Server Administration & Management

How to Install ImageMagick on cPanel

ImageMagick is a free software suite for the creation, modification and display of bitmap images. ImageMagick can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.

The features are used from programs written in the programming languages Perl, C, C++, Python, PHP, Ruby or Java, for which ready-made ImageMagick interfaces (PerlMagick,Magick++, PythonMagick, MagickWand for PHP, RubyMagick, and JMagick) are available.This makes it possible to modify or create images automatically and dynamically. ImageMagick supports many image formats (over 90 major formats) including popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, and GIF.

Here are some features of Imagemagick :

· Convert an image from one format to another (e.g. TIFF to JPEG)
· Resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or ali special effects to an image
· Create a montage of image thumbnails
· Create a transparent image suitable for use on the Web
· Turn a group of image into a GIF animation sequence
· Create a composite image by combining several separate image
· Draw shapes or text on an image
· Decorate an image with a border or frame
· Describe the format and characteristics of an image

Installation of ImageMagick


If you are running cPanel, you can use the next command to check if ImageMagick is running :-

# /scripts/checkimagemagick

If you want to install ImageMagick on cPanel you can use following script :-

# /scripts/installimagemagick


1. Log into your server as root

2. Create a new directory as below

# mkdir /home/cpimins

# cd /home/cpimins

# wget http://layer1.cpanel.net/magick.tar.gz

# tar zxvf magick.tar.gz

# cd magick

# /scripts/installrpm ImageMagick

# /scripts/installrpm ImageMagick-devel

# sh ./install

February 13, 2011 - Posted by | cPanel | , ,


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    Comment by Ethyl Wreath | June 15, 2011 | Reply

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