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How to Edit Images in WordPress

How to Easily Edit Images in WordPress

by Waseem Abbas on Jan 5, 2016

Do you want to quickly edit images for your blog posts or galleries? A lot of people don’t know that WordPress actually comes with a basic image editor with features like crop, scale, rotate, and flip. In this article, we will show you how to easily edit images in WordPress.

Why Edit Images In WordPress?

You may be wondering why would you ever want to edit images in WordPress when there are plenty of other photo editing software available.

The main reason is that you may not always have access to a photo editing software. In those cases, WordPress image editing can be life saver.

Let’s take a look at how to properly edit images in WordPress.

Editing Images in WordPress

First thing you need to do is upload your image in WordPress. You can either drag and drop the image on the visual editor or go to Media ยป Add New.

Upload Your Image To WordPress

Next, you need to click on the image that you want to edit. A window will pop up, and you should see the Edit Image button under the image.

Edit Image Button

When you click on the Edit Image button, another window will appear where you will find simple photo editing options like crop, rotate, and flip the image.

Editing Tools

You can use any of these options to edit images inside your WordPress dashboard. To rotate or flip the image, just click on the respective icon.

You can scale the image by aspect ratio using the crop button.

It is very easy to crop the image. Simply select the area by clicking on the image and holding the mouse to select the part of image you want to crop. See the gif below to see how to crop images in WordPress.

Crop Image In WordPress

If you don’t like the changes you made, then you can undo / redo at anytime. See the image below to know how you can undo the change in image in WordPress.

Undo/Redo Image In WordPress

We hope this article helped you learn how to easily edit images in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to group photos and organize them in WordPress.

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  1. hello Waseem , I am struggling .I am selling my collection of tribal african art .I only need two pages ,and the images have to be “right” the security has to be the best ,the keywords ,everything , there is more to it.You need finesse and taste as well.
    I have “done” about ten tutorial videos , the one answers this and the other does that. all been a huge help though. I am going to see and listen to a few more until I get it. can not afford a web developer and I find quite a few are sleazy overpriced and arrogant .
    Is there a “thing ” in that world ?like car-dealers who rely on their clients being a bit lazy to do their research? I think so.
    thank you for the free tutorials very much indeed.

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