Magento 2 Image Processing Settings: Image Adapter

What is the difference between PHP GD2 and ImageMagick? Which one is fast(optimizing website speed) and which one should be recommended?

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I would lean towards ImageMagick as far as image quality goes. It seems to produce considerably sharper/higher-quality images than GD2 (at the expense of larger filesize.)

ImageMagick is also not bound by PHP's memory limit.

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  • Which one you recommended for speed and quality both (balanced)?
    – Saphal Jha
    May 28, 2019 at 9:21

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