ImageMagick and GD Library
Learn what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is utilized for and why they are so widely common.
If you want to have dynamic images on your website, the web server where you host it needs to have the proper software for this. As opposed to using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images depending on the device a visitor uses or you can even flip and invert images through a script app. All of these things are doable via ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which may be installed on a server and which work with a great number of widespread scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based app that you'd like, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will enable you to work with more than one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are installed on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, therefore regardless of which of our Linux cloud web hosting
you get, both apps shall be available and enabled by default for your new account. They're part of the software environment for your websites regardless of the PHP version that you pick since we offer a number of different releases. Each custom or ready-made script app can use the libraries so as to generate thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. Based on the type of your site, you will also be able to provide a number of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network website and many others.