ImageMagick and GD Library
What's ImageMagick used for? What exactly is the GD Library? What lies behind their global popularity?
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a web server to enable images to appear on a particular internet site. They enable you to carry out a variety of tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things could be done online and in real time, so if you add a static image, for instance, the libraries make it possible for a thumbnail to appear on the internet site or for the image to be resized automatically depending on the device and resolution the website visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD may be used with various web programming languages like PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not have to stick to one particular language to create your website. They work with over one hundred formats, which includes the most frequently used ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated by default on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts can use them irrespective of the Linux hosting package that you select when you register. This will allow you to build interactive websites without having to worry about any technical restrictions on our end. If you own a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while in case you've got a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you are able to offer them various editing options for the photographs that they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, that gives you quite a lot of opportunities with regards to what content you are able to offer on your website.