Allows to use ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick as image toolkit for Image API in Drupal 7 and 8 core. This integration is based on invoking the
convert binary through shell access to process images. The Imagick module is an alternative toolkit module that uses the Imagick PHP extension instead.
- ImageMagick needs to be installed on your server and the
convertbinary needs to be accessible and executable from PHP.
- The PHP configuration must allow invocation of proc_open() (which is security-wise identical to exec()).
Consult your server administrator or hosting provider if you are unsure about these requirements.
Note: GraphicsMagick, a performance fork of ImageMagick (like Pressflow to Drupal) should work as well. Just replace the
convert executable with
gm in the image toolkit settings.
Installation and configuration
- Install as usual, see http://drupal.org/node/70151 for further information.
- Go to Administration » Configuration » Media » Image toolkit and change the image toolkit to ImageMagick.
- If the
convertbinary cannot be found in the default shell path, you need to enter the full path to ImageMagick's
convertexecutable, including the filename itself.
ImageMagick integration for Drupal evolved through many different projects and developers in the past, and most of the code wouldn't exist without the efforts of:
- James Walker (walkah)
- Darrel O'Pry (dopry)
- Andrew Morton (drewish)
- Dan Morrison (dman)
- Nathan Haug (quicksketch)
Notes on ImageMagick for Drupal 8
The port of ImageMagick to Drupal 8 is in alpha stage. The intent is to provide a toolkit module that provides 'feature parity' to core's GD toolkit: i.e. only provide the general framework for integrating ImageMagick to the Image API, and the same image toolkit operations that core's GD toolkit provides (create_new, convert, crop, desaturate, resize, rotate, scale, scale_and_crop). It will not provide image effects and image toolkit operations that were part of the advanced module in the Drupal 7 version, that will be contributed to a separate module. However, it supports a broader range of image formats than core's GD toolkit (like e.g. TIFF, SVG, WEBP, BMP, etc.). Seefor details and progress.