There is a simple way to edit images in WordPress using the WordPress Image Editor so that you don’t have to buy an image editor program for your computer.
In this article, I show you how to resize images in WordPress, flip images in WordPress, rotate images in WordPress, and crop images in WordPress.
Edit Images In WordPress
Often the size of an image you want to use when creating a WordPress post or when creating a WordPress page is not the ideal size or dimensions. If you have an image editor on your computer you can edit the image before you upload the image.
However, WordPress has a simple image editor that you can use to resize, flip, rotate, and crop images. This is especially useful if you have already uploaded an image and want to edit the image.
Below, I show you how to resize images in WordPress, flip images in WordPress, rotate images in WordPress, and crop images in WordPress. I also show you how to edit the image thumbnail.
WordPress Image Editor
There are two ways to access the image editor so that you can edit images in WordPress. The first way to access the WordPress image editor is from the Media Library. The second way to access the WordPress image editor is from the WordPress text editor when you are editing a WordPress post or when you are editing a WordPress page.
WordPress Image Editor From Media Library
To access the WordPress image editor from the Media Library, follow these steps:
1. Select “Library” from the “Media” menu on the WordPress Admin.
The WordPress Image Editor is now displayed. See sections below on how to resize, flip, rotate, and crop images.
WordPress Image Editor From WordPress Text Editor
To access the WordPress image editor from when creating a WordPress post or creating a WordPress page with the WordPress text editor, follow these steps:
1. Select an image in the WordPress text editor
The WordPress “Edit Image” dialog is now displayed. See sections below on how to resize, flip, rotate, and crop images.
Resize Images In WordPress
Before you flip, rotate, or crop an image, you should scale the image to make it smaller instead of afterward. To resize or scale an image in WordPress, follow these steps:
1. From the WordPress Image Editor, go to the “Scale” section
2. Enter new dimensions in the text boxes next to the “Scale” button. The first text box is for the width of the image. The second text box is for the height of the image. The text boxes will update automatically based on the value entered in the other text box. This keeps the image from becoming distorted.
You can also crop the image using an aspect ratio. This allows cropping the image to certain dimensions such as a square (use 1;1) or common aspects such as 4:3 or 16:9. To crop the image using an aspect ratio, follow these steps:
1. Enter an aspect ratio in the two text boxes. The left text box is for width and the right text box is for height.
Select the “All image sizes” radio button under “Apply changes to” to update the thumbnail the same way the original image is updated.
Select the “Thumbnail” radio button under “Apply changes to” make changes only to the thumbnail image and not the original image.
Select the “All sizes except thumbnail” to make changes to original image but not the thumbnail image.
Update Image In WordPress Post or WordPress Page
After you have made your changes and clicked the “Save” button on “Edit Image” dialog, the “Images Dialog” will be displayed. Select the “Update” button to update the image in the post or page.
Check out the following WordPress tutorials and WordPress guides:
- Learn WordPress: Getting Started With WordPress CMS
- One-Click WordPress Install and Set Up
- How To Choose A WordPress Theme
- How To Install WordPress Themes
- Customizing WordPress Themes
- Top 7 WordPress Tips For Beginners
- Popular WordPress Plugins
- How To Create A Custom Homepage In WordPress
- How To Create A Page In WordPress
- WordPress Admin Panel Guide
- WordPress Admin Getting Started Guide
- How To Edit The WordPress Menu Bar
- WordPress Category Page: How Categories Work In WordPress
- WordPress Tag Page: How Tags Work In WordPress
- Your WordPress Media Library Questions Answered
- Easy Way To Edit Images In WordPress: Resize, Flip, Rotate, And Crop Explained
- Add WordPress Post: How To Create A WordPress Post Now
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