As we’re (already) reaching the end of February 2020 (and I’m still not writing faster), it is more than time to release our 2019 retrospective. A lot of things happened the past year, so it’s time to update your ORPALIS product to the latest version, if you haven’t done it in a while!

What happened in 2019?

1. Top 10 SDK major features release of 2019

To start with this retrospective, we’re going to list the top features of 2019 of our flagship products, GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware. You can find each feature in both toolkits, as DocuVieware is the extension of GdPicture.NET for Web development.

Hyper-compression & optimization

The overall winner of 2019 is our hyper-compression and optimization engine.
We have invested a lot of time and resources to develop and release a sophisticated engine that provides outstanding results.

We have also released a series of blog articles for those who want to dive deeper into the PDF optimization process:

Test our hyper-compression engine online here.


Through the year, we enhanced our OCR engine, and by the end of 2019, we were quite happy with the results, especially with documents with different writing directions and orientation, and text recognition on non-uniform backgrounds.

Our OCR engine now matches the performances (and often exceeds them on complex documents) of established competitors.

Test our OCR engine online here.

PDF redaction

We didn’t have to wait for GDPR to have redaction needs, but the European law certainly made the demand for redaction features more pressing.
Since November, PDF redaction features are available in both GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware so you can remove sensitive content from your documents in a secure way.