You upload you image to the Media Library. You realize your image needs to be cropped. Ugh. In the old days, you would have to crop that image in your photo editing software and upload the image again. Good news . . .you can now crop your image from the Media Library.
Cropping an Image
Start in the Media Library. Select the image you want to crop.
The Edit Media or Attachment Details page is next screen. Click on the Edit Image button below your image.
To start cropping an image, click and drag over the area you want cropped. The cropped area will become darker. The area to preserved will be brighter. Move the crop square as needed to get the crop you want. Click and hold on any of the little squares (in the corners, center top, bottom, left and right area of the image) to lengthen or shorten the crop. To scale smaller or bigger, click and drag a corner square.
Happy with the the new look? Click the crop button above the image. The cropped image will replace the original image. When you are done editing your image:
- click the Save button below the image
- AND THEN click the blue Update button in the right sidebar to update the image.