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How To Install ImageMagick on Fedora 39

Install ImageMagick on Fedora 39

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ImageMagick on Fedora 39. ImageMagick stands as a powerful suite of tools for image manipulation, essential for graphic design, web development, and various applications. Fedora 39 brings forth the latest advancements, making it imperative to explore the installation methods, with the command line offering a robust approach.

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 the ImageMagick on a Fedora 39.


Before diving into the installation process, let’s ensure that you have everything you need:

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 39.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. Fedora 39 provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
  • You’ll need an active internet connection to download ImageMagick and its dependencies.
  • 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 Fedora 39

Step 1. Before installing ImageMagick, it’s a good practice to update the system’s package list and upgrade the installed packages to their latest versions. Open a terminal and run the following commands:

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing ImageMagick on Fedora 39.

  • Method 1: Install ImageMagick via DNF (Package Manager)

Once the system is up to date, you can install ImageMagick using the DNF package manager. Run the following command in the terminal:

sudo dnf install ImageMagick

After the installation is complete, you can verify that ImageMagick is installed by checking its version. Run the following command:

convert --version
  • Method 2: Compiling from Source

Before building ImageMagick from the source, you need to install the necessary build tools and dependencies. Open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo dnf install gcc make libpng-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel libtiff-devel giflib-devel

Next, you need to download the source code of ImageMagick. You can do this by visiting the official ImageMagick website download page and obtaining the link to the latest source code release. Once you have the link, use wget or your web browser to download the source code to your system.

After downloading the source code, navigate to the directory where the source code is located and extract it. Then, navigate into the extracted directory and run the following commands to compile and install ImageMagick:

sudo make install

Verify the installation:

convert --version

This command should display the version of ImageMagick installed on your system.

Step 3. Utilizing ImageMagick.

Basic Image Conversion

  • Converting Formats

To convert an image from one format to another, use the convert command:

convert input.jpg output.png

This example converts a JPEG image to PNG format. Adjust the file names accordingly.

  • Resizing Images

Resize an image while maintaining its aspect ratio:

convert input.jpg -resize 800x600 output.jpg

This command resizes the image to a width of 800 pixels and a height of 600 pixels.

Image Manipulation

  • Adding Text

Overlay text onto an image using the annotate option:

convert input.jpg -pointsize 24 -fill white -annotate +100+100 'Your Text Here' output.jpg

Adjust the font size, fill color, and position as needed.

  • Applying Filters

Apply artistic filters for creative effects:

convert input.jpg -paint 3 output.jpg

Experiment with different filters like paint, sketch, or charcoal for unique results.

Batch Processing

  • Processing Multiple Images

To apply the same operation to multiple images, use a wildcard:

convert *.jpg -resize 800x600 -quality 80% resized/%03d.jpg

This resizes all JPEG images in the current directory, maintaining quality, and saves the results in a ‘resized’ folder.

Advanced Techniques

  • Creating Animated GIFs

Combine multiple images into an animated GIF:

convert -delay 100 -loop 0 frame*.png animation.gif

Adjust the delay between frames (-delay) and set the loop count (-loop) accordingly.

  • Image Comparison

Compare two images to highlight the differences:

compare image1.jpg image2.jpg difference.png

The resulting image (difference.png) will emphasize variations between the two input images.

Saving and Exporting

  • Saving Output

After performing your desired operations, save the final image:

convert input.jpg -resize 800x600 -quality 80% output.jpg

Tweak the settings based on your preferences and requirements.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ImageMagick. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing ImageMagick on your Fedora 39 system. For additional Apache or useful information, we recommend you 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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