The website programmer's dynamic graphics generation tool
Logo by David Ross Design
What is the GD library? GD is an open source code library for the
dynamic creation of images by programmers. GD is written in C, and "wrappers" are
available for Perl, PHP and other languages. GD creates PNG, JPEG and GIF
images, among other formats. GD is commonly used to generate charts,
graphics, thumbnails, and most anything else, on the fly. While not
restricted to use on the web, the most common applications of GD
involve website development.
You probably do not need to download gd
If you are anything other than C programmer gd is probably included
with your system or available with a single package manager command.
If you're compiling stuff, you're doin' it wrong. See the
for more information and please
stop compiling things from source code if you don't need to.
GD has moved... and right now the site is down
The GD library has moved to
, but as of this
writing that site is down. However you can obtain the latest gd source code,
or that of any version, via the
gd-libgd project on bitbucket.org
where the source code repository lives. I will update
this page when I receive notice that libgd.org is back up.