Install ImageMagick on CentOS 7

by HELO Store
ImageMagick® is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, JPEG-2000, GIF, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP, Postscript, PDF, and SVG. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

ImageMagick can be installed from a repository or from the source code. This installation guide describe only the first option - installing from a repository. This is usually the easy option.

Installing ImageMagick from Remi's repository

Firstly, you should install the EPEL repository, if you haven't done that already.

sudo rpm -Uvh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

Secondly, install Remi's repository.

sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-7.rpm

By default, Remi's repository is disabled. So, to use it in our next commands, we'll make use of the --enablerepo argument to enable the repository.

Next, let's install ImageMagick's dependencies. Note that this may take a while.

sudo yum install -y gcc php-devel php-pear

And now, we're going to install ImageMagick from Remi's repository.

sudo yum install --enablerepo=remi -y ImageMagick ImageMagick-devel

Finally, you can type the following to find out if ImageMagick has been installed:

identify -version

If you see something like this, then you're set!

Version: ImageMagick 6.7.8-9 2014-06-10 Q16 <a href=""></a>
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2012 ImageMagick Studio LLC
Features: OpenMP


  1. The official ImageMagick website.