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Re: Does anybody know what's happened to GD?

by Corion (Pope)
on Oct 06, 2010 at 12:02 UTC ( #863766=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Does anybody know what's happened to GD?

I use Imager and Image::Thumbnail for basic resizing and most image handling. I guess that GD fell by the wayside as it never supported JPG.

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Re^2: Does anybody know what's happened to GD?
by SilasTheMonk (Chaplain) on Oct 06, 2010 at 12:12 UTC
    Since when did it never support JPEG?

      Weird - it seems that it "always" supported JPEG. I was always under the impression that GD only supported GIF, GIF+PNG, PNG and then GIF+PNG again, when the GIF patent expired (disregarding fringe formats such as XBM). From browsing through the versions of Makefile.PL, it seems that JPEG support came (unnoticed) in 1.26 , which is the first to check for -ljpeg.

      So I must have formed my image of GD in 2000, which is about when I started with Perl, and never updated my assumptions...

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