ImageMagick
ImageMagick
7.0.10-2

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ImageMagick free download for Mac

ImageMagick7.0.10-2

24 March 2020

Convert, resize, and redraw images via command line.

Overview

ImageMagick is a robust collection of UNIX tools and libraries offered under a usage license to read, write, and manipulate an image in many image formats (over 89 major formats) including popular formats like TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, and GIF. With ImageMagick you can create images dynamically, making it suitable for Web applications. You can also resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image or image sequence and save your completed work in the same or differing image format. Image processing operations are available from the command line, or from the C, C++, Perl, Java, PHP, Python, or Ruby programming languages. A high-quality 2D renderer is included, which provides a subset of SVG capabilities. ImageMagick's focus is on performance, minimizing bugs, and providing stable APIs and ABIs.

Here are just a few examples of what ImageMagick can do:

  • Convert an image from one format to another (e.g., TIFF to JPEG)
  • Resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image
  • Create a montage of image thumbnails
  • Create a transparent image suitable for use on the Web
  • Turn a group of images into a GIF animation sequence
  • Create a composite image by combining several separate images
  • Draw shapes or text on an image
  • Decorate an image with a border or frame
  • Describe the format and characteristics of an image

What's new in ImageMagick

Version 7.0.10-2:
  • Fixed another sizing issue with the label coder when pointsize is set.

