ImageMagick and GD are two of the most widely used graphic software libraries nowadays. They make the dynamic creation and editing of images and graphs on a website 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 shall be able to edit any image in many ways - create thumbnails, change the colors, flip it, blur it, and so on. However, these tweaks are feasible if the script app that you employ on your website allows you to carry out such things. The 2 libraries could be used with numerous web development languages - PHP, Python, Perl, and so on., and support over 100 popular image formats that you shall be able to work with - PNG, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and many others.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated as standard on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, so your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting package that you select when you join us. This will help you set up multimedia sites without having to worry about any technical limitations on our end. If you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the images which show your work, while if you've got a social network or a similar site that engages the guests in some way, you can offer them various editing options for the images which they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, that provides you with quite a lot of opportunities regarding what content you can offer on your site.