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Image Editing in WordPress

Author: JLB

Published On: December 30, 2009

Recently we’ve launched a few web sites that use WordPress for content management. WordPress is a very robust content managment tool and it’s fairly intuitive when adding pages and content. However, when it comes to images, there are a few tricks that aren’t obvious on the first glance. Here’s a little image editing tutorial for those working with WordPress for the first time.

To add an image to a page or post:

  • Click on the small square icon next to “Upload/Insert.”
  • A pop-up screen will appear. Either upload a file from the computer or select one from the gallery.
  • Show the details for the image. Here the alignment and size of the image can be set.
  • Select the size closest to what will fit the page. The larger the uploaded image, the more options that will be available. Remember that the “thumbnail” will crop the image to a square, which may not be what is needed for the page.
  • After the closest size has been selected, click “Insert into Post”.

The image should display in the page or post. If the image is too big (or small), more editing can be done. This is the fun part!

  • Click on the image itself. Two icons will appear. Click on the one with the mountain, labeled “Edit Image.”
  • Another pop-up screen will appear.
  • Here the alignment and SIZE of the image can be changed again.
  • To make the image smaller, use the scale to select what percentage of the current image size should be displayed on the page.

Voila! The image is now the perfect size to fit with the rest of the content! Wasn’t that fun? And, so much easier that uploading image after image to get the perfect size!

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