Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit – read barcodes from images


The Softek Barcode Reader is a toolkit that allows developers to add barcode detection to their applications. The toolkit takes images (on disk or in memory) as input and returns information about each barcode, including value, type and position. All major linear (1-D) barcodes (such as code 39, code 25 and code 128) and 2-D barcodes (such as DataMatrix, PDF-417 and QR-Code) are supported in the toolkit as standard. Download and try for free with a 30-day evaluation license, which can be requested from The download is a fully functional version of the toolkit and you can access free support during the evaluation period. With over 20 years of development and refinement the SDK is both fast and efficient. Licenses are available to suit all requirements, either per installation or as a distribution license.

demo barcode reader SDK

Key Features

  • Fast detection of 1-D & 2-D barcodes.
  • .Net Barcode Reader SDK
  • API’s for .net, com, ocx, java & windows dll.
  • File formats (on disk or in memory): TIF (single or multi-page), JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP and PDF(optional module).
  • Memory bitmaps: DIB (HBITMAP or HDIB).
  • Support for .Net Core and Docker available. more…
  • All licenses include 12-months support and upgrade cover.
  • Read multiple barcodes.
  • Read barcodes in any direction.
  • Returns number, value, type and position for each barcode.
  • Includes demo application.
  • Supports color and black & white images.
  • Support for multi-threaded applications.
  • 64-bit versions of DLL files.

  • Free 30-day evaluation licenses.
  • Distribution licenses available.
  • Sample projects for Visual Studio, Delphi & Real Studio.
  • Sample barcode images.
  • Image filters to enhance barcode detection.
  • Optimize barcode search area.
  • Tune performance parameters.
  • Regular expression matching.
  • Ability to split documents according to barcode position.

Work with Various Environments

Barcode reader software that reads barcode values from images with an optional PDF upgrade. The barcode reader SDK works with Visual Studio, Delphi, Borland C++ and many other environments. Barcode Reader Software with support for both x86 and x64 versions of Windows using .net, dll, com, ocx, python and java interfaces. The Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit for Windows is an SDK that enables applications to extract barcode information from images. The standard version of the barcode reader software includes support for both 1 and 2-D barcodes and special features include the ability to split documents by barcode position. 

Evaluate with the Softek SDK Demo

If you are evaluating the SDK then the first thing you might wish to do is test out your images with the SoftekSDKDemo application. This is quick and easy with our demo application which displays image files, allows you to alter the settings in the toolkit and displays details of any barcodes found in an image. Since the SDK has image clean up capabilities there are many setting which can be used to improve read rates on otherwise unreliable barcodes.

Detect Barcodes in Images from Cameras

The Windows Barcode Reader SDK is typically used in an application that scans documents containing printed barcodes. The application calls a function in the barcode reader toolkit to extract the barcode value for an image and then uses this value as a key for a database table. The barcode reader SDK can also be used in applications that need to detect barcodes in images from cameras.

Barcode Types: Codabar, Code 128, Code 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, PDF-417, EAN-13, UPC-A, EAN-8, UPC-E, Datamatrix and QR Codes.

Download now and evaluate for free! Evaluation licenses are supplied upon request. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any technical or purchasing questions. We look forward to hearing from you.