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The MST Raster SDK for Java provides easy-to-use APIs for Java developers who need to incorporate image rendering, processing, manipulations, and conversions into their applications. The SDK provides a number of capabilities including: document and image viewing, file conversion, manipulation, annotation, printing, scanning, OCR and many more. The SDK is deployed at thousands of sites and used by millions worldwide. The Raster SDK features include:

Rendering Documents and Images

Easily load documents and images via URL or file stream from the server or the local file system. Each document and image is rendered with the highest quality and bit depth without pixilation. Zoom images to the highest level, rotate it, adjust brightness and contrast, apply image filters, and many other operations can be performed on the rendered document and images.

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Bit-depth Support

Bit-depth of documents and images of 1, 4, 8, 16, 24 bit are supported by the Raster SDK. Bit-depths can be modified.

Supported File Compressions

The SDK supports many forms of documents and image compressions including RLE, G3 Fax, G4 Fax, JPEG, Flate, LZW, and IBM MMR. APIs are provided to manage or control file compressions.

Image Processing Operations

The SDK provide methods to perform image processing operations on all supported documents and images. The image processing APIs will enable developers to enhance document or image quality, flip it horizontally and/or vertically, crop it, adjust the brightness and contrast, deskew the document, invert the colors of the document, and provides many other image operations for the developers.
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The SDK provides tool to scan documents and images from a TWAIN scanner. The APIs are provided to control the resolution, color and paper size at the time of scanning by the user.

Annotation Support

The SDK provides a number of annotation tools to the developers to markup documents and images. A number of these annotations include line, ruler, arrow, circle, rectangle, stamp (text and image), underline, strikeout, and highlighter. These annotations can be adjusted in size and color. Colors can also be programmatically assigned to the users by the administrator.
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The SDK provides print APIs to print documents and images with a variety of options. Included are options to print a selected area, print selected pages, print multiple documents, print with or without annotations, print multiple pages on a single sheet, and high resolution printing of 300, 600, or 1200 dpi.


The SDK Redaction API provides tool to hide sensitive and confidential information from documents and images. Redacted documents can be published in any formats including PDF, TIFF, and any other image format. The redacted content is permanently removed and cannot be searched and/or copied. Redact all the supported file formats including MS Office files, PDF, TIFF, MO:DCA, and many others.

Convert and Merge Files

Quickly and easily convert documents and images from one file type to another. Files can be converted in full color, black and white, and in grayscale. Bit depth of the file can also be changed during conversion to and from bit depths of 1, 4, 8, 16, 24 bit files. Multiple documents can also be merged to form a single document file.
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Search text within MS Word and PDF Files

The SDK provides API to search text within MS Office and PDF files through basic and advance search options.
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Image and Document Comparison

The SDK provides API to view two documents simultaneously side-by-side in the same viewing window. It allows users to compare changes between the two documents.
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Watermark Documents & Images

The SDK provides API to create watermarks on rendered documents and images. A number of standard watermarks are provided, such as Draft, Confidential, and Urgent. Custom watermarks can also be created.
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Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

The SDK OCR module provides API to convert images, scanned and faxed documents with text into text searchable PDF documents. It allows copying text to the clipboard.
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AS/400 Support

The SDK has also been customized, tested, and certified to be deployed on the IBM AS/400 system.