ACQUISITIONS ORPALIS Imaging Technologies Acquires Experts in Searchable PDFs and Document Automation Aquaforest

Complete solutions for document processing, analysis and conversion

Providing innovative solutions for document imaging and document management


New formats support in GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware SDKs: HEIF/HEIC, EML, and MSG

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Imaging technologies

Since 2003, we develop solutions to manage electronic documents (locally or online). Below is a selection of the technologies used by ORPALIS:

Full PDF support

View, process, edit, annotate, compress, and sign all your PDFs

TWAIN and WIA scanning

Manage all scanners and acquisition devices

Barcode reading and writing

1D and 2D (Datamatrix, QR-Code, Micro QR-Code, PDF417, and more)


Mixed raster Content compression, Color Detection, JBIG2 & JPEG 2000 compression

Formats support

View and convert documents in 100+ formats

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Extract text and MICR characters from scanned images

Form/template recognition

Automatic Document Recognition and forms processing


Use various tools to annotate your documents online and offline.


Document imaging is the first step towards digitization: converting paper to electronic documents offers decisive advantages regarding access, security, and preservation of the information.


Our algorithms enhance images in various ways. The clearer the image is, the easiest it is to extract information like text, barcode, form fields, and more, from it.


Our solutions are specifically developed for non-standards electronic documents like files with thousands of pages and very large images.

Process electronic documents

Our goal is to manage each step of the electronic document life-cycle, from acquisition to storage.

This includes scanning, viewing, processing (image clean-up), barcode reading, OCR, forms processing (Automatic Document Recognition), compressing (MRC and hyper-compression), saving as 100+ formats, printing, and more.
We develop our solutions from A to Z with the latest technologies. No royalties are paid to third parties and we own all intellectual property rights for the offered algorithms.

Our products


Develop applications for WinForms, WPF, and Web with GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK and DocuVieware HTML5 Viewer and Document Management Kit.

Our toolkits


Scan, edit, process, compress, and manage your documents with PaperScan Scanning Software, PDF Reducer, and PDF OCR.

Our applications

Welcome Aquaforest!

With the acquisition of the company based in Aylesbury, UK, we’re happy to extend our offer of enterprise software solutions.

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Aquaforest offers you automated solutions for your business software for SharePoint, Office 365, and Windows servers.

  • make SharePoint content fully text searchable
  • automated tagging of SharePoint content
  • audit SharePoint for duplicates
  • high volume conversion to searchable PDF
  • extract data from PDF
  • in-place conversion to searchable PDF
  • findability for GDPR
  • SearchlightOCR

Latest Insight

Within the last month, we have added a new image and two new email formats to our list. You will now find HEIF/HEIC, EML, and MSG in our toolkit offer for desktop, Web, and cloud development. Desktop Explore more

for Developers

Add advanced imaging support to your applications with our SDK for WinForms, WPF, and Web development.

Productivity Apps
for Everyone

Innovative productivity tools for end-users, which can be used as-is or included in document management processes.

our Creative Space

Freeware and experimental document imaging projects designed and built by our team.


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