MagickCore-config - Man Page

get information about the installed version of ImageMagick



The MagickCore-config utility prints the compiler and linker flags required to compile and link programs that use the ImageMagick Core Application Programmer Interface.

The following options are available:

--cppflags, --cflags, --cxxflags

Print the compiler flags that are needed to find the ImageMagick(1) C include files and defines to ensure that the ImageMagick data structures match between your program and the installed libraries.

--prefix, --exec-prefix

Print the directory under which target specific binaries and executables are installed.

--ldflags, --libs

Print the linker flags that are needed to link with the ImageMagick(1) library.


Print the version of the ImageMagick(1) distribution to standard output.


Print the path where the ImageMagick(1) coder modules are installed.


Print the path where the ImageMagick(1) filter modules are installed.


To print the version of the installed distribution of ImageMagick use:

MagickCore-config --version

To compile a program that calls the ImageMagick(1) Application Programmer Interface, use:

cc `MagickCore-config --cppflags --ldflags` program.c

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ImageMagick is licensed with a derived Apache license 2.0. See for more details.


The ImageMagick suite and this manual page where written by Cristy, ImageMagick Studio LLC <>.

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July 13, 2015