Saturday, July 13, 2024

Edit an Image on WP

You can rotate, crop, and flip images in Media using this guide. For certain images already added to a page or post through an Image block, check out another guide for cropping, rotating, or resizing.

Follow these steps to access the image editor:

Visit your site’s dashboard.

Select Media.

Click on the media file you want to edit.

You’ll see a border around the thumbnail and a number in the bottom right corner.

Click the Edit button:

  1. On the window that opens up, click the Edit Image button:
An image in the Media library, with the Edit Image button highlighted

Rotate an Image #

You can rotate images by clicking on the Rotate button. Each time you click Rotate, the image will rotate by 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Click Done when finished, Reset to start from scratch with that image, or Cancel to exit the image editor.

Crop an Image #

You can crop a photo to remove an unwanted portion of the image.

First, click and drag the corners of the cropping overlay to select a freeform area you want to keep for your image.

You can also click on the Crop button and choose one of the following aspect ratios to crop automatically:

  • Original
  • Square
  • 16:9
  • 4:3
  • 3:2

Click Done when finished, Reset to start from scratch with that image, or Cancel to exit the image editor.

An image with the cropping tools highlighted

Flip an Image #

You can flip images horizontally by clicking on the Flip button.

Click Done when finished, Reset to start from scratch with that image, or Cancel to exit the image editor.

An image flipped using the Flip option

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