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"We wanted an elegant and easy to maintain site that showcased Jim Rabby's artwork. Canton listened intently and with purpose. He provided ideas and implemented them to assist with the development of our website and our business. We got everything we wanted and felt confident working with Canton knowing that he would handle it all in a competent professional manner. We think very highly of Canton and recommend him"

- Jim Rabby & Laura Diggs
Rabby Studio & Gallery

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Tutorial: How to crop images within WordPress

WordPress is great for resizing the resolution and file size of images you upload using its editor. If you upload a huge 3000 x 2000 pixel 8MB digital camera snapshot, WordPress will do the work to reduce the image to a web-friendly 600 x 400 pixel 100KB file.

And now (as of WP version 2.9) it’s also possible to crop and rotate your images from within WordPress. No Photoshop required! Watch this video to learn how.


  1. Julia posted on November 18, 2010:

    Thanks for this- I was searching all over to find this feature on the Dashboard menu, under Media & in the post editor. I would have never found it without your video. I respect that you started in the right place and didn’t skip steps. I can tell you tested it.

  2. adrian posted on November 22, 2010:

    Thanks! This will save me so much time.

  3. Marcus Taylor posted on September 16, 2011:

    Great video, i was messing with this for twenty minutes, but now its all cleatr>

  4. Urban posted on September 27, 2011:

    Thanks for your info, but Unfortunately i can`t press the crop-button (??)

    do you know why ?

  5. Pete posted on February 9, 2012:

    Thank you just what I was looking for. WordPress don’t make these things obvious.

  6. Zellie M. Quinn posted on February 16, 2012:

    Thanks, was missing one part, and you showed me what I was doing wrong on the cropping!

  7. salvatore posted on February 29, 2012:

    hello, nice video but I got a question: how can I resize automatically some images in template using i.e. img src=”path/to/crop.php?img=abc.jpg” ? On my server phpthumb like plugins doesn’t seem to work… any suggestions?

  8. crystalstudio posted on March 13, 2012:

    how to resize the_post_thumbnail(‘medium’)?

  9. Michelle posted on February 8, 2013:

    Thank you so much for this! I just thought my pictures were ‘un-cropable’.

  10. Suhaib posted on February 19, 2013:

    many thanks.. exactly what i was looking for..

  11. John posted on August 19, 2013:

    This was one of the most important feature i needed, i usually take screenshots of my phone and they come at full HD resolution..needed something like this which crops it. Thanks

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