit

    Windows 8.1 32/64 bit

    Windows 7 32/64 bit

    Windows Vista 32/64 bit

    Windows XP 32/64 bit


    Windows Server 2022

    Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2016

    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2012

    Windows Server 2008 R2 /2008

    Windows Server 2003

    Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop

    VMware Horizon + ThinApp

    VMware VCenter

    Microsoft RemoteApp

    Microsoft Hyper-V, Hyper-V VDI

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    To purchase one of the development tools below, please complete and fax a copy of the associated license agreement to the Black Ice sales office. For ordering information, please click here.

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