Release Notes

The release notes list changes, improvements and new features of the respective versions. Please check the changes before updating.

You can download the latest version for your serial number from the download page on the BarcodeOCR website. 

BarcodeOCR 21.1.2 from 09.02.2021

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Changes

  • Improved: Compatibility with files larger than 2GB

  • Improved: Memory usage

  • Improved: Support for PDF documents that do not fully comply with the PDF standard

  • Fixed: Error in PDF processing on servers

BarcodeOCR 21.1.1 from 29.01.2021

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Changes

  • New: Sending documents by e-mail after processing (Standard edition and higher)

  • New: Blank page detection can be set using a sample file

  • New: Edition advisor in demo version

  • Improved: BarcodeOCR service did not react reliably to service stop signals in some environments

  • Improved: BarcodeOCR and BarcodeOCR service are now stopped during the update process

  • Improved: General improvements in PDF processing

  • Improved: Removed blank pages are logged in the log

  • Improved: Recognition of 2D barcodes

  • Fixed: Uninstaller could not be run successfully in some environments

  • Fixed: Service could not be terminated in some cases and had to be terminated via Task Manager

  • Changed: "Split into single pages" option now also splits documents without barcodes instead of moving them as a batch to the error folder

BarcodeOCR 20.4.2 from 05.10.2020

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Changes

  • New: Recognition of ZUGFeRD files and sorting of the files into a separate directory (Standard Edition and higher)

  • Improved: Exclusion of additional temporary scan files that interfere with processing

  • Improved: Compression of documents now creates even smaller output documents

  • Changed: PDF structure tree is recreated for saved files to fix compatibility issues with OmniPage

  • Fixed: Fixed an error in the .bat sample script

  • Fixed: Display error in the user interface

BarcodeOCR 20.4.1 from 27.10.2020

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Changes

  • New: Example .bat file for the "per input file" interface

  • Improved: When detecting empty pages, the page is now additionally checked for vectorized content

  • Fixed: When migrating the settings to the new version, no new languages were set (German and English are recognized in this case)

  • Fixed: "per input file" interface did not pass the "source" parameter

  • Fixed: "per input file" interface array was not escaped correctly


BarcodeOCR 20.3.2 from 29.09.2020

In this version of BarcodeOCR we have made major changes in the processing of PDF files and text recognition.
Please check after the installation if your previous settings have been applied correctly.

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Changes

  • Improved: Recognition problems with Interleaved 2of5 barcodes fixed

  • Improved: Recognition of DataMatrix barcodes and QR codes

  • Improved: Processing of PDF documents

  • Improved: Saving and compression of PDF files

  • Changed: You can wait longer than 3 minutes for exclusive write access from input file (option is defined in configuration file)

  • Changed: BarcodeOCR now requires the .NET Framework 4.7.2

  • Fixed: Error in user interface

BarcodeOCR 20.3.1 from 02.09.2020 

In this version of BarcodeOCR we have made major changes in the processing of PDF files and text recognition.
Please check after the installation if your previous settings have been applied correctly.


Changes

  • New: Configurations can be deactivated

  • New: "Text recognition only" configurations: No search for barcodes or separating

  • New: regular expressions as filter are checked for correct syntax before applying

  • New: Document Conversion to grayscale

  • New: More languages are supported for text recognition

  • New: Support for JPEG+ZIP/JPEG2000/JBIG2 compression - significantly smaller documents

  • New: Adjustment of document resolution with threshold values and target resolution per color space (color, gray, b/w)

  • New: Scanned pages can be optimized: Correct inversions, remove color noise, Despecle, remove perforations, optimize page margins, straighten pages

  • New: Rotation of pages and removal of empty pages no longer require text recognition

  • New: Pages can be attached to existing PDF documents (Small Business Plus or higher)

  • New: Support of the PDF/A standard "3B”

  • New: More PowerShell sample scripts in the installation folder in the "Script Samples" folder

  • Improved: PDF processing completely optimized for fast processing and better support of various PDF formats

  • Improved: Text recognition converts only image pages (others can be optimized with option)

  • Improved: Recognition of 1D and 2D barcodes

  • Changed: Documents are saved with the PDF version number of the source document

  • Changed: Existing PDF signatures are removed from documents if previous signatures were defined based on byte code

  • Changed: Instead of PDF certifications, PDF signatures are now embedded

  • Changed: Various changes in the user interface

  • Changed: Password protected PDF pages from input directories are moved to the error folder

  • Fixed: Expired Windows password leads to an error message the first time BarcodeOCR is started

