ImageMagick and GD are 2 of the most popular graphic software libraries available on the market. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a site doable, so they need to be available on a web server if you host your sites on it and you want to have something different than static images with fixed dimensions. If ImageMagick and GD are installed, you'll be able to edit any image in many different ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, etcetera. Needless to say, these modifications are doable if the script application which you use on your website permits you to perform such things. The 2 libraries could be used with different programming languages - PHP, Python, Perl, and so on., and support more than one 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 Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated by default on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them whatever the Linux hosting that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to set up interactive sites without having to worry about any technical restrictions 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 in case you own a social network or a similar site that engages your visitors in some way, you are able to provide them with a variety of editing options for the pictures which they upload. Also, you can convert text to images, that gives you a number of opportunities regarding what content you are able to offer on the website.