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When a user uploads image files to our website the default permissions result in images which can't be viewed. How can we change default permissions to 755 automatically when for uploaded images?

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You need to change the umask for your web server. This StackOverflow question talks about how that is done for Apache (add a umask command to the script(s) that are run to start Apache).

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