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Posted: 14 July 2008 11:24 AM
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Sometime ago I stumbled across Smart Image Resizer; an alternative to PHPthumb (which I sometimes have problems with not caching the images it creates).

Last evening was the first time I have had an opportunity to try this new script out but I’ve been unsuccessful in getting it to function.

I am wondering if anyone else has tried this and had success?

I’ve installed the script on my server and established a “imagecache” directory with the proper permissions as is indicated in the (somewhat limited) directions. I’ve followed the suggested syntax and all I seem to get is an error:

Error no image was specified

except for the fact the image does exist.

I’m not sure if this matters but I’m on a VPS working with the IP rather than the domain (but all my paths reflect this)...or…maybe I’m just missing a very basic step?

Anyone ever use this?

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Michael Rubens | hothousegraphix
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. - Charles Mingus

 
Posted: 14 July 2008 02:28 PM   [ # 1 ]   [ Rating: 0 ]
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Just to answer my question, after exchanging info with one of the authors, it seems the script has a minimum requirement of php 5.1 on up. This is now stated on the site as a requirement but it wasn’t yesterday - ha.

Anyway, needless to say, my VPS is not running 5.0 yet…so, I’ll have to wait.

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Michael Rubens | hothousegraphix
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. - Charles Mingus