I recently installed Gallery 3.0.2 and am adding a few hundred photos. Some of them need a manual “rebuild” operation after the upload because Gallery reports that either the files or the thumbnails are oversized. This is fairly easy to remedy (using rebuild_items module) for most files but the problem shouldn’t be happening in the first place.
The files are all JPG, anywhere from 2MB to around 30. The failure to build doesn’t only occur with larger files. I can’t identify a pattern, it seems random. Some items rebuild but then seem to “go bad” again and need to be resized. Some images display fine but no thumbnail is generated for the album listing. This part is consistent, some items simply refuse to generate a thumbnail.
My inquiry to the Gallery forum about how to fix the problem this yielded these suggestions: [quote]a better host or
a better toolkit or
a smaller images or
smaller batches or
more resources or
more memory or
less ‘other’ processes at the same time or
From that response I’m guessing that when PHP fires up ImageMagick to do an operation that some server condition (memory or other resources as indicated above) might be causing ImageMagick to fail. Is there a log where such failures might be stored? Is there some standard environment or PHP setting that I should hit that will help?
For image processing, I’m using the stock ImageMagick 6.3.7 on the DH server, but can upgrade to the current 6.7.x if required (and if someone confirms this is stable and may fix the issue).
Anyone else running the same releases and having or not having these same issues?