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This article answers the important question: Is ImageMagick installed on my server?

ImageMagick allows you to dynamically create and edit images on the server. It will need to be ran from the command line as none of the API's are installed. ImageMagick is already available for utilization on the servers. It is located at:

  • /usr/bin/convert
  • /usr/bin/mogrify

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The following are examples to demonstrate that ImageMagick is installed and functioning. If you have a file named image.jpg in your public_html, the following command ran from the command line will resize the image and name the new image to resize_image.jpg:

  • Servers with SSH access:
    convert image.jpg -resize 64x64 resize_image.jpg

  • Using ImageMagick without SSH access: You can setup a cron job with the following command:
    /usr/bin/convert public_html/image.jpg -resize 64x64 public_html/resize_image.jpg

  • Using ImageMagick without SSH accesss: You can run the following command from a php script:
    exec('/usr/bin/convert /home/USERNAME/public_html/image.jpg -resize 64x64 /home/USERNAME/public_html/resize_image.jpg');

    Please note that in this example you will need to replace USERNAME with your actual username.
    You will also need to make sure that the folder you are writing resize_image.jpg to has write permissions.

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2015-08-01 5:06 pm

Excellent Post. Very interesting to read. Thanks!

2015-06-19 7:17 am
Here's a php snippet I came up with for this:


function resizeImage($image_path, $new_width, $new_height) {
if( !class_exists("Imagick") ) {
$rel_upload_dir = "uploads/"; //Your
$root_upload_dir = $root . "/portal/uploads";

//Get the root path for the images..
$old_img = str_replace($rel_upload_dir, $root_upload_dir, $image_path);
$new_img = str_replace(".jpg", "_thumb.jpg", $old_img);

//Generate the command..
$cmd = "/usr/bin/convert {$old_img} -resize {$new_width}x{$new_height} {$new_img}";

$return = null;

//Execute the command
exec($cmd, $return, $return);

$new_img_dir = str_replace($root_upload_dir, $rel_upload_dir, $new_img);

return new_img_dir;
else {
//Use Imagick
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2015-02-12 12:11 pm

I am trying to install a script from iscripts called printlogic. I cant seem to get it to install because of the following error.

Checking IMAGICK support... Off-Please re-compile php with IMAGICK supportFatal errors detected. Please correct the above red items and reload.

How is this error corrected? I do have a SSL but I am nost sure where and how to make corrections or add code or change code.. Basically I dont have a clue.


31,595 Points
2015-02-13 12:44 pm
Hello April,

Thank you for your question. ImageMagick is already available for utilization on the servers, please see our guide Is ImageMagick installed on my server?

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
31,595 Points
2013-04-10 11:52 am
Hello drom95,

Thank you for your suggestions, we will update this article as soon as posible.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

2013-04-10 9:12 am
Additional note: we found after trial and error IM works, it just wasn't converting pdf files which was what we needed. IM requires GhostScript. The VPS server may come with IM installed but you may need to request GS be installed.
2013-04-05 10:16 am
This article is lacking an example using VPS and a command from a php script. Please update.

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