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Jared

Thanks for the info! I tried to dig into my error log to see what the specific error was, but I deleted the Cloud Formation, so those are no longer available. I'm pretty sure it was always the error of "exceeded payload limit" and all I was doing was fetching an S3 object from a bucket and resizing it. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a memory issue because the instances never exceeded the memory limit, but I dunno.

I ended up just using a service because I couldn't get it to work, but maybe I'll keep poking around.

Thanks for sharing your method! It's very helpful.

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Jared

Do you know if your method works for images over 6Mbs?

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Matthew Bramer • Edited

What payload were you using to invoke your lambda. The error message is indicative that the JSON is over the 256 KB limit on lambda. If the lambda is invoked by an event in S3, you then can hydrate the images that is in S3 using the payload described here:

docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/lates...

Here's the doc on creating an S3 event:

docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/lates...

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Jared

Cool. Thank you! I'm not entirely sure, but whenever I tried to resize an image that was more than 6mbs, it failed. It was pulling straight from an S3 bucket.

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Matthew Bramer

If you can post the code in a gist somewhere, I'll help you out.

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Jared

Will do. Much appreciated

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Arnaud Cortisse

What about using streams?
You wouldn't have to download the image in its entirety in order to process it.
Wouldn't it solve your problem?

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Jared

That sounds like it may work. I'll test it out and let you know! Thanks!

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Paweł Kowalski

Ive been unzipping 3gb+ archives from s3 using streams, so this might help. Ps. i also compress images, tested with 10mb+ so that's probably not an aws issue.

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Jared • Edited

That's good to know. Thank you! Do you have the code available for that?

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Paweł Kowalski

Not yet. I need to clean it up and then ill be sharing it on my github - just need to find a moment to do that ;)

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Jared

Cool. Thanks!