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How to install Imagemagick and imagick PHP extension

This is a quick guide on how to install both the imagick PHP extension as well as the application via SSH.

What is Imagemagick?

ImageMagick is a free and open-source cross-platform software suite for displaying, creating, converting, modifying, and editing raster images. Created in 1987 by John Cristy, it can read and write over 200 image file formats. It and its components are widely used in open-source applications.

What is Imagick?

Imagick is a native php extension to create and modify images using the ImageMagick API.
The name causes some confusion as people think that ImageMagick and Imagick are the same thing. You can use ImageMagick without Imagick but you need both Imagick and ImageMagick installed to run it.

1. Installing imagemagick:

yum -y install ImageMagick-devel ImageMagick-c++-devel ImageMagick-perl

2. Installing the imagemagick PHP extensions for all installed PHP versions.

for phpver in $(whmapi1 php_get_installed_versions|grep -oE ‘\bea-php.*’) ; do
printf “\autodetect” | /opt/cpanel/$phpver/root/usr/bin/pecl install imagick
echo ‘extension=imagick.so’ >> /opt/cpanel/$phpver/root/etc/php.d/imagick.ini

3.  Test to make sure imagemagick is installed:

/usr/bin/convert –version

4. Test to make sure the PHP extensions loaded:

for phpver in $(whmapi1 php_get_installed_versions|grep -oE ‘\bea-php.*’) ; do
echo “PHP $phpver” ; /opt/cpanel/$phpver/root/usr/bin/php -m |grep imagick

Output should be:

PHP 54
PHP 55
PHP 56
PHP 70
PHP 71
PHP 72
PHP 73
PHP 74
PHP 80

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