I'm testing a theme on a group of people. Its a microstock image selling theme. Very unique, so far, works great on most hosts.
However many people complain that that the image-processing script crashes with larger images. It uses wideimage - http://wideimage.sourceforge.net/. This is mostly on shared hosting. Most people have dealt with it by changing php.ini settings and increasing memory - but this goes against the theme being a simple install-and-use situation.
I heard that it might be possible to place a php.ini file in the theme's folder, and it would apply to all other folders. Or even in the script's folder itself.
Logically I had simply upped the memory use in the script itself, but that does not appear to do much.
ini_set( "memory_limit", "1024M" ). <- maybe thats just freekishly too high? :D
I simply need a good fast solution to dealing with large images among varying hosts.