ImageMagick Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ImageMagick is a free and open-source cross-platform software suite for displaying, creating, converting, modifying, and editing raster images. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ImageMagick from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install ImageMagick Silently

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://imagemagick.org/script/download.php#windows
  2. Select the 32-bit EXE version of your choice
  3. Download the ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the ImageMagick Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:ImageMagick (32-bit)
Vendor:ImageMagick Studio LLC
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\ImageMagick-x.y.z\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\ImageMagick-x.y.z\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://imagemagick.org/script/download.php#windows
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/imagemagick-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://imagemagick.org/script/download.php#windows
  2. Select the 64-bit EXE version of your choice
  3. Download the ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the ImageMagick Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:ImageMagick (64-bit)
Vendor:ImageMagick Studio LLC
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\ImageMagick-x.y.z\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://imagemagick.org/script/download.php#windows
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/imagemagick-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an ImageMagick Installation Log File

The ImageMagick installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\ImageMagick32-Install.log"

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\ImageMagick64-Install.log"

Change the ImageMagick Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing ImageMagick to “C:\ImageMagick”

ImageMagick 32-bit (EXE)

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /DIR="C:\ImageMagick" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

ImageMagick 64-bit (EXE)

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /DIR="C:\ImageMagick" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the ImageMagick Desktop Shortcut During Install

The ImageMagick installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktop_icon

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktop_icon

Do Not Add Application Directory to your System Path

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No System Path

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!modifypath

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No System Path

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!modifypath

Do Not Install FFmpeg

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) without FFmpeg

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!install_ffmpeg

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) without FFmpeg

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!install_ffmpeg

Associate Supported File Extensions with ImageMagick

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Associated Extensions

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=associate_extensions

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Associated Extensions

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=associate_extensions

Install Legacy Utilities (e.g. convert)

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Legacy Support

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=legacy_support

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Legacy Support

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=legacy_support

Install Development Headers and Libraries for C and C++

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Development Headers and Libraries for C and C++

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=install_devel

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Development Headers and Libraries for C and C++

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=install_devel

Install Perl Magick for Strawberry Perl

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Perl Magick for Strawberry Perl

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=install_perlmagick

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Perl Magick for Strawberry Perl

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=install_perlmagick

Install ImageMagickObject OLE Control for VBScript, Visual Basic, and WSH

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with ImageMagickObject OLE Control

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x86-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=install_magick_dll

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with ImageMagickObject OLE Control

ImageMagick-x.y.z-x64-x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=install_magick_dll

How to Uninstall ImageMagick Silently

Check out the ImageMagick Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\ImageMagick-x.y.z\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

ImageMagick 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\ImageMagick-x.y.z\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

ImageMagick 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\ImageMagick-x.y.z\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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