ImageMagick and GD Library
Uncover what ImageMagick is and what the GD Library is utilized for and why they're so popular.
If you want to have dynamic images on your site, the server where you host it should have the suitable software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images based on the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images using a script app. All of these things are doable through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be set up on a server and that work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages like: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based application that you'd like, irrespective of the language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with over one hundred different image formats such as GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so forth.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and enabled as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the web hosting
that you select when you join us. This will help you set up interactive sites without worrying about any kind of tech limitations on our end. In case you own a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while in case you own a social network or a similar website which engages your visitors in some way, you can offer them various editing solutions for the images that they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, that will give you many different opportunities with regards to what content you will be able to offer on the website.