My application needs to call 'convert' - http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl1_convert.htm

But its not present on my redhat system. How / what do I install?

4 Answers 4


convert is part of the package ImageMagick; try sudo yum install ImageMagick (or other privilege escalation method as appropriate to your system).


Next time you need a command like this you can figure out what package to install by running something like yum whatprovides '*/convert'.

  • Heh, beat me to it!
    – Gaius
    Oct 26, 2010 at 12:08
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    does apt-get have something like this? (whatprovides)
    – Dannid
    Jan 25, 2016 at 20:34

To install convert try package manager. Convert is part of ImageMagick package, convert is one of utilities.

Under Debian is possible use

sudo dpkg --install imagemagick


sudo apt-get install imagemagick

It is about 419 MB of space.

  • The question was about a redhat system and not debian.
    – deagh
    Feb 3, 2015 at 16:08
  • I'm sorry for spam and missunderstand. To install convert under redhat is better use yum or rpm, I guess.
    – user3.1415
    Feb 5, 2015 at 14:34

For the installation in Fedora 27 from the terminal:

sudo yum install ImageMagick -y

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