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Comparison of Graphics Mill Standard and Graphics Mill Pro

This topic lists the most essential features of Graphics Mill for .NET and allows you to compare Graphics Mill Standard with Graphics Mill Pro. All the features are grouped into the following categories:

General Features

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Mutli-processor support. *
x64 platform support. *
.NET multithreading support. * *

Codecs

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Fast thumbnail extraction from majority of graphics file formats. * *
BMP file format read and write support. See the BMP File Format topic for details. * *
GIF file format read and write support. See the GIF File Format topic for details. * *
Animated GIF support. See the Loading and Saving Animated GIFs topic for details. * *
JPEG file format read and write support. See the JPEG File Format topic for details. * *
Lossless JPEG transforms support. See the Applying Lossless JPEG Transforms topic for details. * *
JPEG2000 file format read and write support. See the JPEG2000 File Format topic for details. * *
PCX file format read only support. See the PCX File Format topic for details. * *
PDF file format write only support. See the PDF File Format topic for details. *
Support of preview layer extraction from PSD file format. Note: If you need to extract individual layers (raster or text), you should use Introduction to Advanced PSD Add-on. * *
PNG file format read and write support. See the PNG File Format topic for details. * *
SWF file format write only support. See the SWF File Format topic for details. * *
TIFF file format read and write support. See the TIFF File Format topic for details.
    Single page TIFF. * *
    Multiple pages TIFF. Graphics Mill Standard reads the first frame only. *
WBMP file format read and write support. See the WBMP File Format topic for details. * *

Metadata

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
EXIF metadata read and write support in TIFF and JPEG images. See the Loading or Saving EXIF and IPTC Metadata topic for details. * *
IPTC metadata read and write support in TIFF and JPEG images. See the Loading or Saving EXIF and IPTC Metadata topic for details. * *
XMP metadata read and write support in TIFF and JPEG images. See the Loading or Saving XMP Metadata topic for details. * *
Read and write support of Adobe Image Resource Blocks in TIFF and JPEG images. See the Loading and Saving Adobe Image Resource Blocks topic for details. * *

Color Depth and Pixel Formats

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
1, 4, 8 bit indexed (palette) images. * *
8 bit per channel images:
    8 bit per pixel grayscale; * *
    24 bit per pixel RGB; * *
    32 bit per pixel CMYK; *
    16 bit per pixel grayscale with alpha; * *
    32 bit per pixel ARGB (RGB + alpha); * *
    40 bit per pixel ACMYK (CMYK + alpha). *
16 bit per channel images:
    16 bit per pixel grayscale; *
    48 bit per pixel RGB; *
    64 bit per pixel CMYK; *
    32 bit per pixel grayscale with alpha; *
    64 bit per pixel ARGB (RGB + alpha); *
    80 bit per pixel ACMYK (CMYK + alpha). *

Color Management

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Loading and saving embedded ICC profiles in files. *
Convertion between color spaces using color management. *
Convertion between color spaces without color management. * *
Extracting color profile information. *
Displaying image on screen using a device profile. *
Possibility to use black point compensation algorithm to preserve image contrast after conversion. *

Imaging Operations

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Geometry transforms (resize, rotate, affine and projective transforms, crop, flip, swirl, wave, waterdrop, cylindrize). * *
Color adjustment (hue/saturation/lightness correction, brightness correction, contrast correction, levels tone correction, curves tone correction, LUT, histogram equalization, channel balance, desaturation). * *
Filters (blur, edge detect, maximum filter, median filter, minimum filter, sharpen, unsharp mask). * *
Artistic effects (waddle, add noise, buttonize, emboss, glow, mosaic, page curl, shadow, solarize, invert, spray, texturize). * *
Red-Eye Removal tool intended to redeem from red-eye effect quickly and easily. Due to sophisticated algorithms it is capable to identify red-eyed pupils on a photo and remove red-eye effect from them. See the Introduction to Red-Eye Removal topic for details. * *

Drawing

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Draw lines, curves (bezier splines, arcs), shapes (rectangles, ellipses, polygons, pies). * *
Use various pens to outline shape (you can specify width, color, style, etc.). * *
Use various brushes to fill shapes (you can change color, specify whether brush hatched and so on). * *
Set affine transformation when some graphics is drawn (rotate, scale, shear). * *
Draw single-line text. * *
Get individual character position in the single-line text. * *
Draw multiline single-style and formatted text. * *
Measure an extent of single-line and multiline text. * *
Retrieve font metrics (ascent, descent, internal and external leading, etc). * *
Draw outlined text. * *

Web Applications

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Web-optimized Viewport Control. The powerful scrollable image viewer web control implements smart AJAX-based load-by-demand scheme when displaying images. * *
Remote scripting mechanism enables you to run server code from JavaScript without roundtrips. * *

Windows Applications

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Image Viewer Control allows zooming and scrolling the displayed image. Also, you can add a rubberband rectangle (e.g. use it to select a portion of the image). * *
Thumbnail List Control allows displaying a collection of items that can be displayed using one of four different views: thumbnails, simple list, details, icons. * *
Printing Control. * *
Multi-layer Image Control allows displaying multi-layered vector objects, zooming and scrolling the displayed image and supports undo and redo of actions. * *

Add-ons

These additional modules enhance the functionality of Graphics Mill for .NET with new features.

Feature Graphics Mill Standard Graphics Mill Pro
Multimedia processing tool, intended to read frames from video files of different types, get video file properties (like dimensions, duration), extract metadata associated with audio and video files (such as ID3 tags, etc). See information about Introduction to Media Processor Add-on. * *
AVI processing tool, designed to enhance the functionality of Graphics Mill for .NET. It includes features which enables you to read AVI files, create new ones, operate with audio tracks, as well as a number of other AVI-related tasks. See information about Introduction to AVI Processor Add-on. * *
PSD processing tool, intended to load PSD file layer by layer and extract both raster and text data. For example, you can use this tool to keep templates in PSD to create personalized graphics, e.g. when building online business card editor or similar application. See information about Introduction to Advanced PSD Add-on. *