ImageMagick and GD are software libraries which should be present on a server for images to appear on a certain site. They enable you to perform various tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, etcetera. These things can easily 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 show up on the website or for the image to be resized automatically depending on the device and resolution that the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with various web programming languages such as PHP, Perl and Python, so you do not need to stick to a single language to develop your website. They work with more than a hundred formats, including the most popular ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Website Hosting
ImageMagick and GD Library are set up on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of which of our website hosting plans you acquire, both applications shall be available and activated as standard for your new account. They will be part of the software environment for your sites irrespective of the PHP version that you choose since we provide several different versions. Any custom or ready-made script app will be able to use the libraries to create thumbnails of your images or graphs from plain text. According to the type of your site, you will also be able to provide a lot of options for your visitors - interactive galleries, live image editing software on a social network site and so on.