[How To] ImageMagick Installation

Here’s a quick how-to for installing ImageMagick ( a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images). Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

Note: All the above steps have been performed on a CentOS 5.5 machine:

cd /root/setup/
wget ftp://ftp.imagemagick.org/pub/ImageMagick/ImageMagick.tar.gz
tar xvzf ImageMagick.tar.gz
cd ImageMagick-6*
./configure –enable-shared –with-modules –without-x && make && make install

Finally, verify the ImageMagick install worked properly, by running: convert -version

# convert -version
Version: ImageMagick 6.5.9-5 2010-02-16 Q16 http://www.imagemagick.org
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2010 ImageMagick Studio LLC

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