  • Fixed: Setup now also closes the desktop application during an update

  • Fixed: Read errors with certain DataMatrix barcodes


BarcodeOCR 19.4.1 from 13.12.2019

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Changes

  • New: Support for KWP Standard-Edition

  • Fixed: Function "Repair defective input files" creates in rare cases output files with all pages from the original file

  • Fixed: Problems reading JIBG2 compressed PDF files

  • Fixed: Conversion of PDF version may lead to temporary files in temp folder

  • Fixed: Waiting time before processing the file may not be adhered to

  • Improved: For certain PDF documents the number of pages is read incorrectly

  • Improved: Compatibility with PDF files with erroneous reference table

  • Improved: After activating a license, the service is automatically restarted for a transfer of the new license

  • Improved: Text filters are now also applied to multiline barcodes

BarcodeOCR 19.3.6 from 26.08.2019

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Changes

  • Fixed: Certain PDF documents have a lower resolution after text recognition and appear blurred

  • Fixed: Problems with the processing of graphics

  • Fixed: Problems with the network recovery mode

BarcodeOCR 19.3.3 from 08.08.2019

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Changes

  • Optimized: Recognition of QR codes

  • Support for Windows Server 2019

BarcodeOCR 19.3.2 from 07.08.2019

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Changes

  • Fixed: Setup problems on Windows Server

BarcodeOCR 19.3.1 from 06.08.2019

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Changes

  • New: Status of processing is displayed in the user interface

  • New: The length of the queue is displayed in the user interface.

  • New: A priority can be defined for each configurationthe (1 High, 5 Low)

  • New: Setup wizard and support for service configuration

  • New: Support assistant in demo mode

  • Improved: Improved conversion of PDF to searchable documents and reduced file size (server operating systems only)

  • Improved: Recognition of Code 39 and Code 128 barcodes

  • Improved: Recognition of planet barcodes

  • Improved: Australia Post barcode detection

  • Improved: Recognition of MicroQR barcodes

  • Improved: UI: Listening folder path can be enlarged

  • Fixed: Error during activation is displayed if an offline license was previously available.

  • Fixed: The maintenance message in the window is also displayed after the end of the disc maintenance.

  • Fixed: Incorrect service configuration which may cause the service not to be restarted automatically in Network Recovery Mode

  • Fixed: Service cannot be started from the user interface if the user does not have rights to the registered folders

  • Fixed: Error loading an empty archive log

  • Fixed: Service does not restart automatically if network recovery mode could not solve the problem after a previous restart

BarcodeOCR 18.4.2 from 12.12.2018

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Changes

  • Improved: File size of Tiff files now automatically optimized (server operating systems only)

  • Changed: configurations are now displayed sorted alphabetically (A-Z)

  • Changed: The service is not restarted after a configuration has been changed if it was stopped before

  • Changed: Main window of BarcodeOCR can now be enlarged vertically

  • Fixed: On some systems, a problem with the software license can occur after a certain use

  • Fixed: Values for "Threshold" under "ADVANCED" are overwritten when a work instruction is edited again.

BarcodeOCR 18.3.3 from 26.09.2018

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Changes

  • New: Support of Aztec barcodes
  • New: Separation option "Separate stacks independently of barcodes into partial stacks with n pages (barcodes will still be considered when renaming)".
  • Changed: If processing of a file is aborted due to the processing limit, the file is now stored as "TIMEOUT" instead of "CORRUPT_FILE
  • Changed Limit of processing: Limit of processing of a file increased from 15 minutes to 60 minutes (with option under ADVANCED for increase 90 minutes or deactivation)
  • Modified: Also, breaks within the barcode are replaced by the function "Replace NTFS non-compliant characters".
  • Improved: Intelligent Mail Barcode Recognition
  • Improved: Recognition of Interleaved 2of5 barcodes
  • Fixed an error in the user interface: Error in the user interface when selecting subfolder generation
  • Fixed: Tiff file is not saved in error folder
  • Fixed: Reading problems with TIFF files where frame pages do not contain metadata
  • Fixed: Problems with passing special characters in the name of the work instruction to downstream .bat scripts
  • Fixed: Subfolders are not created when processing a one-sided image
  • Fixed: JPEG graphics with the file extension .jpeg instead of .jpg are ignored
  • Fixed. Error messages for PowerShell scripts in the log: Error messages for PowerShell scripts in log, although no script should be executed according to configuration
  • Fixed: Service was not restarted automatically in rare cases despite clicking "Restart

