@SevenCubed yes that was a typo on my part. didn't think anybody would notice so I didn't change it. very astute ;)
@Phranque I went into godaddy's CGI Admin and looked in the php modules list and I don't see imagemagick or perlmagick in there at all. I do see GD::Image. just in case I missed it, I did a "magick" search and got 0 results. so I guess until godaddy installs the module there's nothing i can do. Correct?