Originally Posted by Brian
If you didn't see an image next to that setting then there's a 99% chance you don't have GD installed. If you have root access to the server and are going to have to install an image program anyways, I might recommend ImageMagick
instead. It has a lot more capabilities and is just better than GD in general.
I have complete control of this server... Completely mine to do with how I see fit (or in this case how others guide me).. So you would recommend not bothering with GD at all anyway? I will check that out.. Thanks..
Originally Posted by mrdatalife
i was testing gallery rc2 on my win box without any problems.
i assume you have a recent version of php...
for gd in windows, you'll need to edit the php.ini file and remove the commentor (";")for the gd extension. easy as that.
also, when setting your paths, be sure to use forward slashes. ie. c:/inetpub/wwwroot/gallery/files
then to set the permissions, go to properties for the given folder and select permissions. from there, you can selectively set who can/cannot read/write/etc.
windows does not have a chmod function.
hope that helps ya.
in c:\winnt\php.ini, there is this line.. ';extension=php_gd2.dll'.. You say just change it to 'extension=php_gd2.dll' This php_gd2.dll does not exist on the server anywhere. So I cannot move it from the extras..
I assume I can download this from the previous links you provided, and if not, I am sure I will find it.. If I do go with GD, would I just place this file in the C:\php folder???
But with all that said.. SHOULD I just go to ImageMagick??
Thanks for your help people.. It seems as though there may yet be hope