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How to Install ImageMagick and Php Imagick on Centos 8

Install ImageMagick and PHP Imagick on Centos 8

ImageMagick is free software delivered as a ready-to-run binary distribution or as source code that you may use, copy, modify, and distribute in both open and proprietary applications.ImageMagick utilizes multiple computational threads to increase performance and can read, process, or write mega-, giga-, or tera-pixel image sizes.

Imagick is php extension for creating and modifying images using the ImageMagick API program.

In this article we will show you how to install imagemagick and php extension imagick on centos 8 system.

Step1: Install epel repo

you can install epel repo with following command.

dnf install epel

Also enable PowerTools repo

dnf config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

We hope you are following "How to Install ImageMagick and Php Imagick on Centos 8" step by step carefully. The remaining steps will help you to finish the upgrade process..

Step 2: Install ImageMagick

dnf update
dnf install ImageMagick ImageMagick-devel ImageMagick-perl

you can check version with following command.

convert --version


[root@localhost ~]# convert --version
Version: ImageMagick 6.9.10-86 Q16 x86_64 2020-01-13 https://imagemagick.org

Step 3: Install php Imagick

make sure that you need to install below packages in your system.

dnf install php php-devel php-pear make

Now install php Imagick with pecl.(Pecl is a repository for Php Extensions) as shown below

pecl install imagick

Add php extension to php.ini file 

echo "extension=imagick.so" > /etc/php.d/20-imagick.ini

Next, restart apache service to enable php extension

systemctl restart httpd

you can verify php imagick is installed and avaialble.

php -m | grep imagick


[root@localhost ~]# php -m | grep imagick

you can also check from php info url. 

vi /var/www/html/info.php

Add below to above file.


save and exit the file. Now open your browser and type below url

http://ip_address/info.php and verify Imagick module.


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