Annoyance: WordPress fatal error on image.php

I find my self uploading less and less gallery style images to my photo weblog of the “night before” and my little vacation trips because I keep running into this:

Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 34340864) (tried to allocate 9088 bytes) in /thefrosty/wp-admin/includes/image.php on line 147

See photo:

WordPress Gallery upload error message, come on!

WordPress Gallery upload error message, come on!

So I am at a stand still and don’t know what do do. I’m real sick of having to resize my original photos down to a “friendly” workable size just to upload them. Plus I am using 1and1 as my host, which has a cap on my php.ini file for max MB upload.

I’ve tried Snag it to resize, and it works great and fast, but I’ve found it strips the EXIF data from the photo, and that sucks! And Photoshop just takes to long.

I am really, really hoping that WordPress 2.9 takes care of this issue, or I may have to [insert something here].