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ImageMagick: How to Use ImageMagick

What Is ImageMagick?

ImageMagick is a complete suite of command-line programs that are used to manipulate image files.

How To Use ImageMagick?

ImageMagick is installed on all A2 Hosting shared servers, and includes the following programs:

  • convert
  • identify
  • mogrify
  • composite
  • montage
  • compare
  • stream
  • conjure

The full path to the ImageMagick binaries is /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin, depending on your server. On some servers, however, ImageMagick is installed in both locations. To determine which version is the most recent, you can type the following commands:

/usr/bin/convert -version
/usr/local/bin/convert -version
Shared servers include the ImageMagick binaries, but they do not include the ImageMagick PHP extension. If you have a managed VPS or managed Flex Dedicated Server, however, we can install the PHP extension for you.

More Information

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