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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:06 PM #1

I am in the process of recompiling PHP on my server and looking at the option of changing from GD extension to Imagick for image processing. Am i going to run into issues if I do this? Or, better to stick with GD? I noticed there were a number of issues posted with Imagick maybe 1-1/2 years ago.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:13 PM #2

Do you work within the command line or have control panel that you use? We, my wife and I use Cpanel and within WHM we have gone for Imagick. Also running EA4, PHP 7.0, Apache and Engintron Nginx, MariaDB.
Looking at your config I think you use Cpanel as well.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:54 AM #3

I am in the process of recompiling PHP on my server and looking at the option of changing from GD extension to Imagick for image processing.


We recommend using Imagick over GD. It offers better performance and stability (especially if thumbnails need to be generated from large images) and a better quality of processed images. As for the problems you mentioned, are you referring to security issues? If so, please check this part of our docs, it may help.

 
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:08 PM #4

Yes, I use CPanel on my servers... I am mostly interested in the stability first and then the other advantages over GD. I will carefully read CS-Cart's documents pertaining to security. Thank you very much for your responses :)



 
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:18 AM #5

The main advantage I guess is that images simply look better (more vibrant) with imagick. 


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