Error when reading the EXIF of the image

Hello everyone,

I am in the process of building an image gallery from JPGs and try to read some Exif tags to put them in the HTML.
This image gallery is set in a shortcode and when I try to read the Exif, Hugo raise an error “executing “shortcodes/gallery.html” at <.Exif>: error calling Exif: unexpected end of JSON input”.

What’s bother me, is that I use the same code to reads Exif in an other shortcode and it’s work pretty well with the sames images.

The full code of the gallery shortcode :

{{- $folderPath := printf "%s/*" (.Get "folder") }}
{{- $originalPage := .Site.GetPage "page" .Page.Path }}
{{- $originalImages := $originalPage.Resources.Match $folderPath }}
<div style='clear:both'></div>
<div id="psgal_7_1" class="psgal gallery-columns-3 gallery-size-thumbnail" itemscope itemtype="">
{{- range ($originalImages) }}
{{- $thumbnail := .Resize "320x" }}
{{ printf "%s" .Exif.Tags.Make }}      
  <figure itemscope itemtype="" class="msnry_item">
    {{- $mediumw := default "1200x" }}
    {{- $medium := (.Resize $mediumw) }}
    <a href="{{ $medium.RelPermalink | absURL }}" itemprop="contentUrl" data-size="{{ $medium.Width }}x{{ $medium.Height }}" data-caption="" >
      <img src="{{ $thumbnail.Permalink }}" itemprop="thumbnail" alt="" />
  <figcaption class="photoswipe-gallery-caption" itemprop="caption description"><span itemprop="copyrightHolder"></span>
{{- end }}

The code used in another shortcode, and this one work…

{{- $originalPage := $.Site.GetPage "page" $.Page.Path }}
{{- $originalImage := $originalPage.Resources.GetMatch $imagePath }}
{{ printf "%s" $originalImage.Exif.Tags.Make }}

I don’t know what’s wrong with this code…

Hugo version :
Hugo Static Site Generator v0.58.3-4AAC02D4 windows/amd64 BuildDate: 2019-09-19T15:29:19Z*


We ocache the Exif to disk, and in your situtation that has obviously gone wrong for some reason. We should improve the error handling here, but I would suggest that you delete resources/_gen/images and try again.

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Thanks for your reply.

I try your solution and it’s work.
So now before starting hugo server I run hugo --gc to clean up.