Avatar upload white screen on some images

I am having issues when users upload a profile avatar.  Some images cause a white screen when uploading and never upload while other images upload fine.  I have no clue on where to start with this issue. I tried modifying the upload avatar code to try different ways to save the icon but the same images cause issues.  Anyone ever experience this?  I tried with the same image here at elgg.org and the image uploaded fine as my avatar. Im using elgg 2.3