I have installed the XAMPP.zip, and I am trying to enable the GD grapics.
I read the PHP documentation which says:
Note: Since PHP 4.3 there is a bundled version of the GD lib. This bundled version has some additional features like alpha blending, and should be used in preference to the external library since its codebase is better maintained and more stable.
To enable GD-support configure PHP --with-gd[=DIR], where DIR is the GD base install directory. To use the recommended bundled version of the GD library (which was first bundled in PHP 4.3.0), use the configure option --with-gd. GD library requires libpng™ and libjpeg™ to compile.
I also found this (somewhere in my quest):
If PHP is already working, you may now activate the GD by doing the following:
1. Uncomment the - extension_dir="". Then you should point it to where the extensions folder is located. Extensions folder is extracted from PHP zip file you downloaded.
Example: extension_dir = C:/PHP/extensions
2. Uncomment the following by removing the semicolon -
I did these 2 steps, restarted apache and mysql, and ran one of the contributed test php scripts to see if GD is supported, and it says "The GD extension isn't loaded"
It is starting to look like I need to download PHP and run the
Any other suggestions?