PHP 7.0.0 RC 8 Released
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erigocn at gmail dot com
1 year ago
Mac 10.10 Yosemite

install php via "Homebrew", then:
$ brew install php53-imagick

and then:
reload php-fpm (or restart apache)
1 year ago
To install on Ubuntu or Debian, using the package manager, use:

sudo apt-get install php5-imagick
sudo service apache2 reload
William Sze
6 years ago
After 2 hours of looking for help from different documentation & sites, I found out none of them are complete solution.  So, I summary my instruction here:

1) yum install php-devel
2) cd /usr
3) wget
4) php go-pear
5) See the following line in /etc/php.ini [include_path=".:/usr/PEAR"]
6) pecl install imagick
7) Add the following line in /etc/php.ini []
8) service httpd restart

Hopefully, I can save other engineer effort & time.... Good luck!
matija kancijan - kancija[]gmail dot com
5 years ago
it is important to install correct version of Visual C++ redistributable Package.

for ImageMagick-6.5.8-10-Q16-windows-dll.exe -
Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package
nonproffessional at clockworkgeek dot com
7 years ago
I too had the error "Please provide a path to MagickWand-config or Wand-config program." when installing on linux (in this case CentOS aka Red Hat).

The simple solution was to ensure "ImageMagick-devel" and NOT "ImageMagick" package was in place. Next comes the standard command:
pecl install imagick

Lastly, and as per the otherwise flawless instructions, edit php.ini to include:
admin at pankajgrover dot co dot cc
4 years ago
Simple way to install ImageMagick on your linux machine(RHEL5,Cent OS 5)

#yum install ImageMagick*
#pecl install imagick sometimes you may have ask to install gcc compiler. if so execute #yum install gcc*
added the extension on php.ini
#echo "" >> /etc/php.ini
#service httpd restart
colnector is from domain
7 years ago
Windows installation is a bit more tricky since "pecl install imagick" does NOT work properly.

Here's how I installed it:
1/ Install ImageMagick software
2/ Download (choose the version relevant to your PHP) from
3/ Copy php_imagick.dll from the archive you've downloaded to your PHP extention folder.
4/ Add the following line to php.ini (in the exntentions section):
5/ Restart your server
6/ Try the example script to see all went well

Good luck :)
Martin dot Winstrand (a) gmail dot com
2 years ago
Sins I tried around a lot and searched the net to find a working dll for ImageMagic and PHP5.4, with bad results I at last found one working.
There is a guy (Mikko) that has a blog and he wrote about this and and have compiled a working solution. You find his blog about this here:

Hope that this helps others as well.
djcox99 at googlemail dot com
4 years ago
I have php 5.3.1 running on apache on windows (with xampp)
to get this working i installed the appropriate image magick from here

Then i needed the php_imagick.dll for vc6 (because im on apache not iis).

After a bit of searching i found someone hosting it here :

Hope this helps ^^
Valera Rozuvan
3 years ago
Recently I had to install ImageMagick on FreeBSD. The following commands achieved this without a problem.

cd /usr/ports/graphics/ImageMagick-nox11/
make install clean
service apache22 stop
cd /usr/ports/graphics/pecl-imagick/
make install clean
service apache22 start

NOTE: For some of the package dependencies you will be prompted to select optional add-ons. I left all the config options untouched except for those which provided integration with the X11 system. Those once I disabled.
ynzhang from lakeheadu canada
6 years ago
imagick 2.2.2 might have a problem loading in PHP 5.3 by giving following error at start-up:

PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '.../' - .../ undefined symbol: XStringListToTextProperty in Unknown on line 0

in this case, revert to PHP 5.2.8 and imagick-2.2.0 will work just fine.
marcel dot ouellette at gmail dot com
7 years ago
For anyone attempting to install the binaries on windows xp, don't waste your time.  You'll need to install this on windows 2003 Server (and up) or Windows Vista since there are dependences (msvcr80.dll) that will require it.
acliyanarachchi at gmail dot com
6 years ago
If you have used lampp first copy from /usr/lib/php5/20060613+lfs/ path and paste it to php lib.(/opt/lampp/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20060613)
Then edit your php.ini and add
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