What is the status of this? I am interested in making a photoblog myself, and started using Xoops and a module called Weblog. However Xoops doesn't automatically resize images. If it's working and needs debugging, I'm willing to mess around with the Alpha to see how things work.
FWIW, the hosting company where my site lives has a problem getting ImageMagick on their servers. Not sure why. They did it once, but "lost" it when they upgraded servers. It seems to be a big hassle to get them to install it. So the GD support is probably the most convenient. They say it's on there, but I haven't tried it yet.