[Elgg 1.5-1.12 & 2.X - 4.X: Tidypics] v1.6.4

Release Notes

The newest version of the Tidypics Photo Gallery.

For list of features, go to the Tidypics Group

Changes from 1.6.3

  • Slideshow (added by Torsten)
  • Bug fixes
  • Improved watermarking
  • Added plugin hooks for overriding watermarking and slideshow

Our tracker list is here: http://code.google.com/p/tidypics/issues/list  It includes bug reports and feature requests.


New Install

  1. FTP code
  2. enable plugin
  3. go to Tidypics Administration page
  4. save your settings


Server Analysis - find off settings page. Some documentation in docs directory on how to use this

Want images on your front page? see tidypics/lib/tidypics.php

White screen - probably not enough memory allocated to PHP

Uploaded images giving up question marks - that's an issue with your image processing library (GD, ImageMagick, imagick extension) - check your server error log for more information

  • I am not able to see tag a photo in any of the photo...using elgg 1.6.1.can anyone had idea about why i am not able to see tag a photo in any of the photo? Waiting for the help!! These are the server analysis,

    PHP version
    Elgg requires the GD extension to be loaded

    IMagick PHP extension

    Required for ImageMagick command line

    Memory Available to PHP
    Change memory_limit to increase

    Memory Used to Load This Page
    7.68 MB
    This is approximately the minimum per page

    Max File Upload Size
    5.00 MB Max size of an uploaded image

    Max Post Size
    8.00 MB
    Max post size = sum of images + html form

    Max Input Time
    60 s
    Time script waits for upload to finish

    Max Execution Time
    30 s
    Max time a script will run

    GD imagejpeg

    GD imagepng

    GD imagegif


  • You might have the same problem like me, just activate "short opening tags" in your php.ini or set

    <?= elgg_echo('tidypics:tagthisphoto') ?>


    <?php echo elgg_echo('tidypics:tagthisphoto') ?>

  • Thanks Dahaniel,

    I changed the above code which you told me as well as i also try to change settings in php.ini to short_open_tag = On and still i could not see tag this photo in my every photos...

  • Hi everyone,

    and thank you very much for this plugin, really great for my site (at its first steps..)

    I have a question I couldn't find an answer anywhere in the forums:

    Is it possible to create an album (I'd like to do it with group albums) that gathers automatically every photo uploaded with a specific tag (i.e., all the photos tagge "cat")? It's something like creating an album with all the photos being tagged with a spciefic user, but this sould work with tags created by the album/group creator.

    Thank you very much


  • @francescomda - if you click on a tag, you will get a list of photos with that tag. You could write a plugin that collects all photos tagged with something and that belong to a group and then display that.

  • Hey Team


    Been a while since I been round here and I just updated my elgg site to 1.6.1 and also 1.6.4 or Tidy Pics and I gotta say it has come a long way! Thanks for all the hard work all of you have dedicated to this. Can't wait to see what the future holds...

  • Thank you.. unfortunately I'm not very good with php code and still far from the possibility to create plug-in by myself, but this could be a good occasion to try.

    Anyway, you gave me a good cue!

  • Great plugin guys.

    A little bug I seem to have found: If I tag a photo and then later delete the tag, the photo itsefl loses the tag, but underneath the photo the tag is retained. Anyway to avoid this?

  • @Trajan - is fixed for next release

  • hello. tidypics is the best. Btw, how photo tagging works ? I already enabled photo tagging from the tidypics admin. But I could tag a photo.

    Is there any configuration ?

  • agus - could be a short tag issue as was discussed back in the earlier comments. There should not be any other configuration that checking the box for tagging.

  • Does the image view counter have a limit of 9999 views? I hit this limit on a few images and am trying to fix this problem.


    Page in question [NSFW]:



    Any help is appreciated.

  • Hi:

    I'm havinbg trouble with this plugin.  It seems to load fine and I can create an album but when I upload a file to the album, I get a "HTTP - 500 Internal Server Error" and the URL in the browser is:


    Can anybody suggest what's causing this?



  • @Raaaj - yes, there is a limit of 9999 views (it records the other views but they don't display). The problem is in the Elgg engine. Maybe it will be fixed in Elgg 1.7

  • @SeanF - if you are using IE as your browser, it will display a 500 error if no data is returned. This generally happens with a fatal php error. Your best bet is to edit your .htaccess file and set display errors to 1 and then try again. This will write the error to the browser screen at least.

  • im using 1.6.4version. i'm having a problem when viewing slideshow, no photo display on the slideshow and also the photo tagging.  it doesnt appear the link if you would like to tag the photo or not..

    im using windows server... 


    any inputs what was the cause of this problem..

    Thank you

  • ok! i found out the main problem about tagging the photo! its about the php code..

    The original code

    <?= elgg_echo('tidypics:deletetag') ? >


    <?php echo  elgg_echo('tidypics:deletetag') ?>


    LOLX ahahahaha!!







  • Have a strange trouble on this plugin.

    On a standard theme everything works perfect.

    On my theme there is such a shite:


    The most strange is that this happens only on a production server and everythig works well on a home server.

    The difference between home and production server is that the theme has been created for a 1.5.1 version of TidyPics. Right after theme creation I installed it to a production server and have found such trouble. I upgraded TidyPics on my home server from 1.5.1 to 1.6.4 in order to test and find some solution but I didnt get such trouble at home.

    Please give me an idea where to dig now.

    thank you in advance!

  • @Zmood, Can you tell me is this the same code need to chanfed or any other thing...I am using windows server 2003 and not able to see link for tag a photo...

  • Hi, is there any way of extending the metadata of each image/gallery in an easy way? I have version 1.5.1 and it just has "Title" and "Tags". I would like to put, for example: description, style, date,...

  • Is there a way or any modification that lets my user grab photos from facebook and any other sites?

    just like the way izap_video grab video from youtube...

  • @ghernandezc - You would have to change the forms, action, and display code.

  • @shadypipz - if facebook has an API for that, it would be possible for someone to create code to do that

  • @Tidypics Team - Thanks a lot, I have been playing with it this morning, lets see what I can do. Thanks!


  • is this your first install? if yes, go to tidy pics administration and hit the save button first. the try uploading the image again


  • Category: Photos and Images
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2022-10-10
  • Downloads: 144094
  • Recommendations: 232

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