Generating label images with ImageMagick fails

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ImageMagick allows to create labels, with the label: argument.
A command example can be found at

  convert -background lightblue -fill blue \
          -font Candice -pointsize 72 label:Anthony \

In RHEL7, this command fails with an error message, stating convert: not authorized, as below.

[user@host ~]$ convert -background lightblue -fill blue \
> -font /usr/share/fonts/liberation/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf -pointsize 72 label:RHEL-7 \
> label.png
convert: not authorized `RHEL-7' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/454.
convert: no images defined `label.png' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3046.
[user@host ~]$ echo $?
[user@host ~]$


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • ImageMagick

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