How to install latest ImageMagick version on CentOS

This site is currently on Middleman, and the middleman-favicon-maker gem that I use to generate all the various favicon files relies on ImageMagick. My local development environment is CentOS 6.6 which, sadly, has a very outdated version of ImageMagick in yum. Thankfully, the REMI repository has an updated version, so we can get that installed very quickly.

Install REMI repository

For CentOS 6.x

rpm -Uvh remi-release-6.rpm

For CentOS 7.x

rpm -Uvh remi-release-7.rpm

Visit this resource for installing REMI on additional distros.

Enable REMI repository

Edit remi.repo (might need sudo)

vim /etc/yum.repos.d/remi.repo

In the section titled [remi] (probably the first one), change enabled=0 to enabled=1, then save and close this file.

Install latest ImageMagick

Install ImageMagick from the REMI repository (might need sudo)

yum --enablerepo=remi install ImageMagick-last

Thanks to toracat on for this