ImageMagick and GD Library
Learn more about ImageMagick and GD Library to find out why they're currently present on almost every web server.
If you would want to have dynamic images on your website, the server in which you host it must have the appropriate software for this. As an alternative to using static images with a fixed size, you can have thumbnails and automatically resized images dependant upon the device a site visitor uses or you could even flip and invert images through a script application. All of these things are possible with ImageMagick and GD library - two pieces of software which may be installed on a hosting server and which work with a large amount of widespread scripting languages including: Perl, Python and PHP. In this way, you could use images with any web-based app that you'd like, regardless what language it was created with - a custom-made Perl script or a PHP one. The 2 libraries shall allow you to work with over one hundred different image formats like GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and so on.
ImageMagick and GD Library in Shared Hosting
Both ImageMagick and GD Library are present and activated as standard on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, so your scripts can use them regardless of the Linux shared hosting that you select when you register. This will help you build interactive sites without worrying about any sort of technical limitations on our end. In case you have a portfolio website, for instance, 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 will be able to provide them with a number of editing options for the images which they upload. In addition, you can convert text to pictures, that provides you with various opportunities regarding what content you are able to offer on the website.