If you need the latest version of ImageMagick, it’s quite simple to compile it from source.
First step – install necessary dependencies and build tools. You may already have some of them, if this is not the first time you’re compiling something from source on your system.
sudo apt-get install build-essential libglib2.0-dev libfontconfig1-dev libpng12-dev zlib1g-dev libtiff5-dev libfreetype6-dev libexif-dev
(Depending on your operating system version you may need to replace libtiff5-dev with libtiff4-dev, if the installer says libtiff5-dev is not found.)
Download and extract the source code:
mkdir im_source cd im_source wget https://www.imagemagick.org/download/ImageMagick.tar.gz tar xf ImageMagick.tar.gz cd ImageMagick*
Then the usual (running make command will take some time, don’t panic):
./configure --prefix=/usr make sudo make install
That’s it! Now you have the latest and greatest version of ImageMagick installed 🙂
You can verify it by running this command: