Install ImageMagick on Snow Leopard / Leopard
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While I try to keep this script up to date I recommend looking into Homebrew for a simpler solution.


This is bash script to install ImageMagick on Leopard/Snow Leopard.


Please have a look at to customize your environment.


Please note: before running the script don't forget that there's no going back. The script will attempt to download and install packages from source, and some may have a make uninstall whilst others may not. In any case it's up to you.

You can run the script as a normal user. It does use sudo at a certain point, so be sure to not leave the installation unattended. Depending on many factors the sudo command may 'expire' during the execution of the script, so if it asks you again the password don't worry, it's normal.

Alternatively you can run the script as root.

chmod +x


If you find that the script uses an outdated version of the requirements or ImageMagick, please modify the script accordingly, test if it can still produce a valid ImageMagick installation and notify me about the changes, thanks.