AFP Image Conversion and Viewers

Snowbound Software supports conversion and viewing of IBM’s Image Plus formats including AFP and other MO:DCA documents. AFP files are most commonly used by government agencies, banking, finance and insurance companies to archive standard forms and other records.

What is AFP?

To learn more about AFP, click here to download our eBook, AFP Documents: Oldies But Goodies.

Generated by IBM's ImagePlus document management systems, AFP documents are complex document types belonging to IBM's MO:DCA document family, which also includes IOCA, MMR and PTOCA.

AFP Viewing, Conversion, and Text Extraction

  • Our RasterMaster Imaging SDK (Java or .NET) allows you to build viewing, conversion and over 140 other expert imaging functions into your custom applications that manipulate AFP documents. Two key features are the ability to extract text from AFP files and the ability to convert them to fully-searchable PDFs. This capability significantly streamlines database population efforts and virtually eliminates the potential of data entry errors. Learn more about our AFP conversion SDK
  • Our powerful VirtualViewer document and image web viewer enables you to view, convert, manipulate, combine, annotate, and print AFP files through a standard Web browser. Because VirtualViewer is developed from our robust imaging SDK, it supports all of the file formats offered in our library. With VirtualViewer you have the ability to view multiple document and image formats, including AFP, through a universal viewer instead of separate viewers for AFP, TIFF, PDF, and Word. VirtualViewer is available for Java or .NET. Learn more about our AFP viewer

Customize AFP Fonts For Optimal Display

All of our solutions support Font Maps for AFP* allowing users to modify properties of their fonts including font type, point size, color, and style. Font maps enable companies to standardize how AFP documents display by overriding the internal font objects with custom fonts and styles. Fonts maps , created as simple ASCII files, ensure that documents display correctly and allow administrators to control the look of documents.

*Snowbound only supports IBM-supplied fonts. Any custom font type may not display properly.

 Avoid surprises and delays. Snowbound Software recommends that, as part of your evaluation process, you test your own sample documents against our products. Though we've been in the document business for almost 20 years, modifications to document formats occur from time to time. Often they don't conform to specifications, but you may find it important to work with them. Snowbound, unlike most of our competitors, develops it own technology. If in the rare case you come across a problem or non-conforming document or image, we can often quickly fix it.

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