First off, thank you for visiting this WordPress Video Tutorial on How to Crop and Scale Images in WordPress. This tutorial will cover the basics of cropping, scaling and editing images in WordPress.
Image Editing Tools in WordPress
WordPress provides, at no charge, several basic editing tools for your images. Don’t get too excited, this isn’t like, “Photoshop for WordPress” or anything like that. The tools are basic, crop, scale, rotate, size, etc..Nothing fancy, but they get the job done. You can access those tools two ways. The first way is by logging into the WordPress Administrator dashboard, going to Media and then clicking on Library, once in the library, you select the image you wish to edit, click on show, then click on edit.
You can also upload your image to a page or post, then click edit once the upload dialog box disappears.
How to Crop & Scale an Image
Cropping an image in WordPress allows you to select a portion of the image you want to display and “crop” or cut away parts of the image you do not wish to display. Often when an image is uploaded on to a web page, the editor will see the image, and then decide they want to cut out or “crop” a portion of the image to enhance the portion of the image they wish to bring attention to.
Wordpress provides an easy way to crop an image:
- Select the part of the image file you want to keep by clicking and dragging your mouse.
- Now click on the crop button
- If you are happy with the results, click save. (WordPress automatically saves a new version of the image
Restore an Image to Original State in WordPress
Okay, so I’ve covered how to crop an image in WordPress and also scaling an image in WordPress and lets not forget, image editing tools in WordPress. Lets say that you have done some edits to your images in WordPress. For some reason you want to go back to the original file, or maybe you have done an edit, like create a thumbnail and you want to link back to the original file. Luckily for you, WordPress saves those edits and does not actually change the original image. By going to “Media” in the back-end of WordPress, then clicking “Library”, you can click the image you wish to restore, and then click the Restore button, it’s that easy.