What would you consider large image manipulation? In my case, it won't resize an image 1 Meg in size. This might be unrelated to the issue at the start of this thread. But I wasn't sure if I should start a new thread. It sounded similar.
I do have a ticket started. They told me to try the beta version, which I did. And that didn't fix it in my case.
My local testing server is set to 32 Meg file upload in the php.ini. Is that too low for a 1 Meg file to be resized?
It might be something I have set wrong in my insert form, but it works great for small files.