How To Install vips on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install vips on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update vips as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install libvips-tools
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install libvips-tools

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is vips and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install vips on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install vips on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install vips using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install libvips-tools

Install vips on CentOS 8 using yum

Because vips is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install vips package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install libvips-tools

How to upgrade (update) a single package vips using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like vips in this example you should use the following command:

yum update libvips-tools

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade libvips-tools

How to Upgrade vips on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update libvips-tools

How To remove vips from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the vips package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove libvips-tools

Extra info and code examples

VIPS is an image processing system designed with efficiency in mind. It is good with large images (ones that larger than the amount of RAM in your machine), and for working with colour. It can perform many image manipulation tasks much faster than other packages such as ImageMagick and the GIMP and includes some special features such as creating single "mosaic" images from multiple parts. VIPS consists of two main components: an image processing library with some command-line tools and a spreadsheet-like graphical user interface. The graphical interface is available in the nip2 package. This package includes several command-line utilities that make it possible to use some vips functionality from shell scripts or the command line.


You now have a full guide on how to install vips using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the vips from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install vips on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install vips on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install vips on Kali Linux

How To Install vips on Debian 11

How To Install vips on Fedora 34

How To Install vips on CentOS 8