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Problems Uploading Large Image Files

Thread began 5/02/2012 9:13 am by joshuadunaway434873 | Last modified 5/02/2012 11:27 am by Josh Dunaway | 1317 views | 4 replies |


Problems Uploading Large Image Files

Up front I want to say that my both POST and Upload File Sizes are set to 32M in my PHP.ini file.

That being said, I can upload images roughly 2mb or less with no problem. The temporary file is created and then renamed to the original file name on the server, and everything is great.

Once I try to upload anything larger, it succeeds in uploading it, but it creates a temp file like "5d379b1cdb540ae2f4707f6396add8c7_tmp.JPG" and instead of renaming the file to it's original filename, it just removes the _tmp suffix and that results in the image being named "5d379b1cdb540ae2f4707f6396add8c7.JPG". The image then doesn't show up on the site because the filename that's added to the database is the original filename and therefore doesn't match the name on the server.

This ONLY happens with the large files. And I'm actually trying to resize them to 300px wide with the uploader. Here's my sample code for the uploader:

// WA_UploadResult1 Params Start
$WA_UploadResult1_Params = array();
// WA_UploadResult1_1 Start
$WA_UploadResult1_Params["WA_UploadResult1_1"] = array(
'UploadFolder' => "../files/staff/",
'FileName' => "[FileName]",
'DefaultFileName' => "",
'ResizeType' => "2",
'ResizeWidth' => "300",
'ResizeHeight' => "120",
'ResizeFillColor' => "#FFFFFF" );
// WA_UploadResult1_1 End
// WA_UploadResult1 Params End
WA_DFP_UploadFiles("WA_UploadResult1", "photo_staff", "2", "[NewFileName]_[Increment]", "JPG:100", $WA_UploadResult1_Params);

Thanks in advance!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this is a problem with the memory limit on the server. resizing the images takes quite a bit of memory from the server to accomplish.

Most likely, if you turned on error reporting, you would see an error about the server memory limit being exceeded.

you may be able to increase the memory available to PHP scripts by adding the following code at line 1:



however, the host may have this setting locked down so it cannot be changed.

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Josh Dunaway

You sir, are awesome! Thank you so much for your help and for the super-fast response!

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How did you fix it

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Josh Dunaway

I just updated the server's maximum memory limit like Jason mentioned above. I was able to get by with adjusting the it to 64M (it was originally at 32M). It works beautifully now, even on an image that was 5.6MB. It now uploads and automatically resizes the image down to 300px and maintains the correct filename.

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