By using PHP and GD library support we can develop powerful graphics scripts which can handle many types of image manipulation and development. In new version of GD and PHP support we can develop even FLASH images and animations.
Next time you need a graph or draw a pie chart you need not download the data and then develop a graph in your office software. PHP can online display charts and graphs online by taking data from tables.
We have to ensure that the support for all these graphics capabilities are available in our server and if not available then how to add them. We will learn all these along with script development here. First we will start with how to enable GD support in your server.