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How To Edit Images In WordPress Tutorial

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How To Edit Images In WordPress Tutorial

In this tutorial I will shown you has to use the built-in WordPress image edit to Crop, Rotate, Flip and Scale an image without any third party plugins simple edits to an image can change the look of a photo completely. Editing can make a bad photo look good. Or it might just change the look and feel of a good photo into something else.

Take a look at this example below. Here’s the original photo.

The photo is well framed and looks nice and clean I will take it to a little further by cropping and scaling down to 16×9 aspect ratio like the one below

How to Crop an image in WordPress

  • Go to media and select library 
  • Click on the image you want to edit.
  • Click the edit image button below the image thumbnail. 
  • Under the right side you can set your aspect ratio which help in protecting the aspect ratio of the image.
  • Drag a box on the image, precisely the part you want to retain.
  • Click on the crop icon the first among the list on top of the image.
  • Press save button and you will see the change in your image saved.
  • On the right side the image you can change the title of the image, add a caption, set an alternative text and give it a nice description.

How to rotate an image in WordPress

  • Go to media and select library 
  • Click on the image you want to edit.
  • Click the edit image button below the image thumbnail. 
  • Besides the crop tool there are other two buttons, Rotate right button, Rotate left button, this are the tools we will use the rotate the image.
  • Click on any of this tool depending on which direction you want to rotate your image, 
  • After you are done with the rotation Press save button and the changes to your image will be saved.

How To Flip an image in WordPress 

  • Go to media and select library 
  • Click on the image you want to edit.
  • Click the edit image button below the image thumbnail. 
  • Besides the rotate tool there are other two buttons, flip horizontal  button, flip vertical button, this are the tools we will use the flip the image.
  • Click on any of this tool depending on which direction you want to rotate your image, 
  • After you are done with the rotation Press save button and the changes to your image will be saved.

How To scale an image in WordPress 

  • Go to media and select library 
  • Click on the image you want to edit.
  • Click the edit image button below the image thumbnail. 
  • On the right upper side you will scale image like the image below
  • Enter the new width and height of the image.
  • Press the  scale button when you’re done and your image will be saved.

In this tutorial we have learnt how to crop, Rotate,flip and scale an image in WordPress using the internal image editor. I hope you have find this tutorial useful.

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