ImageMagick and GD Library
What is ImageMagick suitable for? What exactly is the GD Library? What is the reason for their global popularity?
If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the machine in which you host it needs to have the appropriate software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you may have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a site visitor uses or you may even flip and invert images via a script application. All these things are feasible with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software that could be set up on a server and which work with a lot of widespread scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you can use images with any web-based app you want, no matter what language it was designed with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries will allow you to work with more than one hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Web Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are accessible and activated as standard on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, so your scripts can use them whatever the Linux cloud web hosting package that you select when you sign up. This will allow you to build multimedia websites without worrying about any sort of technical restrictions on our end. In case you have a portfolio website, for example, you can have dynamically generated thumbnails of the pictures which show your work, while in case you have a social network or a similar website which engages the guests in some way, you can provide them with a variety of editing solutions for the pictures that they upload. In addition, you can convert text to images, which gives you a number of opportunities regarding what content you can offer on the website.