Coyote23, all right, the way the MOD is distributed is different. If you are used to the traditional way of handling the MODs, just read the install.mod file in the contrib directory. (Or for a smarter way of handling this, alternatively open the install.xml file in your browser - the information there is the same.) All installation is then only editting one line in profile.php and copying a few new files from root/includes directory to your host.
I did not care about the GD extension. I knew I could not do much about it
And it worked, so it was probably there on the host.