ImageMagick and GD are two of the most frequently used graphic software libraries on the market. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on an internet site possible, so they should be available on a server if you host your internet sites on it and you would like to have something different than static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are installed, you will be able to edit any image in many ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, and so on. However, these changes are doable if the script application that you employ on your internet site permits you to perform such things. The 2 libraries can easily be used with a lot of web development languages - PHP, Python, Perl, and so forth., and support more than a hundred frequently used image formats which you'll be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated as standard on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux cloud web hosting service that you select when you register. This will allow you to set up interactive sites without having to worry about any tech limitations on our end. If you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures that show your work, while if you've got a social network or a similar website which engages your guests in some way, you will be able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the photos they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, that gives you various opportunities as to what content you will be able to offer on the site.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to execute any script application which requires GD Library or ImageMagick to create graphs or use images, since both are set up and activated as standard on the cloud website hosting platform where all semi-dedicated server accounts are created. In case you switch the PHP version for your account, you will not need to do anything in order to re-enable these libraries as they'll be available all the time. In this way, you have lots of options in respect to what attributes both you and your website visitors can use, regardless if you write the site code yourself, you employ one of our pre-installed script apps or you download and install some application that you have discovered on the web. You will be able to use all widespread formats for the photos that you upload.