Regardless of what PHP version is running all WordPress hosting accounts on our servers include the image processing libraries that make up ImageMagick.

Imagemagick can be automatically used by WordPress for things like:
  • Resizing/cropping images.
  • Modifying the contents of an image.
  • Image compression.
  • Conversion to different file types.
  • Applying image filters such as adjusting contrast, brightness, colors, etc.

Imagemagick is not quite as fast as the other popular image processing library "GD" however image processing is mostly back end stuff so your website will not be any slower. Plus
Imagemagick produces higher quality looking compressed images so yoru website will look better.

We are big fans of Imagemagick here at and use it for all types of image processing tasks.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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