How To Install ImageMagick on CentOS 8

Install ImageMagick on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ImageMagick on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, ImageMagick is a free open source simple software suite for any kind of image manipulation that is used for creating, editing, converting, displaying image files. ImageMagick is typically used from the command line. Also, we can use it from any programming language by using its interface like Magick.NET (.Net), IMagick (PHP), PerlMagick (Perl), etc.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of ImageMagick on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install ImageMagick on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing ImageMagick on CentOS 8.

To install GraphicsMagick on CentOS 8, run the following command:

sudo dnf install ImageMagick ImageMagick-devel

Step 3. Installing ImageMagick PHP Extension.

Now we install PHP, PHP development, and PHP Pear, which helps to install and manage PHP extensions:

sudo dnf install php php-devel php-pear make

Next, install PHP Imagick with pecl command:

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

You need to reload the apache service to enable PHP extension using the following command:

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ImageMagick. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing ImageMagick on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official ImageMagick website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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