This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install ImageMagick on macOS using Homebrew.
What is ImageMagick?
“Use ImageMagick to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, GIF, HEIC, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP, Postscript, PDF, and SVG. 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.” ~ ImageMagick
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install ImageMagick on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install imagemagick
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install ImageMagick on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search imagemagick # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info imagemagick # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install imagemagick # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed ImageMagick on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.