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How to Install ImageMagick on Ubuntu

ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats like GIF, JPEG, PNG, Postscript, and TIFF. We can also 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.

Step 1. Install Required Packages

First we need to install required packages in order to install ImageMagick and IMagick PHP extension

sudo apt-get install php5 php5-common gcc

Step 2. Install ImageMagick

After installing required packages, let’s install ImageMagick using following command. imagemagick package are available under default apt repositories.

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

Step 3. Install ImageMagick PHP Extension

At this point you have successfully installed ImageMagick package on your system. Now are are going to install ImageMagick php extension, So that we can use it through php code.

sudo apt-get install php5-imagick

Restart Apache and Verify

After completing above steps you need to reload apache service to enable php exension using following command

service apache2 reload

Now verify that module is enabled properly.

php -m | grep imagick

You can check the extension is enable or not using phpinfo function in php file.

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