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Ondřej Surý 522d1f2 












Pierre Joye b911b7f 




Ondřej Surý f52632d 

Pierre Joye b911b7f 
Ondřej Surý f52632d 

Pierre Joye b911b7f 
Ondřej Surý f52632d 
About
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:date: 2013-04-09
:slug: about
:title: About
:author: Ondřej Surý

What is the GD library?
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GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images
by programmers. GD is written in C, and "wrappers" are available for
Perl, PHP and other languages. GD creates PNG, JPEG, GIF, WebP, XPM, BMP
images, among other formats. GD is commonly used to generate charts, 
graphics, thumbnails, and most anything else, on the fly. While not 
restricted to use on the web, the most common applications of GD involve
website development.

The library was originally developped by `Thomas Boutell`_ and is now
maintained by `Pierre Joye`_ under the umbrella of `PHP.net`_.

.. _Thomas Boutell: http://www.boutell.com/
.. _Pierre Joye: http://blog.thepimp.net/
.. _PHP.net: http://php.net/