Compiling a Web Development Environment on Mac OS X


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Dependencies: None
Version: 6.7.5

ImageMagick is a library to create, edit, compose or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 100). ImageMagick can resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

Get the Code

Switch to /usr/local/src and download the pre-compiled binaries.

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


Unpack the binaries into /usr/local.

tar xvfz ImageMagick-x86_64-apple-darwin11.3.0.tar.gz -C ..

Create a symbolic link to /usr/local/ImageMagick.

ln -s ImageMagick-VERSION /usr/local/ImageMagick


Add the following lines to your Bash startup script to put ImageMagick into your path.

echo 'export MAGICK_HOME="/usr/local/ImageMagick"' >> ~/.bash_profile
echo 'export PATH="$MAGICK_HOME/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile
echo 'export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH="$MAGICK_HOME/lib/"' >> ~/.bash_profile

Load the new shell configurations.

source ~/.bash_profile

Verify the Installation

To verify that you have correctly installed ImageMagick and your required file formats are available.

identify -list format