Install ImageMagick to Replace PHP's GD Image Library

ImageMagick is an image processing tool for PHP, and Drupal's Image toolkit can use it. ImageMagick is more resource-efficient than PHP's often built-in GD libraries. ImageMagick is also a solution to those who have PHP not compiled with the correct GD libraries.

Drupal can work with ImageMagick in several way, i.e. the Image module and the Im_raw action module for ImageCache.

Advantages

  • Better server resource usage
  • Better quality images

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