Image Editors - using Imagick over GD

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What are Imagick and GD?

Imagick and GD are popular Image optimization libraries in PHP applications.

Are both Imagick and GD available?

All Pagely servers come with both GD and Imagick modules available. However, the WordPress core media.php file defaults to GD as it's image editor of choice

What if I want to use Imagick?

Since it's statically defined in the WordPress core file, modifying the image editor must be done using an add_filter step inside of each WordPress application at Pagely. We suggest installing the "Force use of ImageMagick image library (mhm-forceimagemagick)" plugin on each site you wish to have use the Imagick module. The plugin sets WP_Image_Editor_Imagick as the one and only option.

NOTE: Pagely's policy is to provide a 'vanilla' WordPress core. We do not modify any code that is distributed as part of the default software. We recommend using the facilities provided in WordPress to modify the application's behavior as needed.

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