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37 Reviews of ImageMagick

bb553
10 May 2016
Version: 6.9.0-1

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Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability [Updated] Attack code exploiting critical ImageMagick vulnerability expected within hours. | Ars Technica May 4, 2016 [ http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/easily-exploited-bug-exposes-huge-number-of-sites-to-code-execution-attacks/ ] Exploits gone wild: Hackers target critical image-processing bug Vulnerability in ImageMagick allows attackers to execute malicious code. | Ars Technica May 9, 2016 [ http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/exploits-gone-wild-hackers-target-critical-image-processing-bug/ ]
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bb553
10 May 2016
Version: 6.9.0-1
Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability [Updated] Attack code exploiting critical ImageMagick vulnerability expected within hours. | Ars Technica May 4, 2016 [ http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/easily-exploited-bug-exposes-huge-number-of-sites-to-code-execution-attacks/ ] Exploits gone wild: Hackers target critical image-processing bug Vulnerability in ImageMagick allows attackers to execute malicious code. | Ars Technica May 9, 2016 [ http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/exploits-gone-wild-hackers-target-critical-image-processing-bug/ ]
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Derekcurrie
02 January 2014
Version: 6.8.8
ImageMagick is free, which is great! However, I consider it to be geek-ware. If you visit the developer's page you'll find they recommend installing it via MacPorts, which uses X11, which requires Apple's developer software Xcode to build the plugin from the source code provided. You don't just casually jump into X11 stuff. The learning curve is a bear. To go along with the geek-ware-iness: There are TWO version numbers on this software. One is '13.0.0' which refers to I know not what. The other is '6.8.7', which is what actually is downloading today, NOT '6.8.8' despite that version being available for Linux, etc. Summary: Be prepared to go geek with this software.
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mikel111
27 September 2012
Version: 6.7.9
Sorry, posted as comment by mistake. Been using this under Lion. Upgrade to Mountain Lion breaks it dyld: Library not loaded: /ImageMagick-6.7.9/lib/liblcms2.2.dylib Referenced from: /Users/mikel/lib/ImageMagick-6.7.9/bin/convert Reason: image not found fresh install does not help
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mikel111
27 September 2012
Version: 6.7.9
Use this fine under Lion (10.7). Upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and now I get dyld: Library not loaded: /ImageMagick-6.7.9/lib/liblcms2.2.dylib Referenced from: /Users/XXX/ImageMagick-6.7.9/bin/convert Reason: image not found tried fresh install - no luck.
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Robert-Vaessen
02 June 2012
Version: 6.7.7
Today is the 2nd of June, 2012 - The Mac OS binary distribution of ImageMagick seems to be stuck on release 11.3.0 (tar package contains version 6.7.5 from back in Feb of 2012). MacUpdate is displaying/linking to a 'Version 6.7.7', but the download contains version 6.7.5. I contacted the 'Wizards' at imagemagick.org. If they provide a link to a more recent release, I'll post it here.
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Cv186
29 May 2012
Version: 6.7.7
30 May and newly posted "version 6.7.7" still provides Release 11.3.0, containing "version 6.7.5".
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Cv186
22 May 2012
Version: 6.7.7
The link provided on MU for "version 6.7.7" actually provides Release Version 11.3.0, which contains "Version 6.7.5" which, like every second release recently, gives a Library Exception error (at least on Lion). I'm stuck on 6.7.3, which works. The MacPorts updating system is much more reliable, but requires about 4Gig of complex interlinked dependencies to allow the 4Mb of executables to function. My poor little SSD drive can't spare that space.
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Aglee
04 August 2011
Version: 6.7.1
Haven't tried this on Lion but on Snow Leopard I get "Incompatible library version: convert requires version 10.0.0 or later, but libltdl.7.dylib provides version 9.0.0" when I try to run 'convert'.
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Rkamper
28 February 2010
Version: 6.6.0
Links to 6.5.9!
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Mark-Everitt
06 September 2009
Version: 6.5.5
Probably a better way of installing this is Macports. I've never had any problems that way, and it keeps me on top of the frequent updates.
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Red-Herring
06 September 2009
Version: 6.5.5
I never use precompiled binaries but try to compile them by myself which allows to add different tools. Lately I was able to compile IM 6.5.5-7 with jbig2 and autotrace One definitely should not compare CLI of ImageMagick with click interface of Desktop publishing tools as they are different programs used for different tasks. It does not mean that Photoshop cannot do some batch jobs or one can write a GUI using (some) of the features of IM. There are tasks which simply can have no reasonable GUI except drag-and-drop. Example? autotrace or potrace converting bw bitmap graphics to a vector one. Another? pdfcrop (not part of IM but TeX distribution) which by default crops according to bounding box. There is no controversy CLI vs GUI and depending on the task I use one or another
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Mrglsmrc
06 September 2009
Version: 6.5.5
current link is not to correct version 6.5.5...instead it links to 6.5.3 apparently the new 6.5.5 is only for windows at present and MU is mis-informed :(
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Penguirl
11 March 2009
Version: 6.5
Is it just me or does it seem odd to use a CL tool to do GRAPHICAL work? Wouldn't a GUI be easier?
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Roro01
26 October 2008
Version: 6.4.5
I WISH SOMEONE WOULD CREATE A GUI This software seems extremely useful but, unfortunately, many of us are not familiar with UNIX and Command Line Interface.
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Anonymous
02 October 2005
Version: 6.2.5
I still prefer SIPS from Mac OS X over ImageMagick.
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Anonymous
20 June 2005
Version: 6.2.3
The simple reason we need ImageMagick is that other platforms rely on it heavily. Having it on OS X as well makes things easier for a lot of people, and helps improve compatability between platforms.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 6.2.2
Command line tools are good. But I don't see why we need ImageMagick while Mac OS X Panther has SIPS. I am not a developer but I did write a short shell script with SIPS and it works fine. I still don't see what additional functionality ImageMagick brings to a Panther user.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 6.2.2