BarcodeOCR 18.2.3 from 04.05.2018

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Changes

  • New: Custom OCR settings can now be set via work instructions

  • Fixed: Error in the user interface

  • Fixed: Cleaning of the temporary folder caused an error on some systems and the input file was not deleted

  • Fixed: Page number in PowerShell script or the info xml does not match recognized text if the input document has more than 50 pages

BarcodeOCR 18.2.1 from 05.04.2018

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Changes

  • Fixed: Subfolder is not created if the complete content of the barcode is to be used as subfolder

  • Fixed: When using the PowerShell script, when using a counter variable, it is incorrectly incremented

  • Fixed: Downstream application may not start if special characters are contained in the barcode name

BarcodeOCR 18.1.4 from 22.03.2018

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Changes

  • New: Powershell: NumberOfRemovedPages parameter, which passes the number of pages removed by blank page detection

  • Fixed: Powershell: NumberOfPages parameter has the wrong number of pages if blank page detection already removed pages

  • Fixed: End date of maintenance is displayed incorrectly formatted for some licenses

BarcodeOCR 18.1.3 from 28.02.2018

Changes

  • New: Support of the "Essentials"subscription

  • Fixed: Blank page detection does not remove documents with a factor of 0.

  • Fixed: If the first page of a batch is recognized as a blank page, an error may occur when saving if the target document has only one page.

BarcodeOCR 18.1.2 from 23.02.2017

Changes

  • New: Support for subscriptions

  • Fixed: In individual cases, in case of a defective PDF file, the input file is deleted during the saving process instead of being moved to the error folder as a "Corrupt_File".

  • Fixed: Problems with fonts of processed files saved as PDF files by Microsoft Word

  • Changed: Demo version without watermark can now process 5000 pages per month

BarcodeOCR 18.1.1 from 18.01.2017

Changes

  • Fixed: Problems with trial version with special license key of support

  • Fixed: PowerShell for determining the file name is ignored without subfolder variable

  • Fixed: Error in the user interface

  • Improved: Internal optimizations for upcoming updates

  • Improved: Recognition of QR codes with a logo (design QR codes)

  • Improved: Incompatible files remain in the input folder and are not moved to the error folder as incompatible files.

BarcodeOCR 17.4.1 from 17.11.2017

Changes

  • New: Support for calling PowerShell scripts as a downstream application with advanced information (Enterprise only)
  • Improved: Optimal utilization of existing CPU cores for text recognition (new option under "Advanced)
  • Improved: Handling meta data in PDF files
  • Improved: Error messages regarding subfolders are now displayed in the error log
  • Improved: English translation
  • Improved: Tab characters are also recognized as "illegal"characters and removed/replaced
  • Fixed: Problems with recognition of barcodes within single-sided. tiff documents
  • Fixed: Problems with selection and transfer to the downstream application "per input file".

BarcodeOCR 17.3.2 from 28.07.2017

Changes

  • Enhanced: Faster processing of files, if the target resolution should be changed
  • Fixed: Problems while resizing the UI in step "RENAMING"
  • Fixed: Problems while recognizing text on files with hundreds of pages
  • Fixed: The character " will now be replacing when using the "replace illegal NTFS characters" feature
  • Fixed: When using the area filtering, valid barcodes could be excluded

BarcodeOCR 17.3.1 from 12.07.2017

Changes

  • New: Creating sub folder and sort files into these folders dynamically (based on script, only Enterprise)
  • New: Set a custom file when sorting files into sub folders (using a script, only Enterprise)
  • New: Creating sub folder and sort files into these folders dynamically (based on predefined templates, Standard edition and above)
  • Enhanced: "Replace characters in barcodes" is able to replace spaces
  • Enhanced: Default installation now includes sample scripts

BarcodeOCR 17.2.7 from 04.07.2017

Changes

  • New: Alternative Barcode-Recognition for better recognition results using Barcode-Fonts
  • Enhanced: Recognition Code 128
  • Enhanced: Recognition Code 39 and Code 39 Extended
  • Enhanced: Recognition QR-Barcodes
  • Enhanced: Recognition DataMatrix-Barcodes
  • Enhanced: Performance optimizations while recognizing Barcodes
  • Fixed: Problems in the UI (Regarding OCR section)
  • Fixed: Renaming signed or certified PDF-documents might break the existing digital signature
  • Fixed: Problems using the trial on specific operating systems

