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All paths are valid. No question about it!
I have done a chmod -R 777 on the data and upload dirs
When you load the gallery, it loads the filename as described instead of the photo. However, if you right click on the file name you get the properties and it shows the valid path to the file.
here is where it gets tricky.
If you cut and paste the url from the image properties you get an apache forbiden message.
here is a sample:
I go into the dirs and the file is there. Any suggestions?