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April 11 , 2005  NEWSLETTER

Product Release Announcement - ICEpdf 1.4

ICEsoft Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of ICEpdf™ 1.4. ICEpdf is a 100 percent Java product for rendering PDF documents. ICEpdf can be used as a standalone document viewer or as a lightweight component tightly integrated into Java applications, and can be combined with ICEbrowser SDK or ICEbrowser BEAN to view PDF content embedded in HTML.

This multi-platform PDF viewer technology supports embedded TrueType fonts, font substitution, ToUnicode CMaps, and Acrobat standard security. Typical PDF viewer functionality such as viewing, scaling, navigating, and printing are fully supported. PDF documents can be exported to multiple image formats such as JPG, PNG, and SVG. ICEpdf can be deployed as part of a client application via Java applet or Java Web Start technology, or integrated into a server-side solution as a servlet.

This release contains a number of improvements to the parsing and rendering of PDF documents. ICEpdf now renders an even wider range of PDF documents faster and more accurately.  Other improvements included in ICEpdf 1.4 include:

  • Rendering support and quality of JPEG (DCTDecode), PNG (FlateDecode Predictors), and TIFF (CCITTFaxDecode) images has been improved.
  • ICEpdf now renders all content in PDF documents generated with OpenOffice.
  • Improved support for CMYK, YcbCrA, Lab, Indexed, and ICC color spaces.
  • Support for stencil masking, alpha masking, and color key masking of images.
  • Support for dashed lines.
  • Support for image transparency (ExtGState) has been added.
  • Rendering quality of documents that contain Form Xobjects has been improved.
  • Rendering of documents that contain 4-byte character codes within string declaration has also been improved.

Release Details

Complete information on the release may be found in the release notes contained in the download bundle, or by viewing the online release notes:

ICEpdf Release Notes

Developer's Guide

The Developer's Guide contains comprehensive information on developing applications using the ICEpdf product. This is available in the download bundle or may be viewed online:

ICEpdf Developer's Guide

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