install without Imagemagik?

My web host tells me I would need to migrate to dedicated hosting as opposed to my current shared hosting if I want them to compile Imagemagik, in advance of installing Omeka. I want to know if it's possible to install Omeka without Imagemagik. After all, I can resize images manually. Would it be possible to comment out Omeka's references to Imagemagik?

Omeka can be installed without having Imagemagick installed -- no need to comment anything out.

In theory I _think_ it would work to create your own derivative images for thumbnails. The tricky thing would be lining up the filenames correctly based on the filename that Omeka creates for your uploaded file.