How To Crop & Edit Images Inside WordPress

How To Crop & Edit Images Inside WordPress

September 2, 2019 5 By Bernardo Ryan


a great feature of WordPress is the ability to import images to your site and then edit them from within WordPress.This is really great whenever you have a picture that is quite the right size or perhaps you want a different part of the image for the thumbnail than what you use for the featured image on your website. This is also very good if you’re on a computer that doesn’t have any photo editing software installed on it. you can do everything online. Now whether this is a new post or you’re going in from the main menu. You want to get into the media area and either go into your library if you already imported it or go to add new if you haven’t. The interface page is pretty standard whether it’s from within a post or not. Select images. You select the image that you want to import. WordPress imports the image and it gives your page just like this . Below the image you’re going to see the Edit Image button. Click it and this is the interface that you’re going to see. There’s a group of options across the top: its crop, rotate, rotate clockwise, flip vertically, flip horizontally, undo and redo. They’re pretty basic and pretty self-explanatory: rotate… self-explanatory, rotate counterclockwise and clockwise, flip vertically: this doesn’t work very well with people but sometimes for graphics and images and landscapes you might be able to get away with something like this especially flipping it like horizontally might work out better if you want to frame someonea little bit differently and of course undo: takes you right back to where you started from. The feature that seems to be giving a lot of people problem is the crop feature because you click on it —- nothing happens to crop an image. What you must do is first select the portion of the image that you want to retain. Select it. Make your adjustments and then whenever you’re ready then click the crop button and there you go. When you crop the image one thing you’re going to notice is that the thumbnail didn’t change it created the thumbnail. initially that’s not going to change unless you want it to. I’m going to hit undo and below this image you’ll see that there are three buttons: apply changes to all images, thumbnails or all images except thumbnail. This really gives you some flexibility. what I’d like to do is for the thumbnail focus in on Carol Bouquet’s face. So what I want to do is select just apply changes just the thumbnail and hit crop. Now this takes into just a close-up and then we hit save. Now takes us back to the main page and when we go back into edit image and what you’ll notice is that the main image hasn’t changed but the thumbnail has. This is great. This gives you the ability to focus in on whatever you want to focus in on for the thumbnail image. That’s a quick rundown of some of the basic imaging editing tools that are built into WordPress hopefully you learned a thing or two and we’ll see youagain very soon on ONLINE VIDEO STUDENT. Please like and subscribe!