How to Install ImageMagick on Rocky Linux 8

Install ImageMagick on Rocky Linux 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install ImageMagick on Rocky Linux. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

ImageMagick is a free, open-source application installed as a binary distribution or as a source code. ImageMagick can create, edit, compose or convert digital images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, GIF, WebP, HEIC, SVG, PDF, DPX, EXR, and TIFF. Apart from providing a graphical interface for working with images, it also provides commands to resize an image, blur, crop, draw on, flip, join, re-sample, and much more.

Install ImageMagick on Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Rocky Linux server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools
sudo dnf install make automake cmake gcc libtool-ltdl-devel

Step 2. Install ImageMagick on the Rocky Linux system.

  • Install ImageMagick from the official source.

Now we clone the ImageMagick installer from GitHub:

sudo git clone /usr/local/src/ImageMagick
cd /usr/local/src/ImageMagick

Next, compile the installer using the following command:

sudo ./configure
sudo ./configure --with-modules
sudo make
sudo make -j 6
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig /usr/local/lib

verify the installation:

magick --version
  • Install ImageMagick using DNF.

Installing ImageMagick on your Rocky Linux system is straightforward, Now install ImageMagick using the following command below:

sudo dnf install ImageMagick ImageMagick-devel

Verify the install by checking the build and version:

convert --version

That’s all you need to do to install ImageMagick on Rocky Linux 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on ImageMagick open-source software suite for creating, editing, converting, and modifying bitmap images, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.