[Elgg 1.5-1.12 & 2.X - 4.X: Tidypics] v1.6.5

Release Notes

The newest version of the Tidypics Photo Gallery.

For list of features, go to the Tidypics Group

Changes from 1.6.4

  • Bug fixes
  • Danish and French transaltions added (thanks Fx Nion and erikernstm)
  • Better plugin hooks for lightboxes and slideshows
  • Developers: Added container_guid parameter to tp_list_entities()

Not yet: photo ordering, flash uploader

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

Upgrade - copy over files and refresh view cache (turn plugin off and then on)


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 able to delete other images. This one for some reason never generated a thumbnail and cannot be deleted. It remains there as a ghostly question mark.

    The file was an image, this I'm sure of, because I uploaded the very same image a few minutes later. You can see it on the screenshot, the photo of a green foresty landscape.  Also, the ghost image resides in the data folder, as seen with my FTP client, though it has no corresponding thumbnail.

    When I click on the ghost's "download image" link, a 2.2k sized file is downloaded, named "qlZF0rqp.jpg.part".

    How do I remove this ghost image?

  • Hi, excelent work, I love this module =)

    I made some spelling corrections in spanish translation file.  How do I let you get it? (this is my first attempt of contributing).


  • xenu - sounds like it was a bad upload if the name of the file is qlZF0rqp.jpg.part. If the delete code will not work, there aren't a lot of options. It'll require some looks into the database. Do you have phpMyAdmin or something similar? Write down the guid of the image. Go to the entities table in your database and check what the owner_guid is on the image.

  • emdagon - the best way to do this is to go here: http://code.google.com/p/tidypics/issues/list

    Create a ticket and attach the new file. Thanks!

  • I found the ghost photo's database entry using phpmyadmin.

    The values for type, subtype, owner_guid, site_guid... etc, were all the same across the column.

    Deleting the db entry solved the issue, however I am concerned what will happen when down the road when I have more users.

    I switched to imagemagick processing. Do you think that will enhance stability ?

  • Done! I just submitted a new issue (104) with my spelling corrections in the file attached...

    Good luck!

  • @xenu - no one has ever reported your problem before so it seems unlikely to happen. Without knowing what went wrong, I cannot comment on what caused it or how to prevent it. Knowing the actual values of type, subtype, and owner_guid would have helped.

    @emdagon - thanks!

  • What a great plugin and well supported.

    However I have a problem with imagemagick. Had massive arguments with my host, saying it has been installed and is working. But I have tried every path in the book (and paths supplied by the host!). It always says "Disabled".

    I have run a test.php:

    echo "<pre>";
    system("convert -version");
    echo "</pre>";
    ?> and ran it to get:
    Version: ImageMagick 6.4.8 2010-01-07 Q16 OpenMP http://www.imagemagick.org
    Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2009 ImageMagick Studio LLC
    So why cannot Tidypics settings pick this up! Any help please.

  • @Deejayh - there is a command line version of ImageMagick and there is a php extension imagick. The test in the server analysis is for the php extension. This should be explained in the documentation provided with Tidypics.

  • Great plugin and is coming in very useful. Is there a way to set up categories for users to submit pictures into? Maybe the admin sets up albums and the users have to upload pictures to these.

  • TidyPics Team,

    I also am looking for exactly what Tommo is, a drop down select to tage photos with certain categories on my sites, but also you not possible....hmmm

    Anoth BIG, HUGE, MONSTER, improvement would be to have a one page upload screen with simple 'album title' (no fancy editor) the 10 upload selects and in my case drop down list of categories under the simple title. This could then be easy to setup on a Iphone or Google phone app.

    It's okay to dream isn't it?


  • No, as in no, tidypics does not have the ability to do categories right now. But tidypics is open source with a public repository and we have a willingness to cooperate with other developers.  

  • Hi,

    a user added a new album and uploaded a picture to this album without giving this album a name. There are two entries in the river informing that the album has been created and that the picture has been added. The river entries show no link to the album, but only to the picture.

    The problem is that the unnamed album doesn't show in the "All site photo album" list and also not in the user's albums list. I could delete the picture, but most probably the empty album will remain. It seems I have no chance to delete this album.

    Is it possible to prevent the creation of a photo album that has no name?

  • @Tidypics Team

    How would I be able to set the compression level of images? Is this possible? If so could you please point out the file and lines of code?

    I'd like to have my images be as compressed as possible, while still looking good (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) and also conserve as much bandwidth as possible.

    TIA :-)

  • @Tidypics Team

    To be more specific, I use imagemagick, but for those that us GD... I guess providing details for both would be best.

    When I say compress, I mean quality.  If TidyPics is already reducing the quality or compressing the images, could you please point that out in the code.

    TIA :-)


  • @Tidypics Team

    the same user managed it for a second time to upload a picture to an unnamed newly created album. I don't know how he managed it as I was not able to create an album without giving it a name. It seems there is some kind of a loophole open that can damage the integrity of the photo section. The problem is that the album can get deleted easily. Only by entering the guid in the address bar it's accessible.

    Any idea what he does wrong?

  • HI everyone , i want to allow use to upload flash one elgg .I use CKeditor plugin but it not working

  • Downloaded 1.6.5 twice... but I get " mis configured plugin" when trying to enable it :(  Any idea?

  • iionly - perhaps the title was an html tag that was stripped out. Will take a look at this.

  • @Tidypics Team:

    Thanks for looking at this. I tried to get more information from this user and asked him to describe me what he did when it went wrong. Unfortunately, he couldn't tell me much details. He tried to add the pictures to an existing album. Strangely enough, it works sometimes. He used the Google Chrome browser while uploading pictures. He told me that sometimes the upload takes a very long time and apparently fails. I don't know if this is due to any upload settings. The upload limit in tidypics is 5 MB (default setting) and the maximum allowed upload on the server is 30 MB. Even the size of all pictures he tried to upload in one go summed up is much smaller than 5 MB. The problem with the unnamed albums only occured with this user. All others have no problem even when they upload several pictures at once.


  • Has the TidyPics team ever looked at Plogger ( http://www.plogger.org/ )? I mention it, because they have a nice system in place, where you can upload a zip, the software will unpack it, and then create thumbnails. Then you label all of your photos.  Maybe someone from the TidyPics team could do an install of that, take a look at the code and come up with something slick like this, which would work for Elgg.  ...Just an idea.

  • @iionly - If your server connection or your user's connection is slow, you may exceed the timeout length on your php script. There is some discussion of this in the Tidypics documentation.

  • @Yakiv - I think a flash uploader would be a more useful option than uploading a zip file. Zipping photos doesn't save any bandwidth and it would take more effort to create the zip file than to select the files for upload. It is certainly possibily for someone to write an extension to Tidypics that takes zip files. 


  • Category: Photos and Images
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2022-10-10
  • Downloads: 144942
  • Recommendations: 231

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