BarcodeOCR 17.2.6 from 24.06.2017

Changes

  • New: New parameter for renaming: file counter per configuration (%LOCALCOUNTER%)
  • New: New parameter for renaming: file counter per BarcodeOCR installation (%GLOBALCOUNTER%)
  • New: New parameter for renaming: page count of the output file (%PGCNT%)
  • New: Replace Text within the barcodes
  • New: Notification while starting the application when a new update is available
  • New: 'Check for Updates'-Button
  • Enhanced: Converting of PDF files into PDF/A Standard
  • Enhanced: License won't be reset when restoring a backed up configuration
  • Enhanced: If the file could not converted into PDF/A standard, a log entry within the error log will be written
  • Enhanced: Info if the maintenance expires within the next 45 days
  • Fixed: Problems with the license after installing Version 17.x

BarcodeOCR 17.2.5 from 18.05.2017

Changes

  • Fixed: UI problems

BarcodeOCR 17.1.1 from 01.02.2017

Changes

  • New: Empty pages can now be removed from the destination document (BETA)

  • New: Support for splitting tiff pages with multiple pages

  • New: pdf file format can now be defined for output documents

  • New: Info.xml file now contains the recognized text from OCR

  • Enhanced: Performance optimizations
  • Enhanced: Activation
  • Fixed: Wrong splitting within the error folder using the split option "Documents comprise a start page and the subsequent pages with the same barcode as a mandatory requirement"
  • Fixed: UI problems

BarcodeOCR 4.17.1.1 from 01.02.2017

Changes

  • Enhanced: Text recognition for special characters
  • Fixed: Error while saving the settings for the "downstream application"
  • Fixed: Translation errors

BarcodeOCR 4.16.4.5 from 09.12.2016

Changes

  • New: Text recognition and creation of searchable documents (OCR)
  • New: Automatic alignment of the input pages based on reading direction
  • New: Converting input documents to specific resolutions (DPI)
  • New: Converting input documents to B/W docuemnts and compressing using CCITT Group 4 algorithm
  • New: Existing configurations can now be cloned
  • Enhanced: Recognition of DataMatrix barcodes
  • Enhanced: Recognition of QR-Code barcodes
  • Enhanced: Performance optimizations
  • Enhanced: Processing of network files
  • Enhanced: Info-Xml-File now contains the path to the backuped input file
  • Fixed: Certified documents may not be saved with a digital signature
  • Fixed: Problems when processing DIN-A0 images

BarcodeOCR 4.16.3.1 from 12.08.2016

Changes

  • New: Text within Barcodes can now be replaced
  • Fixed: An error while importing settings to BarcodeOCR

BarcodeOCR 4.16.2.4 from 17.06.2016

Changes

  • Fixed: Problems processing some PDF-A compatible files

  • Enhanced: File size of processed pdf files

  • New Options: Launch a downstream application once for each input file

BarcodeOCR 4.16.2.2 from 12.04.2016

Changes

  • Enhanced: Repair of incompatible files

  • Fixed: Pages may not be deleted from signed documents

  • Fixed: General UI errors

BarcodeOCR 4.16.2.1 from 06.04.2016

Changes

  • New: Documents can be digitally signed
  • New: Option: Repair PDF documents
  • Enhanced: Recognition of Barcodes within documents
  • Enhanced: Faster processing using multiple processing cores
  • Enhanced: using timestamp renaming option, millisecounds will be formattet to three digits
  • Fixed: Problems using digital certificates generated by Adobe Acrobat
  • Fixed: General UI errors
  • Fixed: Problems replacing illegal characters within file name
  • Fixed: Problems processing large files

BarcodeOCR 4.16.1.2 from 25.01.2016

Changes

  • Added and Fixed: Support for creating multiple documents for one page, if the page contains more than one valid document

BarcodeOCR 4.16.1.1 from 12.01.2016

Changes

  • New: If there is more than one valid barcode, the document can be saved for each valid barcode

  • New. The limit on recognition time per File can be disabled
  • Enhanced: DataMatrix recognition is more accurate
  • Fixed: General UI errors

BarcodeOCR 4.15.4.5 from 13.11.2015

Changes

  • Fixed: documents without barcodes may be saved twice within the output folder

BarcodeOCR 4.15.4.4 from 12.11.2015

Changes

  • New: The output and error folder may be a subfolder of a incoming folder
  • Fixed: Input files may not be deleted if processed by the duplex split option
  • Fixed: documents without barcodes may be saved twice within the output folder

BarcodeOCR 4.15.4.3 from 11.11.2015

Changes

  • New: Better recognition of Code 39 barcodes
  • Fixed: Error in UI, that prevented changes within the split options under specific circumstances.

