Imaging for Windows

Imaging for Windows release 4.0

Transform your paper documents into digital image files with Imaging for Windows 4.0

Imaging for Windows software

Imaging for Windows® is an intuitive, easy-to-use image viewing application that enables users to scan, edit, annotate, and store paper-based documents. Using Imaging for Windows®, users can convert paper documents into electronic formats, moving paper from the desktop into computers and storage devices. Users can view, edit, email, upload and download image documents to and from the Internet. 

As one of the most widely distributed applications worldwide, Imaging for Windows® is a one-size-fits-all solution. It is ideal for any size organisation ready to replace its manual, paper-based environment with a desktop imaging solution. With Imaging for Windows®, users get an advanced system that makes document scanning, storage and retrieval more efficient, secure, and cost effective.

Furthermore, users who are familiar with Imaging for Windows® from an earlier version of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system will be pleased to know that they can now purchase the 4.0 version with its familiar capabilities to use with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows® XP environments.

Imaging for Windows® also includes Flow, a tool that can be used to automate repetitive desktop processes. The Flow application provides a number of sample Flow files that can be used to automate the process of scanning, enhancing, converting, routing, and storing documents and faxes with a single mouse click. For more sophisticated tasks, such as organizing and distributing information based on document content, custom Flow files can be easily created by simply pointing and clicking.

Compatible with Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista® and Windows® XP, Imaging for Windows 4.0 introduces a range of new features that enable greater efficiency and productivity, most notably the ability to view and print PDF files and a new Multiple Document Interface (MDI) within the application viewer that lets you display multiple documents at the same time, with each document displayed in its own window. This enables you to work on different document types using a common viewing platform. For example, you can view both a TIFF image from a scanning application and a PDF document on the same screen at the same time. 

Imaging for Windows®  scans paper documents into electronic documents that you can view, edit, OCR, distribute and manage on networks, intranets, and the Internet. Imaging for Windows is the upgrade to the industry-standard document imaging software included in Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, Windows NT and Windows 2000 and is suitable for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.. 

Global 360 Imaging for Windows replaces, and is compatible with, the Wang Imaging for Windows (wangimg.exe) included in Windows 95 and NT and the Kodak Imaging for Windows (kodakimg.exe) and Imaging Preview (kodakprv.exe) in Microsoft Windows 98 and 2000 (sometimes known as Microsoft Windows Imaging).

Imaging for Windows software eliminates the manual entry and re-entry, printing, photocopying, and distribution of paper-based documents common to much day-to-day work. Desktop scanning and the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software included in Imaging for Windows replace manual entry; and replaces endless photocopying and distribution of documents. Imaging annotation does away with paper memos and stick on notes. Imaging for Windows views TIF and other image formats.

Global 360 Imaging for Windows was formerly known as Kodak or Wang Imaging for Windows or Imaging Professional.

Key Features of Imaging for Windows

With Imaging for Windows, users can:

  • Capture images (as TIFF files) using any TWAIN-compliant scanners to Imaging. (Windows compatible scanners are required). Scanner manufacturers include Fujitsu, Kodak and Canon. 
  • View or Edit images. 
  • Enhance scanned documents and images automatically using a variety of tools, including straighten and align page, de-speckle, and cropping. 
  • Add Annotation to scanned documents and faxes using the colour highlighter, rubber stamps, lines, text blocks, redacting, and sticky notes. 
  • Display and manage images using thumbnails
  • OCR images using the built-in Optical Character Recognition engine. 
  • Use Flow to automate the capture, processing, and delivery of images with the click of a mouse. 
  • Use the new User Input Driver in Flow for image-assisted data entry and batch indexing and tagging of documents and images. 
  • Purchase the separate ActiveX toolkit (Imaging for Windows 4.0 Developer Resources Kit) to develop image-enabled applications.  
  • The ImgEdit, ImgAdmin, ImgThumb, ImgScan and ImgOCR ActiveX controls (compatible with the Kodak/Wang controls) and the new ImgPDF control are available to allow you to add Imaging for Windows functionality to your software. 

