Dynamsoft Camera SDK Adds Automated Document Capture and Corrective Features
Posted OnJuly 31, 2017 by Veena Lobo
Dynamsoft has updated its webcam document capture software development kit (SDK) for developers to quickly equip their web applications with webcam-based document scanning that also automatically processes document boundary detection and corrects improper perspectives. The new SDK features make it ideal for expanding document capture application reach beyond traditional scanners. It lets users more efficiently capture critical documents via a webcam, such as ID cards, financial checks, barcodes, completed forms or applications, and more.
Dynamsoft Camera SDK 6.0 works by enabling developers to more rapidly add a contained video stream into a browser-based application. Once a document is detected, a capture of a single image can be created from the video stream. Various new features in the SDK make it possible for a user to simply hold up to a webcam a paper-based document for scanning and get a precise image capture of the document.
To make this possible, the updated SDK has added automatic processing of document images and an HTML5 document editor. A live document boundary detection feature is now built-in, for example to detect the edges of a check or paper form. Automatic cropping helps ensure document details are maximized and minimizes impact on storage. There is also built-in perspective correction for document images. So, if a document is slightly skewed or at an angle during capture, the SDK’s new built-in capabilities automatically corrects these problems. The new built-in HTML5-based document editor lets users make essential edits. These include boundary adjustments, contrast and brightness adjustments, rotating images, convert a color document to grayscale – and more.
The webcam library works on Windows clients with all common browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. It allows developers complete control over a webcam’s settings including exposure, iris, auto focus, and more. Users can save processed images as PDF, TIFF or JPEG files to a web server or a document repository.
Pricing and Availability
Dynamsoft Camera SDK 6.0 is now available for purchase and download from the Dynamsoft website. There are a per-server licensing and also an unlimited annual licensing option. Purchasing includes one year of maintenance to cover updates and premiere technical support needs during the time. Multiple award-winning technical support channels are offered including, email, live chat, forum and phone.
About Dynamsoft Corp.
Dynamsoft Corp. provides enterprise-class TWAIN™ software development kits (SDK), a Barcode Reader SDK, and a Camera SDK to help developers meet document imaging requirements for developing web or desktop document management applications. The company also provides enterprise-grade version control software to help developers manage developer teams and projects. The imaging SDKs help today’s businesses seeking to migrate from wasteful paper-based workflows to efficient electronic document and records management. Dynamsoft is an associate member of the TWAIN Working Group that develops TWAIN standards. Thousands of customers use Dynamsoft's solutions. Customers include 3M®; Apple®; EMC®; FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.; Fujitsu®; GE®; H&R Block®; HP®; IBM®, Intel®; Infosys®; Lockheed Martin®; Olympus®; Philips®; PricewaterhouseCoopers®; Samsung®; Siemens®; Symantec®; Unisys®; Verizon®; and more. The company was founded in 2003. More information is available at http://www.dynamsoft.com.