Can you pass me webmaster account on your site
what CHMOD on subdirectory galleries ?
and the dimension of the picture width&height in pixel?
and what ist your "memory_limit", your Server RAM
the file size of the compressed jpg does not matter, in the server ram a picture is a uncompressed bitmap, it takes about 5 megabyte ram for a picture with 1000x1000 pixels (GD memory usage with true color/jpg pictures )
Knowing the width and height in pixels will help a lot. 32MB of memory is not much and is easily consumed by GD to resize the photo. It all depends on the dimensions of your photo (and not on the filesize in bytes)
In case you want to give another try, increase the memory_limit to 128M in your php.ini file.
This is seriously hampering my business and am now likely to move to a different platform as I can't spend so much time solving this issue.
Great software but not quite ready for neophytes like me!
different platform = another galerie script? will not work, because the limitation of the GD lib has nothing to to with the galerie script, every galeriscript which use GD will have this problem
you need more RAM (32mb is very small, today) or access to imagemagick
if increase the memory_limit to 128M in your php.ini file not work, you must ask your hoster for more ram (or change the hoster)
last solution: scale down your pictures locally to max 2500*2000px width/height
(the filesize doesn´t matter, only important for bandwith/traffic)