ImageMagick port outdated

Uli Wienands wienands at
Sun Sep 27 23:20:49 UTC 2020

Being curious, and just having received my first .HEIC image ever (form 
a guy with an iPhone), I upgraded ImageMagic to the present version 
(worked) and then tried it: It failed. Here are the call & the error 

macbook-pro:Pictures uli$ convert IMG_3160.HEIC img_3160.png
convert: unable to load module 
`/opt/local/lib/ImageMagick-6.9.11/modules-Q16/coders/': file not 
found @ error/module.c/OpenModule/1315.
convert: no decode delegate for this image format `HEIC' @ 
convert: no images defined `img_3160.png' @ 

The weird thing is that 
/opt/local/lib/ImageMagick-6.9.11/modules-Q16/coders/ actually 
exists, and so are the four related libraries in /opt/local/bin: 
/opt/local/lib/libheif.1.dylib /opt/local/lib/libheif.a    
/opt/local/lib/libheif.dylib /opt/local/lib/

So, what could be amiss?


On 9/25/20 8:00 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Sep 25, 2020, at 10:40, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
>> I was seeking for a means to convert Apples new HEIC/HEIF format to more traditional formats and I always remembered  ImageMagick being a good choice for that.
>> Unfortunately the macports version is quite outdated.
>> 6.9.11-29
>> vs. 7.0.10-30 being the latest.
>> How can I get a newer version via macports?
> Since I'm the maintainer of the ImageMagick port I should probably respond.
> The ImageMagick port currently follows ImageMagick 6. As such, it is not very outdated. It's at version 6.9.11-29 and the current version is 6.9.11-30. I update the port several times a month, as seen here:
> We should offer ImageMagick 7 in addition to ImageMagick 6 but I have not begun work on doing that. Since ImageMagick 6 will be supported until 2027 I have not felt an urgency to work on that.
> Our ImageMagick 6 port is supposed to support HEIC/HEIF. If it's not working for you, show us what you're doing, what result you're getting, and what result you were expecting to get.

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