Hey Kids, This software package is meant for developers. You know, "Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!" like the scary ape-man from Microsoft said. People who write software. I write a web-based app that allows its users to upload images, and thanks to ImageMagick, they can resize, crop, and scale the pictures without having to have a desktop program to do this. The techniques involved are very similar to something another guy came up with, that actually uses ImageMagick on its backend: http://codebehind.dk/scale_crop/ I write my program on my iMac, the same machine I also use Photoshop on. Isn't life grand? I, for one, am glad to know a new version of ImageMagick available, even though the only clicking involved is, um, firing up the terminal. And I say that as a 15+ year Mac user.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 6.2.2
We don't need command line, we need clicks! Thats the way that MacOSX schould go! Command line is a step back in the Computer history! The best at this tool is that the tool is free. There are many other tools that works faster and are "easy to use" like Graphic converter, Batchfoto or Sizerox. I don't give this tool stars cause the developer has done his job.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 6.2.2
What is the difference between ImageMagick and SIPS? I don't see any additional functionality in ImageMagick not available in SIPS... Or have I missed anything?
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Ancientyger
08 March 2005
Version: 6.2.0-6
graphic converter uses image magic to convert xcf files? hmmm....
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Anonymous
07 March 2005
Version: 6.2.0-6
sounds great.... funny, i hear some of the users pooh poohing the idea of a gui... but there's a perl interface available from the site........ hmm......i was wondering...image magick + Perl...+ Cocoa? or does it matter when tiger comes? Now, if Seashore's toolset was a little better... or... Teal... or.. well, you know. Image Magick does look promising, though.
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Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 6.2.0-5
There is a .pkg version by Marc Liyanage that works great at http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/welcome.html#imagemagick
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Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 6.2.0-5
This is an excellent tool, I used to use it on a couple of websites. But it is marred by a rather unintuitive and messy way of installing (to install on a Mac you have to dig around on their forum and also manually copy it's config files to your home dir otherwise it will refuse to run -yet this isn't in the official docs) ImageMagick is screaming out for a standard Mac .pkg install file. Also the quality of JPEG thumbnails IM produces somehow leaves much to be desired compared to say Photoshop IMHO. Even at highest quality, and with sharpening they seem rather dark and blurry. Missing basic things in the docs too like make a folder of thumbnails from an exist folder of high res images (Sure I know you can mogrify but that erases the originals) Still a very powerful app, just needs better docs and a standard Mac installer.
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Anonymous
19 December 2004
Version: 6.1.7
This is the power of opensource, it's always got someone working on it.
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Anonymous
16 December 2004
Version: 6.1.6-8
Does this ever stop being updated for more than a day ? Every week about 3 new versions are listed
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Anonymous
10 December 2004
Version: 6.1.6-1
I tried to install this on my 533 MHz G4 at work. This app wasted nealy a whole day. The installer configured without error, the make install failed every time,no matter what default directory I chose. I also ran the ./configue and the make install as root, so I could write anywhere. The make install always complained it needed to write in the RSI directory (I have IDL 6.0), but such a directory does not exist (there is /usr/local/rsi/bin), but specifying this directory in the configure phase also failed during the make install. Good thing I kept the ImageMagick 5.3.1 installed by fink. The latest release is not available through fink
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Anonymous
23 November 2004
Version: 6.1.5-2
Dowload link is broken???
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Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 6.1.4-4
how do you insatall this app ???
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Anonymous
15 November 2004
Version: 6.1.4-2
Just wonder... What is the difference between ImageMagick and the SIPS that came with Panther?
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Anonymous
24 October 2004
Version: 6.1.1-5
I am only beginning to tap the potential of this application but so far it appears to be completely amazing and indispensible! I installed using Fink. btw.
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Anonymous
18 September 2004
Version: 6.0.8
A great piece of software, that is necessary for any developer doing image manipulations, especially on a webserver. It's far more powerful and useful than people realize.
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Anonymous
06 September 2004
Version: 6.0.7
Good to see more and more free tools for the amazing OS X.
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Anonymous
10 July 2004
Version: 6.0.3
Required for display pictures in aMSN, just for that it scores 5 Stars in my book.
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Anonymous
06 June 2004
Version: 6.0.2
Sadly, this software falls victim to many uninformed reviews. ImageMagick is developer's software, very powerful software at that. A few people here would bash the Toyota Prius for not being able to tow a 30' sailboat. They are, of course, idiots who don't get the point. For those who bemoan the lack of a GUI, well, they obviously don't know much about ImageMagick. The software has display, an interactive X11-based GUI image editor that has been included as part of the suite for years and years. The ImageMagick suite of *nix/X11-based tools is one of the most powerful collection of image processing utilities around. The command-line utilities are well suited for web serving and other development. For instance, I can use the same shell script I wrote in the mid-Nineties to automatically convert a PhotoCD from PCDs to full-resolution TIFFs, smaller JPGs, and thumbnail PNGs on my iBook. The command-line tools, not having a GUI, have a small memory footprint and great performance to boot.
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Anonymous
06 June 2004
Version: 6.0.2
This is another one of those joker's software. Don't waste your time. You have to do more work for it than it does for you. That's why it's free. Stay with you Photoshop.
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Anonymous
12 April 2004
Version: 6.0
Essential application for web development. While it says there is no user-friendly UI, that's not the point. Your perl, php, or other scripts are the UI and there are many already written such as Movable Type and many many other web "applications" that make use of ImageMagick.
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