ImageMagick and GD are two of the most widely used graphic software libraries available. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on an internet site feasible, so they need to be installed on a web server if you host your websites on it and you would want to have something different from static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are installed, you will be able to edit any image in many different ways - generate thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etc. Of course, these tweaks are possible if the script application that you employ on your website enables you to carry out such things. The two libraries can be used with various web development languages - PHP, Python, Perl, etc., and support over 100 popular image formats that you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and more.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library can be found and activated by default on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them regardless of the Linux web hosting package that you select when you join us. This will allow you to set up interactive sites without worrying about any sort of tech limitations on our end. If you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images that show your work, while if you've got a social network or a similar website which engages your guests in some way, you'll be able to offer them various editing solutions for the photos that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which gives you many different opportunities with regards to what content you are able to offer on your website.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can run any script app which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to generate charts or work with images, as both are set up and activated as standard on the cloud website hosting platform where all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you upgrade the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries because they shall be available all of the time. This way, you'll have loads of alternatives in respect to what functions both you and your site visitors can use, regardless if you write the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script applications or you download and set up some app that you have discovered online. You're able to use all of the widespread formats for the pictures which you upload.