ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, compose or convert bitmap images. To use this utility in PHP, you’ll need to install ImageMagick Linux package and also build and install a PHP extension.
Prerequisite for installing imagick PHP extension is php-pear and gcc packages, so let’s get those packages installed.
Now, that you have php-pear and gcc, you may install ImageMagick packages.
# pecl install imagick
Note: You’ll not be able to run pecl if you don’t have php-pear package installed. To compile imagick, you’ll need a GCC compiler as well.
By running the command, you’ll install ImageMagick and PHP extension module imagick.so in the /usr/lib/php/modules folder. If you have a 64-bit machine, the modules directory will be /usr/lib64/php/modules.
Edit the /etc/php.d/imagick.ini, and add the following line.
Restart apache, by …
That’s all there is to it.