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PhotoPost ImageMagick Installation - Linux/Unix Based
Please see the requirements page for a detailed list of PhotoPost's software requirements. Many web servers already have ImageMagick installed, and many web hosts are willing to install ImageMagick for you (so be sure to check). If this is beyond your capabilities, you should consider our PhotoPost Advanced Installation Service.

Note: If you do not have root/superuser access (i.e.- you're on a virtual server) you can still install ImageMagick! Follow our non-root ImageMagick installation procedure to do so. Most web hosts will install the modules below for you, with ImageMagick being the exception.

The instructions below apply to Unix and Linux based systems only. For those running PhotoPost PHP on Win2k/WinNT servers, Installing ImageMagick for Windows is a piece of cake. Simply download the ImageMagick windows binaries, uncompress to a folder on your server, and configure config-inc.php to point to the path to mogrify.exe: Download ImageMagick Windows Binary.

Installing ImageMagick

First, if you already tried to install ImageMagick unsuccessfully, you need to uninstall it for this to work properly (trust me, I learned this after installing it 15 times over an old installation). To uninstall ImageMagick, go to your ImageMagick source directory and type:

make uninstall

1. ImageMagick needs a few support libraries to install properly. You can check for the header files in /usr/include and /usr/local/include to see if each library is installed. If you don't find one or all of them then they will need to be installed.


2. Download the following files and FTP them (via binary mode) to a directory on your server (in my case, I chose /home/techimo/imagemagick - that's a temporary directory for the source files):


(If you want to download the files directly to your server instead of downloading and ftping, use these commands instead):

$ wget
$ wget
$ wget
$ wget
$ wget

Once the files are in your temporary imagemagick directory, uncompress them:

$ gunzip *.gz

Then unpack everything:

$ tar -xvf ImageMagick-6.2.3-0.tar
$ tar -xvf libpng-1.0.6.tar
$ tar -xvf libtiff-lzw-compression-kit-1.1.tar
$ tar -xvf jpegsrc.v6b.tar
$ tar -xvf tiff-v3.5.5.tar


$ cd libpng-1.0.6
$ cd scripts

Now do an "ls" and look for the makefile that matches your operating system. If you can't find one for your OS, makefile.gcc should work. Copy the makefile to the libpng-1.0.6 directory:

$ cp makefile.linux ../makefile

In the line above, I used makefile.linux, but you should use your appropriate makefile. Continue:

$ cd ..
$ make
$ make install
$ cd ..

$ cd jpeg-6b
$ ./configure --enable-shared
$ make
$ make install
$ cd ..

(For this next part, if you don't have "pico", you can use "vi" instead)

$ cd libtiff-lzw-compression-kit
$ pico Makefile

TIFF_SRC_DIR = /tmp/libtiff
TIFF_SRC_DIR = ../tiff-v3.5.5

Then save and exit the Editor $ make install
$ cd ..
$ cd tiff-v3.5.5
$ ./configure

Answer yes to TIFF Configuration Parameters

$ make
$ make install
$ cd ..

$ cd ImageMagick-6.2.3
$ ./configure --enable-lzw=yes --enable-shared=yes --disable-static --without-perl
$ make
$ make install

That's it! If you have difficulty, you may wish to purchase our Advanced Installation Service.