Installing GraphicsMagick on Linux

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Installing GraphicsMagick on Linux

December 9, 2015 | Article | No Comments

GraphicsMagick is self-claimed as swiss army knife of image processing. It provides a robust and efficient collection of tools and libraries which support reading, writing, and manipulating an image in over 88 major formats including DPX, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PNM, and TIFF.

The image processing is multithreaded using OpenMP.

In this article we will discuss about installing ImageMagick in Linux. For this purpose I use:

  1. Slackware64 14.0
  2. gcc

Obtain the Materials

GraphicsMagick can be obtain using two ways: download from sourceforge or clone using Mercurial.

To download the tarball, go to this link. Then, extract the content and change to its directory.

If you want to clone the repository, do this command:

hg clone GM
cd GM

At this point, for any method you choose, we are now at GraphicsMagick’s root directory.


Building ImagesMagick can be done by using following commands (assuming we are at GraphicsMagick’s root directory):

make install

Note that to do installation, you should have enough privilege.

At this point, we have installed GraphicsMagick standard installation.

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