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09-22-2008, 09:47 PM
Installed pixelpost yesterday, and everything went along fine. but im having trouble generating thumbs and resizing the images.
Both images and thumbnails folder have chmod 775, and the path to them is as described in other posts, ../images/ and ../thumbnails/
The addons are installed as told in their readme's (Auto Resize Addon (Special Edition), Pixelpost Thumbs Re-generator)
09-23-2008, 06:32 AM
Try chmod 777 instead of 775
09-23-2008, 03:19 PM
09-23-2008, 06:16 PM
Do you have GD-lib installed on the server?
09-23-2008, 10:57 PM
GD-lib is installed as well. i manage to make 1 thumb between my many tries. same with resizing, just 1time. ill uninstall it and try once more. ill post the progress (but in the right forum noticed the sticky after my post. sorry)
09-24-2008, 09:01 PM
very weird. i made a new installation of pixelpost at my mothers house (using their PC), everything worked fine. resizing and thumbnails worked as a charm. but now when im home i started to upload files with my MAC, and nothing works, i run the latest firefox on it, OSX Leopard (which i dont think matter, maybe the browser.)
09-24-2008, 09:06 PM
tried to upload on my PC as well. everything works fine.
what to do? i use MAC. is it that pixelpost dont work well with safari and firefox(mac version). really dont like the thought of installing IE on my mac.
need to add that, when everything is working a green table appears at the top(under the navigation) that says the image was uploaded sucessfully etc. but on the mac it doesnt say anything, it only shows the navlinks and it says Done in the statusbar.
09-25-2008, 01:31 AM
I use a Mac, and use both Firefox & Safari, and have no problems.
09-25-2008, 08:26 PM
so there's nothing to do?
09-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Can you upload photos to the Pixelpost demo site without problems?
09-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Nope :( but it works like a charm on the pc.
09-26-2008, 03:15 AM
What happened when you tried uploading to the demo site? Did you get any errors? Are you sure you were uploading a JPG image? (not a PSD, TIFF, etc.)
09-26-2008, 05:28 PM
nothing happens, it says done in the statusbar and the only thing that shows after that is the links in the header of the page.
and yes it was an jpg
09-27-2008, 09:26 PM
reinstalled my mac to factory defaults today(no apps installed on it yet), and same problem. cant upload picture.
what os and version are you running jaywilliams?
09-28-2008, 01:53 AM
I'm running Leopard 10.5.5. But Pixelpost worked fine on Tiger too. In fact it should work perfectly on any standards compliant browser.
09-28-2008, 11:22 AM
is there any other thiings that need to be done? settings etc?
09-28-2008, 09:03 PM
ok so now i have managed to upload pictures at least, but it wont generate any thumbs or resize them for me.
09-29-2008, 05:42 AM
Have you tried contacting your hosting company?
09-29-2008, 11:53 AM
no i have not. not sure what to ask for since it works excellent on the pc. figured it must be a mac issue.
i have screenshots of every step of the installation if that would help a bit. can load them on my site.
09-29-2008, 01:55 PM
here's the screenshots.
09-29-2008, 02:28 PM
talked to my host and they said it wouldnt be serverrelated. but they mentioned the ammount of memory that was for the imageprocessing. it was 12mb.
it works to upload images, but it wont resize them or make thumbnails.
09-30-2008, 10:05 AM
you can use .htaccess to try to increase memory. Or upload smaller pictures.
09-30-2008, 04:14 PM
have not tried the .htacess trick, tried images that were 128kb, it worked well.
how do i increase the memory in .htacess?
09-30-2008, 10:06 PM
after some testing i come to the conclusion that it have to be a memory issue on the server not wp or my computer.
Tried with pictures below 150kb worked well, then below 850kb ok to, under 1mb ok. went up to 1.6mb, all failed.
and the ones i want to use (the ones exported from aperture is around 1.4-1.6mb).
Also talked to my host, they only have 16mb per user acount. not sure if they will increase it.
But do i really need more? i could edit them more in Photoshop before upload (resize them a bit, now they are at 3504x2332 pixels).
10-01-2008, 12:02 AM
Personally, I prefer resizing my photos in Photoshop before uploading them to Pixelpost, that way I can use the Unsharp Mask filter to get the perfect amount of sharpness. Not to mention the smaller file sizes = less time uploading.
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