Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PHP image manipulation

If you have ever wanted to dynamically create or edit images, GD is a great solution for PHP (and LAMP configurations). I am writing this blog entry mostly because I was amazed at how easy it was to install. I just picked it in easyApache (using WHM) and "tada!" – it works. I can't say that about imagemagick. I've tried and tried to get that bit of software to work (on multiple servers) and it is always a pain. I remember on my first server (hosted by another company) I had requested imagemagick and they even had trouble installing it—the help desk ticket was pretty long by the time it was closed.

Anyway, moral of the story: Go with GD for dynamic image manipulation in PHP.

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