Difference between AMI building vs DO image build processes

The image (AMI) building process for Amazon seems different from the rest… Any idea what the real differences are for someone looking to automate image building?

I was hoping to build fresh images like one can do for EC2 like this:

How would that be different on DigitalOcean? Installing a distro manually and then imaging it isn’t a nice way I think. I find it strange that DO removed ArchLinux… It shouldn’t be that hard to support, right?

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