BarcodeOCR 4.15.4.2 from 21.10.2015

Changes

  • New: Documents within the error folder will also be digitally signed, compressed and and encrypted
  • New: Better recognition of Code 128 barcodes
  • New: Increased performance while recognizing barcodes and processing pdf documents
  • Fixed: Documents may be saved with multiple file extensions
  • Fixed: Invalid metadata within the documents may produce an error
  • Fixed: Problem saving a document within the pdf-a standard
  • Fixed: Problems launching external applications
  • Fixed: Reading DataMatrix and Code 128 Barcodes

BarcodeOCR 4.15.3.3 from 29.07.2015

Changes

  • Fixed: Problems with the activation when updating from a previous version
  • Fixed: Documents in the error folder my be duplicated under specific circumstances

BarcodeOCR 4.15.3.2 from 16.07.2015

Changes

  • Fixed: To large output files
  • Fixed: No launch of downstream application of the input file was a .jpg-file
  • Fixed: The path of other graphic files was not passed to the downstream application
  • Fixed: Files are saved twice when using "Split to single pages"

BarcodeOCR 4.15.3.1 from 30.06.2015

Changes

  • new function: certify documents with a compatible pfx certficate
  • new function: convert documents to a pdf-a compatible format for long-term archiving
  • new function: support for multiple multicore processors for faster processing of documents
  • new function: encryption of output documents
  • new function: compression of documents for smaller output size
  • new function: create a copy of each input file in a separate folder
  • new function: support for different text encodings
  • new function: filter barcodes based on location
  • new function: split documents based on two same barcodes on consecutive pages (duplex)
  • added support for checksums in barcodes
  • added support for checksums in barcodes
  • optimized speed and recognition quote of the following barcode types: PDF417, Code 93, Code 39, Code 128, Inter 2of5
  • fixed some error in the UI
  • solved some problems monitoring directories with specific scanners
  • faster recognition and processing of barcodes and documents
  • optimization in service and protocol

BarcodeOCR 4.15.1.2 from 23.03.2015

Changes

  • Better recognition of Code 128, Code 39, QR-Code or Inter2of5-Barcodes
  • Optimized repairing and converting of incompatible files
  • Optimized the performance of recognizing barcodes
  • Fixed some possible problems concerning the recongition of documents on network shares.
  • Support for more pdf file formats
  • Fixed some display problems within the error log
  • Incompatible or corrupted documents that couldn’t be repaired automatically will be moved to error folder
  • Some minor UI improvements

BarcodeOCR 4.14.2.4 from 23.05.2014

Changes

  • Fixed problem in reading PDF files with large size embedded images
  • Bug fix in QR code decoding
  • Recognition improvements of Interleaved 2of5 barcodes with checksum
  • Regular Expressions now may contain pipe characters
  • Minor UI Changes

BarcodeOCR 4.14.2.3 from 23.05.2014

Changes

  • Improved logging of events
  • Archiving of old log files
  • DataMatrix barcodes recognition accuracy improvements
  • Recogntion accuaracy adjustments for Code 39 barcodes
  • Problem with reading PDF document in A0 format is fixed
  • Bug is fixed in QR codes decoding
  • The Data Matrix barcodes recognition speed is increased up to 30%.
  • Support for regular expressions within filters
  • Improved detection of temporary scanner files
  • Blacklisting of files if they are not processed and the service needs to restart
  • Performance improvements
  • Fixed some minor UI problems

BarcodeOCR 4.13.4.4 from 28.11.2013

Changes

  • Support of newer PDF-File formats (version 1.5 and newer)
  • Automatic repair of incorrrect documents before processing
  • New Option: Set a Quiet-Zone for the recognition
  • Minor changes to the UI

BarcodeOCR 4.13.2.1 from 25.04.2013

Changes

  • Using the option “Document stack not separated” you can specify to analyze the whole document
  • Minor changes to the UI

BarcodeOCR 4.12.4.7 from 12.02.2013

Changes

  • Recognition Code39 Extended, Pharmacode and MicroQR-Code
  • Minor bugfixes

BarcodeOCR 4.12.3.2 from 27.09.2012

Changes

  • Recognition of cyrillic barcodes
  • Changes for the external application to support new parameters
  • Changes to the UI

BarcodeOCR 4.0.0.3 from 30.11.2012

Changes

  • New and simpler UI
  • Import and export for configurations (not compatible with 3.x configurations
  • Easier Licensing
  • New Setup

BarcodeOCR 3.4.1 from 25.06.2011

Änderungen

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