ImageMagick Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to ImageMagick for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is XnConvert. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GraphicsMagick or pngquant. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ImageMagick and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ImageMagick are Phatch (Free, Open Source), G'MIC (Free, Open Source), Gifsicle (Free, Open Source) and Converseen (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 2021

    1. XnConvert is an easy image converter for graphic files, photos and images available on Windows, MacOSX and Linux. It supports more than 400 file formats (jpeg, tiff, png, gif, camera raw, jpeg2000, WebP, OpenEXR, ...).
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    2. GraphicsMagick is the swiss army knife of image processing. Comprised of 282K physical lines (according to David A.
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      GraphicsMagick vs ImageMagick opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GraphicsMagick is a great alternative to ImageMagick.
      command line based and does many of the same functions as ImageMagick. The command line interface is easier to understand then ImageMagick and it is extremely fast.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago


    3. pngquant is a command-line utility and a library for lossy compression of PNG images.
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    4. Phatch is an user friendly, cross-platform Photo Batch Processor and Exif Renamer with a nice graphical user interface. Phatch handles all popular image formats and can duplicate (sub)folder hierarchies.


      Last code commit in 2010, latest release from 2014.

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    5. G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing, distributed under the CeCILL free software licenses (LGPL-like and/or GPL-compatible).
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      G'MIC vs ImageMagick opinions
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      It isn't better than Imagemagick, but it's an extremely powerful tool and unlike IM it can be installed into GIMP, making it more powerful than Photoshop.
      Positive comment 8 months ago


    6. Gifsicle is a command-line tool for creating, editing, and getting information about GIF images and animations. Making a GIF animation with gifsicle is easy. Some more gifsicle features: Batch mode for changing GIFs in place.
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    7. Converseen is a free cross-platform batch image processor for Windows and Linux that allows you to convert, resize, rotate and flip an infinite number of images with a mouse click.


      Installation without activation key works showing different dangerous 3rd party softwares (bloatware, spyware, etc.). Avast Antivirus detected at least 3 different kind of viruses (or potentially viruses/dangerous software).

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    8. NConvert is a powerful command line multi-platform batch image processor with more than 80 commands. Compatible with 500 image formats. Features Extensive Toolset Metadata Editing. Transforms: Rotate, Crop, Resize, ...
    9. SharpShot is a multi-platform picture editing software. It is meant for people who think Adobe Photoshop or .


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0.1, released in January 2012, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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    10. libvips is a demand-driven, horizontally threaded image processing library. Compared to similar libraries, libvips runs quickly and uses little memory. libvips is licensed under the LGPL 2.1+.
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