Additional Tools Installation

Pimcore uses some 3rd party applications for certain functionalities, such as video transcoding (FFMPEG), image optimization (advpng, cjpeg, ...), and many others. For a full list of additional tools required or recommended for Pimcore, please visit Pimcore System Requirements.

The installation of some of the tools is covered in this guide and should work at least on every Debian based Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, ...). For other Linux distributions you might have to adopt some commands to your platform-specific environment, but we try to use as many statically linked software as possible, that can be used on any x64 Linux platform.

It's important that all tools (incl. composer) are added to the $PATH env. variable, so that Pimcore is able to find the executables. If you're not able to control the $PATH variable, you can also manually configure the paths for each application.


Please visit the official install guide for Composer:


Please keep in mind that many Linux/GNU distributions ship FFMPEG only with free codecs, so they do not support commonly used video codecs such as mpeg4 and many others.

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

LibreOffice, pdftotext, Inkscape, ...

apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-script-provider-python libreoffice-math xfonts-75dpi poppler-utils inkscape libxrender1 libfontconfig1 ghostscript

Wkhtmltoimage / Wkhtmltopdf

Please visit:

Image Optimizers


wget -O /usr/local/bin/zopflipng
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/zopflipng


wget -O /usr/local/bin/pngcrush
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/pngcrush


wget -O /usr/local/bin/jpegoptim
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/jpegoptim


wget -O /usr/local/bin/pngout
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/pngout


wget -O /usr/local/bin/advpng
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/advpng


wget -O /usr/local/bin/cjpeg
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/cjpeg

SQIP / SVG Placeholder

Though not stricly a Image Optimizer, SQIP is a SVG-based implementation of the Low Quality Image Placeholders (LQIP) technique, that need some Image-Processing tools to be installed - and therefore their installation is described here.

I'm assuming you've NodeJS up and running using either npm or yarn as package manager.

Install SQIP globally:

# with npm
npm install -g sqip
# or with yarn
yarn global add sqip

This should install sqip somewhere in your path.

Since SQIP requires Primitive - which is written in Go - you need that set-up also.

Then run

go get -u

Usually that should install the binary to /usr/lib/go/bin/primitive - which may not be in your path. I prefer to add a symlink:

cd /usr/local/bin
ln -s /usr/lib/go/bin/primitive


apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl


Install webp for WebP-Support

apt-get install webp