ImageMagick and GD Library
Learn what ImageMagick is and just what the GD Library is used for and why they are so widely common.
If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the server where you host it needs to have the proper software for that. Rather than using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images in accordance with the device a website visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script app. All these things are possible through ImageMagick and GD library - 2 pieces of software which could be set up on a server and that work with a wide range of widely used scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. This way, you can use images with any web-based application you want, no matter what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The two libraries will enable you to work with more than one hundred different image formats including GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, etcetera.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Cloud Website Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are available and enabled as standard on our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform, which means that your scripts will be able to use them irrespective of the Linux cloud website hosting that you select when you register. This will allow you to set up interactive websites without having to worry about any sort of tech restrictions on our end. When you own a portfolio site, 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 that engages your guests in some way, you can provide them with various editing solutions for the pictures which they upload. Also, you can convert text to pictures, that will give you lots of opportunities as to what content you'll be able to offer on your site.