Raster-XChange SDK

Raster-XChange SDK

Provides developers with a comprehensive set of virtual print drivers that developers can use to generate raster image files from their software applications.

Current version: 1.10.57

Raster-XChange SDK Local Version
Raster-XChange SDK Network/Server Version

Available as a locally installed device - or shared Network printer.

Raster-XChange SDK provides Developers with a comprehensive set of 32/64 bit Virtual Print Drivers to generate Raster image files from their software applications using our best selling XChange print drivers for all Win32/64 bit Operating systems for Windows 2000 and later. When using these drivers you can be sure that the files you generate offer the most highly compressed/optimized Image files available from any general virtual driver - smaller size files generated quickly and efficiently.

Includes Demo applications for C++/MFC++/VB/VB.NET/C# etc and accompanying Documentation.

Raster-XChange SDK (Local Edition)

Raster-XChange SDK (Local) offers developers to integrate the ability to output any document or file that can be printed through a Windows application to any of the supported image formats - i.e. save your MS Office, PDF, AutoCAD files etc to an image file - just click and print to TIFF a file for example, using the Raster-XChange printer!

Raster-XChange SDK (Server Edition)

Raster-XChange SDK (Server) offers the same functionality as the 'Local' version - however may be installed locally or as a shared 'Server' device without any installation required on any client PC - simply attached to the shared printer on the server.

Raster-XChange SDK offers the following features:

  • Works as a Printer Driver and may be used by any Windows program that generates printed output.

  • Supports both 32-bit (W2K/XP) and 64-bit Windows (XP64/Vista).

  • May be installed as a Local or Server Printer.

  • May be used either as a stand-alone printer or tied to a developer's specific applications.

  • Supports both Standard Paper Sizes and also Custom Form sizes.

  • Supports Macro File Naming for generating image file names at run time.

  • Supports Post-Generation application support for handling the image file after creation.

  • Supports sending generated image files by Email. The file can be sent "raw" or automatically archived in a ZIP file.

  • Supports creation of Job Profiles that automatically set all parameters for standard, repeatable jobs. Profiles may be exported as RXP files and imported by other users so all may share the same Job Profiles.

  • Output Mono, Grayscale or full Colour - as required.

  • Supports output to the following standard image types:

    BMP - Windows Bitmap
    PNG - Portable Network Graphics
    GIF - Compuserve Graphics Interchange Format
    PBM - Portable Bitmap
    PGM - Portable Graymap
    PPM - Portable Pixel Map
    JBIG2 - Joint Bi-level Imaging Group 2
    JPEG - Joint Photographic Expert Group
    JPEG2000 - JPEG 2000
    JNG - JPEG Network Graphics
    PCX - PC Paintbrush File Format
    DCX - Multipage PCX
    TGA - Truevision Targa
    TIFF - Tag Image File Format
    WBMP - Wireless Mono Bitmap

Raster-XChange SDK supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows XP** and later.

Version 1: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.

* Note: Though many users have virtualized some of our component products such as the PDF-XChange Viewer and PDF-Tools application using XenApp, we do not support this at this time. Particularly the printer drivers are not designed to work in a virtualized environment.

** Limitations to product support for Windows XP

To experience the best performance of our products on all Windows operating systems, the onus is on users to ensure that they have all the latest available Microsoft Windows Service Packs & Updates installed.

Demo Limits

Evaluation versions of our SDK software are fully functional, allowing the testing and full utilization of all SDK features, Developers need to be aware that any test documents will have a demo watermark placed on every page of any PDF created or modified with the evaluation versions

We recommend which ever option you decide is best suited for your needs - that you use the evaluation SDK's to the maximum prior to purchase to ensure satisfaction and only purchase when ready to recompile you completed application ready for distribution to your clients - with your license strings, to remove the demo watermarks restrictions

As we do not offer refunds after issuing licensing info.


The Raster-XChange SDK is available on a Royalty Free distribution basis (for the Run Time Driver) to software developers to build in raster image file creation into their software applications provided only that they are for end user use (not as part of a tool for software developers) and may not be redistributed in a standalone sale - but must form part of a package the developer has created and for which TIFF file creation will not be the primary function - but an added value option.

Please see the license contained in the evaluation version download for details.