Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

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Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby waywardspooky » 16. February 2009 16:59

I spent the better part of two weeks trying to get Imagick working with Xampp on Windows XP and ran into problem after problem. I finally found the solution and felt it was important to post what worked for me here on the Xampp forums because there seemed to be a lack of information regarding Imagick. So, here's what worked for me.

First you'd download the newest binary release of Image Magick from http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#windows. The typical version you'd want to snag will end with Q16-windows-dll.exe. For example, the version I downloaded was ImageMagick-6.4.9-4-Q16-windows-dll.exe. Install Image Magick. Where you install Image Magick isn't important, although I would recommend installing it in your Xampp directory. For example <wherever you installed Xampp>/ImageMagick. This way if you need to take your Xampp server with you on a portable drive or flash drive, any code you write which relies on Image Magick and Imagick will still work.

Then you'll want to go download Imagick, which is the middle-man between Image Magick and PHP, from http://valokuva.org/?page_id=50. You should download the php_imagick_dyn-Q16.dll if you downloaded the Q16-windows-dll version of Image Magick that I mentioned above. You need to put the php_imagick_dyn-Q16.dll file in the following directory: <wherever you installed Xampp>/php/ext.

Next you will want to edit your php.ini. If you don't know where to find this file it should be <wherever you installed Xampp>/apache/bin. Once you've opened up php.ini you will want to find a line that says extension=php_imagick.dll and comment it out if it isn't already. When commented out it should look like ;extension=php_imagick.dll. Then you'll want to add extension=php_imagick_dyn-Q16.dll just below that. So it should look like:

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;extension=php_imagick.dll
extension=php_imagick_dyn-Q16.dll


Ok, so now, here's the last and final step, the fix which gets it everything working like it should. Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) vcredist_x86.exe from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en. Download vcredist_x86.exe and install it.

:o Hopefully this post helps someone else out that is having problems trying to get Imagick working with Xampp on Windows XP. I got the general instructions and tips on how to get all this working from the following sources.

http://thinktibits.blogspot.com/2008/09/installing-imagemagick-on-windows-setup.html#
and
http://valokuva.org/?page_id=50 more specifically http://valokuva.org/?page_id=50#comment-9248
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby @gpapayiannis » 07. April 2009 16:05

Thanks for posting this, it really helped. One thing though, it wasn't working for me till I added the Image Magick home directory to the PATH and created a MAGICK_HOME system property with the same location.
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby ameisez » 25. April 2009 11:09

some of your instruction said "then you'll want" does it mean it is not mandatory?

is there any step by step (must do)?

I download imagemagick 6.5.1.3 zip format and unzip it on my xampp folder but when I install phpbb it can't detect imagemagick

any idea?
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby iguana007 » 04. January 2010 10:17

Does anyone have a link to file: php_imagick_dyn-Q16.dll ??
It seems, that it is not available anymore on the website: http://valokuva.org/?page_id=50

Thank You for help

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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby Izzy » 04. January 2010 10:28

Last edited by Izzy on 04. January 2010 10:48, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby iguana007 » 04. January 2010 10:47

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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby Izzy » 04. January 2010 10:51

I was editing while you were posting - snap! :D
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby iguana007 » 04. January 2010 10:55

Izzy: :D
OK, I followed whole guide, but at the moment i restart Apache, I get an error in error.log and Image magick is not working :(

PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'C:\\xampp\\php\\ext\\php_imagick_dyn-Q16.dll' - Module not found\r\n in Unknown on line 0

Any ideas what could be wrong?

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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby iguana007 » 04. January 2010 11:27

SOLVED:

I restarted computer and it started working. So probably Apache restart is not enough.

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SOLVED:Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Win

Postby MMue » 23. May 2010 22:55

Hi!

I'm a bit confused about the different versions as this thread started more than one year ago.

  • I have now xampp 1.7.3 with Apache/2.2.14 and PHP/5.3.1
  • I followed waywardspooky's instructions and downloaded and installed ImageMagick 6.6.1-10-Q16-windows-dll.exe into the folder xampp\imagemagick
  • Then I looked for the imagick.dll, but here the confusion begins:

At http://valokuva.org/builds/
you get dlls compiled with VC 9 against PHP 5.3.3-dev -- which should only be used for IIS (according to http://windows.php.net/download )

At http://www.sk89q.com/2010/03/vc6-window ... ick-2-3-0/
you get dlls compiled with VC 6 against PHP 5.3.2 -- for use with Apache

Where can I find a dll compiled with VC6 for apache against the PHP 5.3.1 version of my XAMPP 1.7.3.
Or can I use one of the versions mentioned above. And if yes, which one?

Has anyone experience with these versions?? I hope for your help...

CU Martin


Edit (a few minutes later...)

ARGHH! Just a bit too confusing:

  • valokuva.org VC9 TS DLL
  • valokuva.org VC9 NTS DLL
  • sk89q.com VC6 TS DLL
  • sk89q.com VC6 NTS DLL

Seems I used the wrong DLL. As of May 2010, XAMPP 1.7.3 for Windows you need the VC6 thread-safe (TS) compiled DLL.
(I don't know how it worked for you with the DLLs from valokuva.org, but, well, that was 15 months ago.)

I was so sure I already tested it, but when I looked again at the DLL dependencies I found my error.
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby systck » 04. June 2010 07:09

Seems I used the wrong DLL. As of May 2010, XAMPP 1.7.3 for Windows you need the VC6 thread-safe (TS) compiled DLL.
(I don't know how it worked for you with the DLLs from valokuva.org, but, well, that was 15 months ago.)

I was so sure I already tested it, but when I looked again at the DLL dependencies I found my error.



Did you get this working? I've installed ImageMagick 6.6.1-10-Q16 and the sk89q.com VC6 TS DLL.
But when I try to execute some script based on Imagick even via the cli, the command line crashes. So I'm assuming this is the wrong php_imagick.dll version. We have php 5.3.1 VC6. Is there any dll available for this version which works?
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby belonesox » 12. October 2010 10:16

Dear systck et al,
did you solve the problem (PHP5.3/VC6+ php_imagick + Imagick)?

I have the same problem:
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Did you get this working? I've installed ImageMagick 6.6.1-10-Q16 and the sk89q.com VC6 TS DLL.
But when I try to execute some script based on Imagick even via the cli, the command line crashes. So I'm assuming this is the wrong php_imagick.dll version. We have php 5.3.1 VC6. Is there any dll available for this version which works?


Thanks all in advance...
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Re: Guide to Getting Imagick working on XAMPP for Windows

Postby JonB » 12. October 2010 19:04

Look at this thread -

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=40825


Good Luck
:)

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