Usually I had installed Image Magick on my Ubuntu systems with a command like this

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

or like this:

sudo apt-get install php5-imagick

Right now I am running the latest 14.04, and those packages seem to have disappeared from the repositories. Am I missing something? Have they been obsoleted? How could I install ImageMagick now?


4 Answers 4


The package you are looking for is imagemagick. Confirm that you have all sources check marked in "Software and Updates":

software and updates package sources

and then update the package list by opening a terminal(Ctrl+Alt+t) and then typing the following:

sudo apt-get update

and enter you password and then

sudo apt-get install imagemagick php5-imagick

and then press Return to confirm the installation.


In Ubuntu 14.04, imagemagick is available on main repository & php5-imagick is available on universe repository. So follow command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository main
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install imagemagick php5-imagick
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    Just FYI, on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 (at least N.Virginia region), universe repository is enabled by default. Check /etc/apt/sources.list.
    – Dimitry K
    Nov 24, 2014 at 15:15

this did the trick for me...

sudo apt-get install php5-imagick
sudo service apache2 reload

I used the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install imagemagick php-imagick

and also had to restart apache before it started working:

systemctl restart apache2

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