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[RESOLVED] Post-processing of the image failed. If this is a photo or a large image, please scale it down to 2500 pixels and upload it again.

There are few things more frustrating than working on a web design and wanting to add an image to your page and you get an error!

ERROR  “Post-processing of the image failed. If this is a photo or a large image, please scale it down to 2500 pixels and upload it again.”

You kinda get a sinking feeling in your stomach and you think to yourself, “What now!”.

Not to worry, I went to “settings”, “Media” and changed my large image size to 2100 x 2100 which should easily have covered the size of the image I was trying to upload. To my surprise, the error persisted. I though perhaps there was a problem with the post page I was trying to import the image through so I tried importing the image from the control panel Media option. Again I received the same error.

My concern grew a little more. I had experienced this problem before but not recently so I scratched my head trying to remember what the fix was. Well it wasn’t forth coming so I jumped onto Google and searched for the error. I got a list of results and the most promising one seemed to be a post by WEBSITESSELLER.

[SOLVED] Post-processing of the image failed. If this is a photo or a large image, please scale it down to 2500 pixels and upload it again.

He mentions two possible fixes in his post so I tried the simplest one first.

“Install the “Disable “BIG Image” Threshold” plugin, provided by Jonathan Desrosiers ( Many thanks to you, Jonathan ). You can search the plugin in your Admin Dashboard area -> Plugins, or download it from here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/disable-big-image-threshold/”

I was disappointment to find the proposed fix had not solved my problem. I spent the next 15 minutes trying various things but nothing worked.

I was looking at the problem, and then it hit me. It was staring me in the face all along.

The long file name of the image I was trying to import from windows had an apostrophe (‘) in it which i didn’t notice.  I know you are LYAO right now.

You Can’t upload a file with an apostrophe (‘) in the name

 

So, problem solved. I doubt I will forget this one quickly.

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