Gd: graphics library for fast image creation
gd is a graphics library. It allows your code to quickly draw images complete with lines, arcs, text, multiple colors, cut and paste from other images, and flood fills, and write out the result as a PNG or JPEG file. This is particularly useful in World Wide Web applications, where PNG and JPEG are two of the formats accepted for inline images by most browsers.
gd is not a paint program. If you are looking for a paint program, you are looking in the wrong place. If you are not a programmer, you are looking in the wrong place, unless you are installing a required library in order to run an application.
gd does not provide for every possible desirable graphics operation. It is not necessary or desirable for gd to become a kitchen-sink graphics package, but version 2.0 does include most frequently requested features, including both truecolor and palette images, resampling (smooth resizing of truecolor images) and so forth.
If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.
|• Complete package, except sources||Setup||26 August 2005|
|• Sources||Setup||26 August 2005|
|• Binaries||Zip||26 August 2005|
|• Dependencies||Zip||26 August 2005|
|• Developer files||Zip||26 August 2005|
|• Documentation||Zip||26 August 2005|
|• Sources||Zip||26 August 2005|
You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.
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General Installation Instructions