ImageMagick and GD Library
What's ImageMagick intended for? What precisely is the GD Library? What lies behind their global popularity?
ImageMagick and GD are software libraries that need to be present on a server to enable images to show up on a given website. They allow you to execute different tasks with the images - create, flip, resize, change colors, and so on. These things can certainly be done online and in real time, so if you include 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 the visitor is using. Both ImageMagick and GD can be used with lots of web programming languages such as PHP, Perl and Python, so you don't need to stick to just one language to build your site. They work with over a hundred formats, including the most widespread ones - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux shared website hosting package that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to set up interactive sites without having to worry about any kind of tech restrictions on our end. If you have a portfolio site, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while if you have a social network or a similar website which engages your guests in some way, you're able to offer them a number of editing solutions for the pictures that they upload. You can also convert text to pictures, which gives you a number of opportunities regarding what content you will be able to offer on the site.