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You can install ImageMagick from source. However, if don't have a proper development environment or if you're anxious to get started, download a ready-to-run Unix or Windows executable. Before you download, you may want to review recent changes to the ImageMagick distribution.

Unix Binary Release

These are the Unix variations that we support. If your system is not on the list, try installing from source.

Version HTTP FTP Description
ImageMagick-6.3.3-0.i386.rpm download download Fedora Core 6 i386 RPM
ImageMagick-6.3.3-0.x86_64.rpm download download Fedora Core 6 x86_64 RPM
ImageMagick-universal-apple-darwin8.8.0.tar.gz download download Mac OS X (10.4.?)
ImageMagick-sparc-sun-solaris2.10.tar.gz download download Solaris Sparc 2.10
ImageMagick-i386-unknown-freebsd6.1.tar.gz download download FreeBSD 6.1
ImageMagick-i686-pc-cygwin.tar.gz download download Cygwin

ImageMagick RPM's are self-installing. Simply type the following command and you're ready to start using ImageMagick:

  rpm -Uvh ImageMagick-6.3.3-0.i386.rpm

For other systems, create (or choose) a directory to install the package into and change to that directory, for example:

  cd $HOME

Next, extract the contents of the package. For example:

  gzip -dc ImageMagick.tar.gz • tar -xf -

Set the MAGICK_HOME environment variable to the path where you extracted the ImageMagick files. For example:

  export MAGICK_HOME="$HOME/ImageMagick-6.2.7"

If the bin subdirectory of the extracted package is not already in your executable search path, add it to your PATH environment variable. For example:

  export PATH; PATH="$MAGICK_HOME/bin:$PATH"

On Linux and Solaris machines set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable:

  export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$MAGICK_HOME/lib"

On Mac OS X (Darwin) machines set the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable:

  export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH="$MAGICK_HOME/lib"

Finally, to verify ImageMagick is working properly, type the following on the command line:

  convert logo: logo.gif
  identify logo.gif
  display logo.gif

Congratulations, you have a working ImageMagick distribution under Unix or Linux and you are ready to use ImageMagick to convert, compose, or edit your images or perhaps you'll want to use one of the Application Program Interfaces for C, C++, Perl, and others.

Windows Binary Release

ImageMagick runs on all recent Windows releases except Windows 95. We recommend its use on an NT-based version of Windows (NT4, 2000, 2003, XP, or Vista). Starting with ImageMagick 5.5.7, older versions such as Windows 95 are not supported anymore. The amount of memory can be an important factor, especially if you intend to work on large images. A minimum of 256 MB of RAM is recommended, but the more RAM the better.

The Windows version of ImageMagick is self-installing. Simply click on the appropriate version below and it will launch itself and ask you a few installation questions. Versions with Q8 in the name are 8 bits-per-pixel component, whereas, Q16 in the filename are 16 bits-per-pixel component. A Q16 version permits you to read or write 16-bit images without losing precision but requires twice as much resources as the Q8 version. Versions with dll in the filename include ImageMagick libraries as dynamic link libraries. If you are not sure which version is appropriate, choose ImageMagick-6.3.3-0-Q16-windows-dll.exe.

Version HTTP FTP Description
ImageMagick-6.3.3-0-Q16-windows-dll.exe download download Win32 dynamic at 16 bits-per-pixel
ImageMagick-6.3.3-0-Q16-windows-static.exe download download Win32 static at 16 bits-per-pixel
ImageMagick-6.3.3-0-Q8-windows-dll.exe download download Win32 dynamic at 8 bits-per-pixel
ImageMagick-6.3.3-0-Q8-windows-static.exe download download Win32 static at 8 bits-per-pixel
ImageMagick-6.3.3-0-Q16-windows-x64-static.exe download download x64 static at 16 bits-per-pixel (experimental)

To verify ImageMagick is working properly, type the following in an MS-DOS Command Prompt window:

  convert logo: logo.gif
  identify logo.gif
  imdisplay logo.gif

Congratulations, you have a working ImageMagick distribution under Windows and you are ready to use ImageMagick to convert, compose, or edit your images or perhaps you'll want to use one of the Application Program Interfaces for C, C++, Perl, and others.