Before starting: Make sure you have the necessary folders and permissions — get more information.

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Dependencies: LibJPEG | LibPNG | LibTIFF
Version: 1.3.24

GraphicsMagick provides a comprehensive collection of utilities, programming interfaces, and GUIs, to support file format conversion, image processing, and 2D vector rendering.

Get the Code

Switch to /usr/local/src and download the source package.

cd /usr/local/src
curl --remote-name --location

Extract the archive and move into the folder.

tar -xzvf GraphicsMagick-VERSION.tar.gz
cd GraphicsMagick-VERSION

Compile and Install

Configure, compile and install into /usr/local/graphicsmagick-VERSION.

./configure CC=clang \
  LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/libjpeg/lib -L/usr/local/libpng/lib -L/usr/local/libtiff/lib" \
  CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/libjpeg/include -I/usr/local/libpng/include -I/usr/local/libtiff/include" \
make install

Create a symbolic link that points /usr/local/graphicsmagick to /usr/local/graphicsmagick-VERSION.

ln -s graphicsmagick-VERSION /usr/local/graphicsmagick


Execute the following lines to update your Bash startup script.

echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/graphicsmagick/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile

Load the new shell configurations.

source ~/.bash_profile

Verify the Installation

Verify that you have successfully installed GraphicsMagick.

gm version

To see the list of supported image formats.

gm convert -list formats