You should not add any images to the albums/ directory itself as this is just an organizing container for all created albums. Your usage document should make this clear.
Correct I am putting it into the albums/album_id/ folder not the albums directory
Beyond that, this seems to be clearly a permissions issue.
Things to consider:
First: ensure that your albums directory has its permissions set according to the install instructions.
triple checked. I can add via the web without a issue.
Second: having created a "test" album via FTP, and then creating an album using "test" as the ID should have returned an "album already exists" error due to the fact that an album's ID corresponds to its directory name on the server.
I did not receive a "album already exists" error message. and again I tried the same steps.
1. create albums/test directory
2. via web do create album with the album id of "test"
no error and I can see the album
However I can not add media to the "test" album via the web, it says "filename already exists in album's directory" but via telnet it is not there.
Third: It seems that in some cases, for reasons to boring to get into, an album directory as well as any items contained in that directory need to have permissions adjusted when that directory and/or media belonging to that directory has been created via FTP. Some servers are setup in such a way that anything accomplished via FTP is not readable via PHP and, less often, vice versa.
What are the specific permission & ownership settings. even when I change it back to nobody:nobody it doesn't work.
I did this as another test.
1. I created an album
2. I added media via the web.
3. I wrote down all the permissions for the file & directory
4. I changed the ownership of just the directory to a user that could FTP to that directory
5. I changed the group & all sub files back to the original ownership & group "nobody:nobody"
6. I scan directories.
7. 0 Media files found.
8. I attempted to add another file via "add media" worked fine.
One other unlikely possibility: ensure that your $INM_CONF['path_albums'] is equal to that path wherein you are placing your media.
this is correctly set.
$INM_CONF['path_albums'] = $_CONF['path'] . 'plugins/inmemoriam/albums/';
What should i do next?
I should tell you i am runing on;
UNIX / FreeBSD
Running WHM / cPanel