In any WordPress blog post, article, or content, Image takes the main power to attract your visitors. It helps to drive more traffic to your content. So it’s vital to know basic image editing in WordPress.
Luckily WordPress itself gives you the power to do basic editing like crop, rotate, scale, and flip an image with the built-in editor.
Do you know how to do basic image editing in WordPress with the default tools?
Well, in this article, we will describe the feature of WordPress of how you can use it as a basic image editor allowing you to create, rotate, scale, and flip images.
So. let’s begin!
To edit your image with WordPress, the first thing you have to do is upload the image on your admin dashboard. For doing this, you need to go to your admin area and then go to Media ► Add new option. Now select the image from the media library or your computer.
Once you have uploaded the image, it’s time to go to Media► Library and select the image that you have just uploaded.
After clicking on it, it will open with a new popup window where you will see lots of information about the image details on the right column.
On the left column, you will have a preview of the image and an option to edit the image.
Now, click on the Edit option to do the basic edit of your image. Once you have clicked on it, it will open a new window with a bunch of options to edit, crop, resize or flip it as horizontal and vertical.
Let’s know what each of these options does.
Now. Let’s know the options of the right column of the default editor,
The crop selection allows you to specify the size in pixels that you want to crop. It means when you want to crop a specific size, you need to set the size on the selection box and then select the crop option. Once you click the crop button above your image, it will automatically crop the selection.
After doing all editing, make sure you have saved the editing by the save button under the preview of the image.
That’s not ending. WordPress itself gives you the option to restore your original image even after saving the edited image.
To get it, simply go to the image again and choose the Edit Image option. Now, this time you will notice a new box appear in the right column labeled Restore Original Image. If you want to revert your original image, then simply click on it.
To wrap up, having a flawless image will visually appeal to your content. The WordPress built-in image editor makes this work easier and simpler without losing the image quality.
Hopefully, this tutorial will help you to understand how to do basic image editing in WordPress with the built-in editor. To learn more about WordPress features and its tips & tricks, you may check our WordPress Tips and How-To section.
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