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Jerome Eteve


Alien::ImageMagick - cpanm compatible Image::Magick packaging.


Version 0.06


This package's purpose is to make the installation of the official Image Magick library and Perl interface compatible with cpanm ( https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/App-cpanminus/bin/cpanm ) and perlbrew ( https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/App-perlbrew/bin/perlbrew ).

Installing it will download and install the freshest image magick library and Perl interface from the official Image magick website ( See http://www.imagemagick.org/script/install-source.php ) in a way that is compatible with perlbrew and/or cpanm.

If you use cpanm or perlbrew, this will not conflict with your system's Image Magick installation.


To use this package and use Image::Magick from your application code:

Instead of depending on 'Image::Magick', just depend on 'Alien::ImageMagick'.

Then see http://www.imagemagick.org/script/perl-magick.php#overview for more on using image magic with perl.

With System Perl

If you need to use Image::Magick and use system perl and system PerlMagick, you only need this package if you want the freshest version of Image Magick.

Install Alien::ImageMagick with your favorite package manager.

With cpanm

If you need to use Image::Magick and use cpanm, you only need this package if you want the freshest version of Image Magick. Otherwise you can install your system's one.

   cpanm Alien::ImageMagick
With perlbrew + cpanm

If you need to use Image::Magick and use perlbrew w/ cpanm, you will need this package.

   cpanm Alien::ImageMagick


  use Image::Magick


Jerome Eteve, <jerome.eteve at gmail.com>


This is inspired by David Farrell's post on perltricks.com http://perltricks.com/article/57/2014/1/1/Shazam-Use-Image-Magick-with-Perlbrew-in-minutes


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-alien-imagemagick at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Alien-ImageMagick. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Alien::ImageMagick

You can also look for information at:


Copyright 2014 Jerome Eteve.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.