Wednesday, February 29

Installing ImageMagick for PHP after the downgrade

Sadly the ppa repository does not have lots of packages, one of the best for image treatment is imagemagick, first we need to install the dependencies

$ sudo apt-get install php-pear imagemagick php5-dev libmagickwand-dev

Then all we need to do is install the extension using pecl

$ sudo pecl install --alldeps imagick

Now we need to add the image magick library to php, create the file imagick.ini

$ sudo vi /etc/php5/conf.d/imagick.ini

And put this code

save the file and see if the extension gets loaded

$ php -m | grep imagick

also, don't forget to restart apache
$ sudo service apache2 restart