Re-iterating what took too long (couple of hours) to pinpoint and solve. Getting ImageMagick (Imagick) installed on XAMPP 1.7.3 has it right there and clear, If you want to get Imagick installed on XAMPP 1.7.3, you’d need to: Install the LATEST OFFICIAL version of ImageMagick from http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#windows . (I first tried installing the one from http://image_magick.veidrodis.com/image_magick/binaries/ specified in the post above, didn’t work Read more...