Use Imaging for Windows “out of the box” to improve productivity for individuals, work groups, and entire organisations, or leverage its powerful ActiveX controls (requires an additional 'Developer Resources' licence to enable the ActiveX controls) to create robust custom applications with embedded imaging capabilities. G360 Imaging for Windows ActiveX controls allow developers to add imaging capabilities to software that supports ActiveX, including the Visual C++ and Visual Basic (VB6) programming languages.

Global 360 Imaging for Windows is an enhanced version of the Imaging application that was included in Microsoft Windows prior to Windows XP. 

For Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista users seeking the familiar Kodak Imaging for Windows capabilities and for developers who have used the ActiveX (OCX) controls to integrate imaging functionality within applications, Imaging for Windows is for you. Imaging for Windows makes it easy for you to find, print, photocopy, and distribute paper-based documents. The desktop scanning feature replaces manual data entry; the annotation feature does away with paper memos and stick-on notes and replaces endless photocopying and distribution.

Download the Imaging for Windows 4 Getting Started Guide

Imaging for Windows Pricing

Note that one licence is required for each PC that Imaging for Windows is installed on.
 The licence is registered to the individual PC and will only work on that PC.
Licence packs do not include the software, they are a licence to install software from a download.
Prices are in UK pounds Sterling and do not include tax. Please contact us for pricing for more than 100 user licences.
Developers should note that the ActiveX controls in Imaging for Windows 4.0 are not enabled until you buy a Imaging Developer Resources Kit.

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1 User

Imaging for Windows License Pack - 1 User

(1 x single user licence)

£ 144GBP


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10 Users

Imaging for Windows License Pack - 10 User

(10 user licences)

£ 1,440GBP


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Imaging for Windows License Pack - 50 User

(50 user licences)

£ 6,192GBP


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Imaging for Windows License Pack - 100 User

(100 user licences)

£ 11,950GBP 


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Imaging for Windows release 4.0 Evaluation

A 14 day downloadable evaluation of Imaging for Windows 4.0 is available. Note that you cannot extend the trial period.
Save the downloaded file into a temporary folder, then run 'imaging40.exe' (by double-clicking it) to unzip the contents, and then run 'Setup.exe' to install.
Note Imaging for Windows 4.0 will overwrite earlier versions of Imaging for Windows.
Imaging for Windows is suitable for use with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Service Pack

Download Hotfix for Imaging for Windows - hotfixes (service packs) for release 4.0 of Imaging for Windows. 

For installation instructions, please find the appropriate ReadMe file included with the hotfix.

Imaging for Windows Developer Resources

The Imaging for Windows Developer Resources is a separately packaged and licensed offering that enables organisations to leverage powerful, highly-developed ActiveX controls to create robust custom applications with integrated imaging capabilities.

The Imaging for Windows ActiveX controls enable software developers to add imaging capabilities to custom applications and programs that support ActiveX, including the VB6 programming language.

The following controls are included with the Imaging for Windows Developer Resources offering: 

  • Image Edit Control (ImgEdit.ocx) – Displays, annotates, manipulates, and manages image files. 
  • Image Annotation Tool Button Control (included with ImgEdit.ocx) – Adds text and graphical annotations to displayed image files. 
  • Image Scan Control (ImgScan.ocx) – Scans paper documents via TWAIN-compatible scanners. 
  • Image Thumbnail Control (ImgThumb.ocx) – Displays thumbnail views of images contained in an image file. 
  • Image OCR Control (ImgOcr.ocx) – Converts image files to formatted, editable text. 
  • Image PDF Control (ImgPdf.ocx) – Adds PDF display and print functions to applications
  • Image Administration Control (ImgAdmin.ocx) – Administers image files, provides common dialog boxes for image operations, and manipulates pages within an image file. 

The "Imaging for Windows 4.0 Developer Resources Kit" can either enable the ActiveX controls supplied with the "Imaging for Windows 4.0" end-user application, or can enable the ActiveX controls only product "Imaging for Windows 4.0 Developer Resources licence pack". In either case, one licence per PC is required. Typically only one Developer Resources Kit is required per organisation.