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ImageMagick on PHP 8

PHP 8 now supports ImageMagick. Is there a way for me to update my PHP 8 installation so that it includes it?

Or will the ImageMagick compatible version of PHP 8 come baked into Local soon?

Hey @ddegner – Welcome to the Local Community Forums, and thanks for bringing this up!

Local doesn’t have an easy way to update the PHP service, but we do have some work lined up to improve our Lightning Services (the various server processes like PHP,MySQL,Nginx/Apache) and I’ve made a note to include adding Imagick with the PHP 8 work.

I don’t have an exact ETA for when this will be release, but in order to streamline communication, I’ve moved this topic to our “Feature Requests” category so that it can be up-voted to help determine the priority for getting this done!

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Issue Summary

Absence of Imagick causing plugin issues.

Troubleshooting Questions

As everyone is aware by now, Imagick is still NOT included in php 8.x for Local. I have come across a few major plugins, the most prominent being Imagify which no longer work on a local site due to the missing library.

Downgrading to PHP 7.x or below is not an option, and other posts on this forum are either outdated or do not provide a working answer. I’ve tried adding the Imagick dll manually, but to no avail.

Developers, please tell me if there is a reliable way to install/enable imagick for PHP 8.x

With newly installed Local 6.5.2 on Mac OS Catalina I have missing ImageMagick PHP module error in 7.* version line as well (7.3.5, 7.4.30).
It breaks some WordPress plugins and is a regression.

I’m on Linux Mint 21.1, using Local 6.6.0. Installed sites report no imagic module present. I installed imagemagic and php imagic systemwide and tried to add path to the module in php.ini.hbs file but no joy here unfortunately. Is there a way to add systemwide imageic module?