The captcha.php library is very user-friendly and extremely easy to integrate into existing forms, because of its simple API. It nevertheless sports many configuration options, like multiple image modes and accessible alternative text riddles. It also has "AJAX" super cow powers and many sensible defaults to frustrate users less than other implementations. It prevents spambot access well, even with its relaxed defaults.
RainCaptcha is a CAPTCHA class that does not require any image processing extensions (GD, ImageMagick, etc). CAPTCHA was developed to be readable by humans and resistant to OCR software. It generates black-and-white images with 5 distorted letters on them and noise. Its checking algorithm is case-insensitive.