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  • Installation


    To enable GD-support configure PHP –with-gd[=DIR] , where DIR is the GD
    base install directory. To use the recommended bundled version of
    the GD library, use the configure option –with-gd . GD library requires
    libpng and libjpeg to compile.

    In Windows, you’ll include the GD2 DLL php_gd2.dll as an extension in php.ini.

    Enhance the capabilities of GD to handle more image
    formats by specifying the –with-XXXX configure switch to
    your PHP configure line.

    Supported image formats
    Image Format Configure Switch
    jpeg To enable support for jpeg add –with-jpeg-dir=DIR . Jpeg 6b, 7 or 8
    are supported.
    png To enable support for png add –with-png-dir=DIR . Note, libpng
    requires the zlib
    , therefore add –with-zlib-dir[=DIR] to your configure
    xpm To enable support for xpm add –with-xpm-dir=DIR . If configure is
    not able to find the required libraries, you may add the path to
    your X11 libraries.
    webp To enable support for webp add –with-vpx-dir=DIR . Available as of
    PHP 5.4.0. As of PHP 7.0.0 –with-webp-dir=DIR has to be added,
    i.e. support for libvpx has been removed in favor of libwebp.

    Note: When
    compiling PHP with libpng, you must use the same version that was
    linked with the GD library.

    Enhance the capabilities of GD to deal with
    different fonts by specifying the –with-XXXX configure
    switch to your PHP configure line.

    Supported font libraries
    Font library Configure Switch
    FreeType 2 To enable support for FreeType 2 add –with-freetype-dir=DIR . As of PHP
    7.4.0 use –with-freetype
    instead, which relies on pkg-config.
    T1lib To enable support for T1lib (Postscript Type 1 fonts) add
    (Removed as of PHP 7.0.0).
    Native TrueType string function To enable support for native TrueType string function add
    –enable-gd-native-ttf .
    (Effectless as of PHP 5.5.0; removed as of PHP 7.2.0.)