2 years ago

Using Imagemagick with MAMP Pro (and TYPO3)

Category: Webdev

If you are developing websites and webapplications with TYPO3 and you are using OSX / Mac then you probably have gone through a lot of hurdles installing the Image Manipulation Tool Imagemagick - it is necessary in order for TYPO3 to resize, create, crop and manipulate jpeg, gif and other graphic files on the serverside. I had problems installing / updating Imagemagick with every major OSX release, so I was happy when the last major version of MAMP Pro was released – it now finally contained the Imagemagick Components within MAMP. Downside: There is no documentation about where this component is placed so TYPO3 cannot access / run it. I found out a few days ago that in MAMP PRO the binaries are located in

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/

If installed through the terminal (or via homebrew) usually they are located in

/usr/local/bin/

So you simply point TYPO3's install tool to his new directory (and uncomment the

extension=imagick.so

in the php.ini, around line 540) and then Imagemagick does it's job like a charm again (don't forget to restart MAMP after that..)

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