Delving into Delusion

Building Imagemagick 7.1 with HEIC Support from Source

 July 01, 2022      Stardate: 75961.7     Tagged as: ImageMagick Ubuntu

I upgraded my Ubuntu distro from 20.04 to 22.04 and ImageMagick didn’t come along for the ride… I’m not sure what happened. In this post I build ImageMagick 7.1.0-39 with HEIC support from source on Ubuntu 22.04.

I first installed from the apt package manager (with no errors) but when verifying the installation I got this code:

convert: error while loading shared libraries: libwebp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After some Googling around I decided to try building from source with HEIC support as I now have an iPhone from work and would like to use ImageMagick to convert .heic to .jpg. Building from source turned out to be surprisingly easy.

I found a gist from github user Alexandr Evstigneev and made some tweaks to his installation gist.

Here is mine:

You can obviously run it as a script or if you are timid (like me) you can copy/paste each line and look for errors.

Software Versions

This is an automated list of software versions used during the writing of this article.

SoftwareVersion
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
ImageMagick 7.1.0-39