The Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in enables the conversion from different image formats to the popular PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) file format. Using the PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in, any color or monochrome image type supported by the Black Ice imaging toolkits can be converted into image PDF format. The current release includes 1-bit, 8-bit color, 8-bit grayscale and 24-bit color support.
- 1 bit
- 8 bit
- 8 bit grayscale
- 24 bit
- No compression, the image is embedded inside the file without any compression
- CCITT for 1-bit images
- JPEG compression
- Runlength Compression
- Flate Compression
The Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in provides easy to use, high level functions, which can be easily integrated into any new or existing application. Since it includes both a DLL and an OCX, PDF read and write capabilities can be accessed with a variety of programming languages, including C/C++, C#, VB .NET and more.
The Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in includes several sample applications with full source code. These sample applications demonstrate how to create and display image PDF files and can be used as a starting point for most applications.
UNICODE file name support ensures the usability of foreign languages and special characters in the filenames when using the Black Ice Image PDF SDKs.
The Black Ice Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in includes 64 bit support from Version 12.00. 64 bit support ensures that the benefits of 64-bit hardware is fully obtained.
Image PDF Write/Generation
The Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in enables the conversion of any image formats supported by the Document Imaging SDK/ActiveX into the popular PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) file format. Using the Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in, any color or monochrome image type supported by the Black Ice imaging toolkits can be converted into image PDF format. Generated PDF files can be compressed using a variety of available compression methods, and can be single or multi-page.
Image PDF Read/Display
Application developers can create and display image PDF files within their own applications using the Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in. The Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in can display and decode image PDF files such as those created with the Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in or any of the Black Ice PDF Printer Drivers. Developers can recall specific pages from a multi page image PDF file for display.
Multiple bit depths supported
The Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in supports the following bit depths:
Multiple compression methods supported
The Image PDF SDK/ActiveX plug-in supports the following compression methods:
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
Microsoft Hyper-V, Hyper-V VDI
Image Processing Toolkits Product Feature Chart
For an overview of the Black Ice imaging products and to determine which product(s) are right for you, please click here.
Included in Toolkit
Available as an add-on
|TIFF SDK/ActiveX||Image SDK/ActiveX||Document Imaging SDK/ActiveX|
|OCR - Optical Character Recognition|
|TIFF File Formats|
|Image File Formats|
|Advanced Printing - available only from Black Ice|
|Multiple Compressions Supported|
|Color Space Conversion|
|Color Depth Conversion|
|TIFF File Processing|
|Fax Image Processing|
|Scanning - TWAIN|
|Create custom image processing filters|
|Fully .NET compatible|
|Use ActiveX properties/methods/events|
|Directly call exported DLL functions|
|Create small footprint applications|
|Low-level access to pixel data|
|Full control over load/process/save with callbacks|
|Share images (w/o copying) via DIBs/DDBs|
|Full control over all display options|
|Access to all TIFF tags|
|Image PDF Read/Write|
|Scale-to-gray/favor-black filters (anti-aliasing)|
|12 and 16 Bit Grayscale|
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.
For the Image Processing Toolkits Product pricing please click here.
To speak with a sales representative please call 561-757-4107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Products Name||License Agreement||Purchase Online|
Image PDF PLUG-INRUNTIME FREE
Image SDK/ActiveX included in Document Imaging SDK/ActiveX
|Development License Agreement||Please Call|
Free product updates (patches) and future releases,
and unlimited priority e-mail support for the period of the contract.
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