Problem installing ImageMagick /Imagick!

  • Posted August 10, 2013

Hi, I have installed centos/virtualmin everything is running fine. I have installed ImageMagick according to the following link “

I am able to see the extension through php -m | grep imagick command but not able to see any installation of the same in phpinfo();

Any clues would be helpful… thanks


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Perhaps a tip, if you install this in ubuntu:

  1. imagick commandline version apt-get install imagemagick

  2. imagick php extention sudo apt-get install php5-imagick

  3. restart apache service apache2 restart

and you’re done.

Hello there,

What happens when you execute the following commands on the server?

  1. php -i | grep -i imagick
  1. php -m | grep imagick

Can you share the output? Also what you can do is to create an info.php file. You can create a file named info.php (the name doesn’t really matter) and put the following content in the file:

  1. <?php
  2. phpinfo();

You can then check which is the configuration file - php.ini that is currently used and so we can edit it. You can also check this with the PHP -i command again:

  1. php -i | grep -i php.ini

Then you can edit the listed php.ini and add the following line:


Note that this line can already exist there but might be commented out, e.g listed like this: ;extension=imagick

If that is the case just remove the ; and save the php.ini file.

Once this is done you can restart the Apache server and check again.

  1. sudo service apache2 restart

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Are you still experiencing this issue or did you manage it to get it to work?

Thanks @Kamal. I am not able to join the webchat it requires an invitation. “Cannot join channel (+i) - you must be invited” <br>Any other pointers would be helpful.

@hypertextsol: Hmm, weird. It’s apparently loading the extension properly. I don’t know what else might be causing it. Try asking in ##php on freenode:

I tried running full command php -r “echo ‘test’;” what it does is the test word is prefixed to the prompt ====> test[abc@as~]

@hypertextsol: it might not be loaded properly, try running the following command, do you see any errors? <br> <br><pre>php -r “echo ‘test’;”</pre>

@Kamal the output is >> <br>I think it is installed but the imagick properties are not being showed in phpinfo(); and my php script for resize etc are not working, though the script is working fine on my local machine. <br> <br>Thanks for the help

Thanks. What’s the output of the following command? <br> <br><pre>grep -i ‘imagick’ /etc/php.ini</pre>

@kamal <br>Configuration File (php.ini) Path /etc <br> <br>Scan this dir for additional .ini files /etc/php.d <br> <br>Additional .ini files parsed /etc/php.d/curl.ini, /etc/php.d/dom.ini, /etc/php.d/fileinfo.ini, /etc/php.d/gd.ini, /etc/php.d/imagick.ini, /etc/php.d/imap.ini, /etc/php.d/json.ini, /etc/php.d/mbstring.ini, /etc/php.d/mcrypt.ini, /etc/php.d/mysql.ini, /etc/php.d/mysqli.ini, /etc/php.d/odbc.ini, /etc/php.d/pdo.ini, /etc/php.d/pdo_mysql.ini, /etc/php.d/pdo_odbc.ini, /etc/php.d/pdo_pgsql.ini, /etc/php.d/pdo_sqlite.ini, /etc/php.d/pgsql.ini, /etc/php.d/phar.ini, /etc/php.d/snmp.ini, /etc/php.d/sqlite3.ini, /etc/php.d/wddx.ini, /etc/php.d/xmlreader.ini, /etc/php.d/xmlrpc.ini, /etc/php.d/xmlwriter.ini, /etc/php.d/xsl.ini, /etc/php.d/zip.ini <br> <br>Thanks for the help