Solaris Package Archive -- gd 1.8.1

Solaris Package Archive

gd 1.8.1

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What is it (from the web page):
gd 1.8.1 is a graphics library. It allows your code to quickly draw images complete with lines, arcs, text, multiple colors, cut and paste from other images, and flood fills, and write out the result as a PNG or JPEG file. This is particularly useful in World Wide Web applications, where PNG and JPEG are two of the formats accepted for inline images by most browsers. gd is not a paint program.

gd does not provide for every possible desirable graphics operation. It is not necessary or desirable for gd to become a kitchen-sink graphics package, but version 1.8.1 incorporates most of the commonly requested features for an 8-bit 2D package.

The main site for gd is

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Special Issues
As previously mentioned, also install the X11R6.4 package to ensure the required libraries are available.

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